Autumn. The calm before the storm — or, before the Chicago winter. Until the gorgeous leaves meet their crisp demise and holiday chaos takes over, we suggest making time for a fall getaway. But, there's no need for plane tickets. There are amazing destinations right here in your own backyard.
Historic beauty? Check. Activities to keep you amused? You betcha. The ultimate packing list? We've got you covered there, too. Whether it's the Dutch charm of Holland, Michigan or a luxurious spa retreat in Wisconsin, each of these spots will leave you feeling refreshed and renewed. What we can't guarantee is how long the weather will hold out. Now, fill up that tank and get trekking.