7 MIDWEST CITIES TO VISIT IN 2022 FOR HISTORY BUFFS, NATURE ENTHUSIASTS, FOODIES AND MORE
The year might have just kicked off, but if you’re already in need of a change of scenery ora long weekend getaway, the Midwest has everything you need within driving distance.Whether you’re on the hunt for small-town charm or big-city nightlife, you really canhave it all — and not stray far from home. Here are top picks for trips tailored to yourneeds, from a thriving arts scene in Des Moines to a college town steeped in history.
FOR SMALL-TOWN CHARM: THREE OAKS, MICHIGAN
If the slow pace of a small-town is what you’re craving, head to Three Oaks, Michigan. Just over the Indiana-Michigan border, this one-stoplight town feels like a breath of fresh air.
Just off the main drag, you’ll find Journeyman Distillery — one of the few certified organic and kosher distilleries in the country and housed in a former buggy whip and corset factory. The property also features three different lodging options available for rent.
When you start to get hungry, Drier’s Meat Market is a must-visit for meat eaters. This tiny, family-run butcher shop boasts its signature baloney and has been in business since dinners dreamed up by chef and author Abra Berens at Granor Farm. Farm-to-tabletakes on a new significance when the produce is growing right outside the door.