Who says the Midwest is just a bunch of flyover states? The March/April issue of AFAR magazine highlighted several destinations within a six-hour drive of Chicago in their All-American Travel Experiences list (on-line and in print).
What made the list?
- Lake Charlevoix in Michigan (360 miles from Chicago) for its natural clay pools.
- The Museum of Contemporary Art in Cleveland (350 miles from Chicago) with its new slick home in the cosmopolitan Uptown neighborhood.
- Chicago's very own West Randolph Street area for, what else, good eats like Girl and the Goat.
Did AFAR get it right? I have to say, I think the West Randolph thing is a bit "been there, done that". Yes, the restaurants are good (althought g.e.b was mentioned in the blurb, which was as disappointing and my experience there), but are there other list-worthy destinations in Chicago? Are there other neighborhoods where the food scene has been overlooked?