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8 Midwest Getaways You Need To Take This Labor Day Weekend

Looking to getaway for Labor Day weekend? The long holiday weekend is just around the corner which means it might be time to sneak away for a little R & R. Here's a list of the best Midwest destinations you need to explore.

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1. Geneva, Illinois

"Have you ever been to Geneva? Not to be confused with Lake Geneva or Galena. Just straight up Geneva. Surprisingly not too many people know about this little town. It’s THE BEST one hour escape from Chicago! Filled with tree-lined streets, gourmet restaurants and one of a kind shops, it makes for the ultimate girls trip or lazy weekend away with the better half." - Nicole of Cedar and Rush
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"Have you ever been to Geneva? Not to be confused with Lake Geneva or Galena. Just straight up Geneva. Surprisingly not too many people know about this little town. It’s THE BEST one hour escape from Chicago! Filled with tree-lined streets, gourmet restaurants and one of a kind shops, it makes for the ultimate girls trip or lazy weekend away with the better half." - Nicole of Cedar and Rush

2. New Buffalo, Michigan

"New Buffalo, Michigan is a Midwest resort community located on the shores of Lake Michigan at the mouth of the Galien River. The town has a population of around 2,000. Although a popular destination for many, especially Chicagoans (the town is an hour and a half drive from Chicago)" - Flo from Flo's Favorites
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"New Buffalo, Michigan is a Midwest resort community located on the shores of Lake Michigan at the mouth of the Galien River. The town has a population of around 2,000. Although a popular destination for many, especially Chicagoans (the town is an hour and a half drive from Chicago)" - Flo from Flo's Favorites

3. Madison, Indiana

"Madison will make you feel alllll the southern charm feels without the plane ride or swampy humidity. The historic river town is situated right on the Ohio River (which essentially acts as the state border between Indiana and Kentucky) and is full of landmarks and architecture, boutiques and treasure troves of antiques, and nationally-known, locally-sourced eateries." - Megan from Some Places I'm Moderately Excited About
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"Madison will make you feel alllll the southern charm feels without the plane ride or swampy humidity. The historic river town is situated right on the Ohio River (which essentially acts as the state border between Indiana and Kentucky) and is full of landmarks and architecture, boutiques and treasure troves of antiques, and nationally-known, locally-sourced eateries." - Megan from Some Places I'm Moderately Excited About

4. Grand Geneva in Lake Geneva, Wisconsin

"The sprawling resort that was the original Playboy Club has become a complete travel destination with several accommodation options, six restaurants, horse stables, multiple indoor and outdoor pools, a spa, a golf course, tennis courts, rock climbing walls, and even hills for skiing in the winter. It’s biggest selling point might be that it is just a 90-minute drive from Chicago, making it an ideal destination for a quick getaway." - Kit from The Kittchen
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"The sprawling resort that was the original Playboy Club has become a complete travel destination with several accommodation options, six restaurants, horse stables, multiple indoor and outdoor pools, a spa, a golf course, tennis courts, rock climbing walls, and even hills for skiing in the winter. It’s biggest selling point might be that it is just a 90-minute drive from Chicago, making it an ideal destination for a quick getaway." - Kit from The Kittchen

5. Staycation at The Westin Rivernorth in Chicago, Illinois

"Westin Chicago River North is situated in the heart of downtown, making it easy to explore the best of the city by foot. The recently renovated Riverwalk is essentially the hotel’s backyard, and the infamous House of Blue is next door. Plus, top attractions like The Magnificent Mile, Millennium Park, and the John Hancock building are all within a mile of the hotel." - Lizzy from Lizzy Fay
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"Westin Chicago River North is situated in the heart of downtown, making it easy to explore the best of the city by foot. The recently renovated Riverwalk is essentially the hotel’s backyard, and the infamous House of Blue is next door. Plus, top attractions like The Magnificent Mile, Millennium Park, and the John Hancock building are all within a mile of the hotel." - Lizzy from Lizzy Fay

6. Ernest Hemingway's Birthplace - Oak Park, Illinois

"Located in Oak Park, IL, the home where Ernest Hemingway was born was built by his maternal grandparents in the Queen Ann style. He was born in the second floor master bedroom (well, one of them...the man and wife slept in separate bedrooms) on July 21, 1899." - Ashley of Hasty Booklist
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"Located in Oak Park, IL, the home where Ernest Hemingway was born was built by his maternal grandparents in the Queen Ann style. He was born in the second floor master bedroom (well, one of them...the man and wife slept in separate bedrooms) on July 21, 1899." - Ashley of Hasty Booklist

7. Galena, Illinois

Galena, Illinois is a historic small town filled with cute antiques shops and restaurants which makes it the perfect weekend getaway.
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Galena, Illinois is a historic small town filled with cute antiques shops and restaurants which makes it the perfect weekend getaway.

8. Hiking Matthiessen State Park - Oglesby, Illinois

If you're looking for an outdoor adventure maybe think about planning a camping trip to Oglesby, IL. Matthiessen State Park is about an hour and a half drive from Chicago, just past Starved Rock State Park and offers countless hiking trails.
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If you're looking for an outdoor adventure maybe think about planning a camping trip to Oglesby, IL. Matthiessen State Park is about an hour and a half drive from Chicago, just past Starved Rock State Park and offers countless hiking trails.

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