Weekend Getaways

With the school year approaching, vacation time is depleting. The three months of summer can swiftly pass by without reaching every item on your travel bucket list. But, Royal Travel & Tours can make sure that your vacation planning carries into the school year. Long weekend getaways are the perfect way to energize your family with adventure and fun. Whether you want to stay in the midwest or travel farther, weekend getaways are totally possible. This list of quick trips will help you plan just what you need to spice up the school year.

1. Minneapolis, MN


Minneapolis, Minnesota is a small city with a lot to offer. This destination is filled with historical and luxurious sites, restaurants, and hotels. There are copious sites for family activities to fill your time. The Stone Arch Bridge, St. Anthony Falls, Wabasha Street Caves, Minnehaha Falls, and Lyndale Park Gardens are just a few places you could attend. You can stay at the beautiful Hotel Ivy. Located near the Orchestra Hall and Nicollet Mall, the Hotel Ivy is in the heart of the city. This hotel has the only luxury spa in Minneapolis. Each stylish room creates a peaceful atmosphere for you and your family at the end of a long day spent enjoying Minneapolis.

2. Nashville, TN

Nashville, about 8 hours from Chicago, is well worth the drive. A family road trip to Nashville for a long weekend is a perfect getaway. This musical city will entertain with its museums, parks, and restaurants. An obligatory stop at the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum is fun and interesting for all music fans. Right near Music Row, The Thompson is in a perfect location for all your vacation plans. Inspired by the spirit of Nashville, the Thompson is a beautiful hotel with outstanding accommodations. The floor-to-ceiling windows give stunning views of the city. A weekend trip to Nashville, Tennessee will be unforgettable.

3. Milwaukee, Wisconsin

Milwaukee is the most time efficient and convenient weekend getaway for the midwest. From Chicago, Milwaukee is a quick hour drive that could not be easier. The small city of Milwaukee feels completely different from Chicago which diversifies your experience. There are many microbreweries, restaurants, and museums to explore. Specifically, the Milwaukee Public Market, Milwaukee Art Museum, and Milwaukee Museum are great spots to see when you visit. The brand new Kimpton Journeyman Hotel would be perfect for you and your family. There is even a rooftop restaurant in the hotel. The complementary Kimpton Kids Program provides kid themed rooms, a pool, kids bathrobes, and even accredited babysitters. Milwaukee is the perfect destination for a weekend getaway to recharge from the hectic school year. 

Contact Royal Travel & Tours for rates and information about these trips and other city escapes in the Midwest!

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