When a lot of people plan trips around the United States, the east coast and the west coast tend to get a lot of attention. While it’s understandable since cities like New York City and Los Angeles are absolutely great, the midwest has so much incredible options to offer visitors that it’s a shame to overlook this highly underrated region. Here are some amazing trip ideas that will appeal to any kind of traveler.
Mississippi River Cruise
Viking offers an amazing Mississippi River Cruise that travels through Mississippi, of course, as well as New Orleans, Louisiana, Red Wing and St. Paul, Minnesota, La Crosse, Wisconsin, Burlington and Dubuque, Iowa, and Hannibal and St. Louis, Missouri. This is a great way to visit these very underrated spots that might never have crossed your mind to see.
City Life in Chicago
If you’re more of a city dweller, then Chicago is certainly a fantastic option to visit. You can visit the iconic Art Institute of Chicago that houses some seriously famous classics, attend an improv show at The Second City, dine on the classic deep dish pizza, catch a game at Wrigley Field, and even enjoy a CAFC Chicago River cruise. There are so many exciting things to experience in this amazing city, definitely add it to your bucket list.
Mackinac Island, Michigan
Mackinac Island is often referred to as “pearl of the Great Lakes” and the “crown jewel of Michigan.” One of its best features is the fact that cars are not allowed, which will make you feel like you’ve traveled back in time in the best way. Taking a bike ride around the park and experience the clear waters with the Great Turtle Kayak Tours.
Voyageurs National Park, Minnesota
If you’re looking for incredible sights, then Minnesota’s Voyageurs National Park is for you. This criminally underrated park is one of the least visited in the U.S., but it offers incredible sights and views of the northern lights, amazing stargazing, and a night ranger program.
Rock & Roll Hall of Fame, Cleveland
The official Rock & Roll Hall of Fame in Cleveland, Ohio is a one of a kind experience, especially for lovers of rock and all the music that inspired it, as well as the music it has inspired. You can even stay at the Rock & Roll Suite at the Hilton Cleveland Downtown for the full experience. You can take a look at outfits worn by the biggest names in music as well as artifacts from iconic artists and performances like Prince’s guitar from the Purple Rain tour, Elvis’ gold lame suit, and Johnny Cash’s tour bus.