I admittedly haven’t seen a lot of the Midwest region of the United States. I stuck to the coasts on my solo journey a couple of years ago, but it seems the Midwest has a lot to offer. The region encompasses states like Michigan, Nebraska, the Dakotas, and Minnesota. If you are thinking of exploring this part of the United States sometime soon, here are five Midwest cities to enjoy.
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A town I haven’t heard of previously, Duluth is a seaport city right on Lake Superior. It is in Minnesota but straddles the Wisconsin border, too. There is a lot to do when visiting Duluth, but the No. 1 attraction is Canal Park: a waterfront shopping and restaurant precinct. South Pier Inn is a great accommodation option, as it is just a short stroll from Canal Park. It is also next to the Aerial Lift Bridge, which is apparently a sight synonymous with Duluth. Don’t leave without at least one photo of this landmark!
Grand Rapids, Michigan
As the second largest city in Michigan, Grand Rapids has many attractions to entice visitors. It is located on the Grand River and is a mere 30 miles from Lake Michigan. Some of its biggest drawcards include Frederik Meijer Gardens and Sculpture Park, Grand Rapids Public Museum, John Ball Zoo, Millennium Park, and Meyer May House. The local Holiday Inn is in a perfect downtown spot with river views. It has a 24-hour guest lounge, and an on-site restaurant called The Pearl Street Grill.
Omaha may be in Nebraska, but it lies both on the Missouri River and close to the Iowa border. It is known as the Home of the College World Series, and is a stop on the Lewis and Clark National Historic Trail. Omaha has a rich pioneer history, which visitors can learn more about at the Durham Museum. The Hilton is actually connected to the CenturyLink Centre via a skybridge, which is just too convenient.
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Saint George, Utah
If you like outdoor adventures, make Saint George your next holiday destination. This Utah city is a great place to visit, as from Saint George you can easily explore Snow Canyon and Sand Hollow state parks. For a luxurious desert escape, check out The Inn at Entrada. It is located inside a gated golf community, and you will love the panoramic views of the red vermilion cliffs. Each morning you can wake up and enjoy a freshly baked pastry and cinnamon roll in the lobby, too.
As the capital of Ohio, Columbus is a big and bustling American city. There is too much to add to your Columbus itinerary, including the zoo, Franklin Park Conservatory, German Village, and COSI, the country’s No. 1 science museum. A stay at the Courtyard by Marriott will have you within walking distance from the hip Arena District, Columbus Museum of Art, and Nationwide Arena.
There are so many incredible places just waiting for you to visit in America’s Midwest region.
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