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The Midwest is Pulling Out all the Stops for Your Perfect Fall Getaway Weekend

Destination & Tourism | Jessica Kleinschmidt | October 16, 2016

The Midwest is Pulling Out all the Stops for Your Perfect Fall Getaway Weekend

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If you happen to live in the midwest, or love traveling to the area during the October and November months, you are in for a treat without any tricks. Chicago, Milwaukee, and the surrounding areas are filled to brim with fun activities for you and your kin. Whether you prefer a weekend away with a loved one or want a few days with the youngins' in your family, you have plenty to choose from in the area.

You can start the adventure off with a tasty time at Chicago's Hotel Palomar for “Dylan’s Candy Sweet Suite.” The hotel and the candy bar combine to create some tantalizing packages. You can spend time in a room complete with the comforts of pillows, blankets, bathrobes and basket full of candy. The “Standard Dylan’s Candy Bar” package according to The Daily Herald has everything you need for the perfect weekend getaway.

With overnight accommodations in a king or double queen room, you will receive a tour of the Candy Bar store located on Michigan Avenue, 15 percent off of any purchases in the store and a signature piece of chocolate. Guests can also get their hands on weekly candy cocktails (and mocktails for the young ones) during the hotel’s wine hour.

The Daily Herald says there are also complimentary beverage via Dylan’s Candy Bar store each Friday during wine hour (5-6 p.m.) through the end of the year. There is a five-day advance booking requirement for the package and more information can be available through the Hotel Palomar Website.

The city of Chicago is also known for its many museums. Chicago Museum Week offers discounted admissions along with special exhibits and giveaways. At the Art Institute of Chicago and the Folk Art Workshop, there are free art-making activities and the Shedd Aquarium offers animal chats and encounters. You can also receive 25 percent off admission at the Adler Planetarium, the Chicago History Museum, the Field Museum and many others. These deals continue through the 23rd of October. All details for Museum Week can be found here. 

Do you like smashing pumpkins? No, not the band. The actual “art” of smashing pumpkins. At the Pumpkin Chunkin Fest you can do exactly that and more. At the Racine County Fairgrounds in Union Grove, Wisconsin you can watch pumpkins “fly through the air,” listen to live music, watch a costume contest, and the best best part is the admission and parking is free.

In Milwaukee, you can go to the historic Third Ward Association, Gallery Night and Day. The two day premier event is catered to artists and art lovers. There are 50 venues to discover throughout the downtown Milwaukee including a “Free Friday night” at Harley Davidson Museum where you can check out the latest and newest bikes and artifacts.
If you’re in the midwest there is no shortage of fun activities to attend to during the autumn months. Just make sure you find the time to experience them all.

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