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Midwest Vacation Guide

Whether you want to reconnect with your sweetie or find the perfect spot for the whole family, the Midwest Vacation Guide is an invaluable resource for planning the perfect getaway.

Midwest Vacation Guide
Photo by Madden’s on Gull Lake

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FAMILY BONDING

Breezy Point Resort
Breezy Point, MN
800-432-3777
www.breezypointresort.com

In the heart of Minnesota’s vacationland — the Brainerd Lakes Area -— Breezy Point Resort offers something for everyone in every age group. A wide variety of lodging styles set the perfect stage for a fun family reunion or getaway. The sugar sand beach and crystal clear waters of Big Pelican Lake combined with a wide assortment of water sports, create nature’s own outdoor waterpark environment. Golf courses challenge the beginner and novice alike, creating tales almost as fabled as those from the fishing boat. Bike, hike or stroll the scenic Paul Bunyan Trail and experience nature up close.

Caribou Highlands Lodge

Lutsen, MN
800-642-6036
www.caribouhighlands.com

From Lutsen Mountains to Lake Superior, families will make memories and “stay where they play” at Caribou Highlands Lodge. Family bonding abounds whether it’s hiking along the Superior Hiking Trail, mountain biking through backwoods trails or along the summer slopes of Lutsen Mountains, going on canoe adventures along the Poplar River, or taking in spectacular views of the area. With so many activities in Caribou Highland’s backyard, and resort amenities including pools, playgrounds, game rooms and gift shops, families won’t want to leave.

Hastings Area Chamber of Commerce & Tourism Bureau
Hastings, MN
651-437-6775
www.hastingsmn.org
Historic Hastings invites you to browse antique and specialty shops. In July, thousands of people attend Rivertown Days, a community-wide festival, which features a parade, music fest, arts and crafts fair, flea market, carnival and much more. Fans of the great outdoors will appreciate Carpenter Nature Center, Spring Lake Park Reserve and nearby Afton State Park with fantastic river views and trails. Whether plunging down the waterslides at the aquatic center, picnicking near Vermillion Falls, golfing, biking or bird watching, you and/or your family will enjoy Hasting’s charm.

Kavanaugh’s Sylvan Lake Resort
Brainerd, MN
800-562-7061
www.kavanaughs.com

Boat, fish, swim or soak up the summer sun on beautiful Sylvan Lake. Golf on any of the 18 world-class courses located on the Brainerd Golf Trail. Over 300 family-friendly holes are found within a 45-minute drive or less from Kavanaugh’s. Find more fun times among the new indoor pool and recreation complex. Start a friendly game of basketball on Kavanaugh’s full-sized court or play a game of tennis. Grab your camera and hike or bike near Kavanaugh’s Resort grounds, or explore trails in adjacent Pillsbury State Forest.

Lakewoods Resort
Cable, WI
715-794-2561
www.lakewoodsresort.com

Lakewoods Resort and Convention Center offers the finest accommodations and amenities to those visiting Northwest Wisconsin. Located in the 850,000 acres of Chequamegon National Forest and on the shores of 3,200 acre Lake Namakagon, Lakewoods is surrounded by the northwoods. Lakeside Restaurant (open breakfast, lunch and dinner) and Buck’s Bar and Grill along with the banquet rooms, outdoor patio, and expansive grounds are great for groups of 3 to 300. Try the 18-hole golf course, indoor and outdoor pools, sauna, hot tub, game rooms, tennis, hiking/biking trails and Marina with boat rentals. Become one with nature at Lakewoods.

Lutsen Lodging Company

Lutsen, MN
800-686-4669
www.lutsenlodgingcompany.com

The Lutsen Lodging Company presents a thoughtful collection of lodging choices for your next North Shore vacation. From inn rooms to private homes, mountainside or on the shore, just off the fairway or off the beaten path, these lodging choices are located among the area’s finest wilderness and recreational settings. And if you’ve ever dreamed of owning your own business in the Lutsen-Tofte-Grand Marais area, contact the Lutsen Real Estate Group, which is working with several different businesses ranging from lodging/resort properties to food and beverage and general retail operations.

Lutsen Resort
Lutsen, MN
800-258-8736
www.lutsenresort.com

Lutsen Resort, hidden away along Lake Superior, has a romantic tradition reaching back to 1885 when the site was first settled. Casting a spell over couples and families alike, this romantic property combines traditional northwoods adventure with contemporary refinement. The historic Scandinavian lodge with its fire lit lobby, lakeside casual fine-dining room and pub is a classic. Resort amenities include swimming pools, whirlpools, saunas, massage, golf, shuffleboard, gardens, walking trails and even a covered bridge. Handcrafted log cabins, luxury condos and townhomes provide a great variety of lakeside lodging options.

Mall of America

Bloomington, MN
800-490-4200
www.mallofamerica.com

Mall of America® welcomes more than 35 million visitors a year from across the country and around the world to enjoy over 520 retail and specialty stores including Bloomingdale’s, Nordstrom and Macy’s. Experience unique dining at over 50 restaurants and enjoy some of the country’s leading attractions such as the nation’s largest indoor family amusement park with 30 remarkable rides and adventures featuring a spinning roller coaster, Timberland Twister. Other attractions include Underwater Adventures® Aquarium, LEGO®, NASCAR Silicon Motor Speedway, A.C.E.S. Flight Simulator and Dinosaur Walk Museum. In addition, there is no sales tax on clothing!

Park Rapids Lakes Area Chamber
Park Rapids, MN
800-247-0054
www.parkrapids.com

The Park Rapids Lakes Area, Loon Capital of the USA, is a vacation paradise. More than 500 crystal clear lakes, 3.5 million forest acres, and more than a dozen charming communities with boating, biking, fishing, birding, camping, shopping, antiquing and sailing make for an endless parade of memories. Walk around one of several charming towns to study the architecture, visit antique shops, museums and art galleries, or stop at the local bakery for a treat. Enjoy the town by staying in a wonderful bed and breakfast, motel, lakeside resort or campground. And perhaps best of all, interact with the nicest, friendliest and most helpful people you could ever hope to meet.

The Inn on Madeline Island
La Pointe, WI
800-822-6315
www.madisland.com

Discover the perfect Great Lakes island experience. Ride the ferry from Bayfield, Wisconsin to Madeline Island and find peaceful relaxation in vacation delights offered by The Inn. Gateway to the shimmering beauty of Lake Superior’s Apostle Islands and the historic world of French fur traders and the Ojibwa nation, the Island sustains all elements unique to Wisconsin’s northern woodlands and Lake Superior’s majestic shoreline. At The Inn, located in the town of La Pointe (overlooking Lake Superior) you will find comfortable and soothing accommodation and amenities to make the most of your vacation.

Tomah Convention & Visitor Bureau

Tomah, WI
800-948-6624
www.tomahwisconsin.com

Tomah is located midway between the Twin Cities and Milwaukee, where the state’s interstate system (I-90 and I-94) divides. Tomah boasts small town charm with plenty of shopping including antiques, Amish and cranberry goods, over 680 motel rooms, indoor and outdoor water parks, and quaint restaurants to explore throughout the area. Whether you’re interested in driving tours, the fall cranberry festival, autumn color tours, or winter activities, you’ll find that the Tomah area has a variety of annual activities. From “Winnebago Wonderland” to the new Lemonweir River Walking Trail, there’s something for everyone.

Wisconsin’s Innkeeper Association
Brookfield, WI
262-782-2851
www.lodging-wi.com

Wisconsin is the perfect place for your next meeting, reunion, or getaway with a variety of lodging accommodations, including historic inns on the river, convenient motels along the interstate, and quiet cabins in the woods. You can also find elegant hotels in the city, relaxing resorts on the lake, and cozy bed and breakfasts in quaint towns.

Discover your perfect Wisconsin vacation at www.wisconsinlodging.info where you can search over 1,100 hotels, resorts, motels, inns, bed and breakfasts, condominiums, cottages, vacation homes and campgrounds throughout Wisconsin. Use the “Lodging Search” to easily locate lodging accommodations by property name, geographic region, type of property, rates, on-site amenities, and more.
 


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