K.O. asks from Algonquin, IL on May 12, 2008
Where to take 8 months old infant for a road trip in the Midwest?
My husband and I are looking to take a family vacation not too far from the Chicago area and are hoping to drive to our destination. Does anyone have any suggestions for a place that would be relaxing, but fun for us and our 8 month old? Thanks for any ideas!!
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N.D. answers from Chicago on May 13, 2008
Door County, WI! Great family destination with old-time country charm, nice little shops, great trails, can rent bikes or mopeds, hike, take a boat, etc. We are going this memorial day weekend with my tot.
C.F. answers from Chicago on May 12, 2008
you should trying going to the Orange Lake Country Club in Lake Geneva Wisconsin. Great place
E.N. answers from Chicago on May 13, 2008
Door County! It's so relaxing there and lots of family stuff to do. It's right on the lake. You can take boat rides and take long, relaxing walks on beautiful tree lined trails. Do a search on 'Door County'; there are lots of festivals and things going on vertually every weekend during the summer months. My husband and I are going to take our 13 month old this summer and I'm just dying to get out of the city for a while. It's a very quaint town, nothing fancy. Tons of families vacation there so most of the restaurants are very accommodating. Have a great time on your family vacation!
C.A. answers from Chicago on May 13, 2008
I have a 2 yr old daughter and last year my husband, my daughter and I went to New Buffalo, Michigan. It is an hour drive from downtown Chicago and it is relaxing and beautiful. We stayed at the Marina Grand Resort. It is situated on Lake Michigan w/ the Sand dunes a couple miles away. We had such a nice time we are taking my daughter again this year. Hope this helps.
M.H. answers from Chicago on May 13, 2008
Hello, were going to pittsburg with our 5 month old, and will be staying at a farm bed and breakfast, they have a pool and it's quiet and relaxing and pittsburg has tons to doo and it's 45 minutes away, so you can relax and have fun at the same time, just a suggestion.
M.B. answers from Chicago on May 13, 2008
I love South Haven, MI. It has wonderful places that you can stay near a beautiful, sandy, clean beach. It is very relaxing, not a lot of activity things to see, but a quaint town. Sagatuck, Fenville and Holland, MI are all within 10-20 minute travel where there are fun things to do and see. Easy to take a baby with in a stroller.
And I have a friend who lives there and she always finds me the perfect place to stay because our family has a lot of allergies. Her name is Win Dickson. She owns her own travel agency and is very reasonable.
A.V. answers from Chicago on May 13, 2008
Paducah, Kentucky, but this may be a little too far with an 8-month-old
A.S. answers from Chicago on May 13, 2008
Southern Michigan is really a great location for a family getaway. You can find vacation rental cottages on the beach and spend time at the beach, going into the towns (Saugatuck, South Haven - both very cute), ride the Kal-Haven trail if you're into biking, go blueberry picking, tour some wineries (for the adults, obviously), and generally have a really nice little getaway.
P.K. answers from Chicago on May 13, 2008
Hi K.- I recommend the following for near-by family vacation destinations:
-Starved Rock Lodge (Utica, IL)
-Door County, WI
-New Buffalo, MI (or any of the cute Harbor County towns)
-South Haven, MI