Midwest Destinations


The heartland of states of America might be known for its amber waves of grains, but the Midwest also is home to one the country’s biggest cities. No visit to Chicago is complete without taking a selfie in The Bean, the city’s most recognizable piece of public art. The Midwest also is home to the rolling fields of Wisconsin, the breathtaking shoreline of Lake Michigan, the beauty of Mackinaw Island, the farm fields of Illinois, Indiana and Iowa and two of the country’s up and coming cities, Indianapolis and Detroit. Travel a little further south to the karst region and its incredible underground caves. Head to Ohio for the rocking roller coasters of Cedar Point, the self-proclaimed roller coaster capital of the world.

We have many TravelingMom writers who live in the USA Midwest. And many TravelingMoms have visited with their kids on a family vacation, just the way you would. It means we can offer real insight into the best things to do with kids in those cities, states, and areas.

Wherever you are heading, chances are a TravelingMom has been there. With kids. Our family vacations span the globe so we can tell you what you need to know before you go. We know what works for kids and what doesn’t. And we’ve got tips for making the most of your family trip, wherever you want to go.

What You Want in a Family Vacation

On these pages, we’ll tell you about the best family hotels in the city you want to visit. We’ll tell you about the best things to do in that town. We’ll give you tips for flying there with kids, tips for saving money when you arrive and tips for getting the most out of your family vacations. And we’ll tell you the best free things to do in the town. Doing the free stuff is always the best way to save money on family vacations.

Our writers know the ins and outs of family vacations in Chicago, New York City, the Caribbean, Hawaii, London, Los Angeles, Washington DC, Orlando, San Diego, San Francisco and, of course that family vacation Mecca: Disney.

Get all of our tips and insight here. If you don’t find what you need, visit our TravelingMom Facebook page and post your question there. Chances are good someone will know the answer. That’s because TravelingMom’s family travel experts have been there. We have learned what works best for families. And we’re ready to share to make your family vacations the best they can be.

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