Great Escapes

Girl on a dock in Door County, Wisconsin
Photo by Ashley Camper

Sometimes you just need to get out of dodge. With six destinations within driving distance, we've got you covered, no matter what you're looking for in a getaway. Pile in the minivan; your vacation has arrived.

Sunset on a lake in Brainerd, Minnesota

Brainerd, Minnesota

Is a grown-up weekend possible in a place you visited every year as a kid?

Seed Savers Exchange Heritage Farm in Decorah, Iowa

Decorah, Iowa

Going old-school in America's most Norwegian town.

YMCA Camp du Nord outside Ely, Minnesota

Ely, Minnesota

How a dedicated indoorswoman came to love family sleepaway camp.

Campfire on the North Shore, Grand Marais, Minnesota

The North Shore

How to rough it on the North Shore (without really roughing it at all).

The Granary on Washington Island, Door County, Wisconsin

Door County, Wisconsin

A foodie's guide to Wisconsin's most picturesque peninsula.

Beachwalk Resort, Michigan City, Indiana

Michigan City, Indiana

How to have a Cape Cod getaway—an hour outside the Windy City.