3 Short Getaways You Don't Want to Miss in 2017

1. Wisconsin River Wanderings

Featuring a 2-Night Stay at the House on the Rock Resort

Scenery abounds here in the Uplands of Wisconsin – this driftless area of valleys and hills was not leveled by the last glacier. Highlights include: Frank Lloyd Wright’s Taliesin near Spring Green, House on the Rock, Wisconsin Dells Boat Cruise, The Fireside Dinner Theater featuring “Back to the 50’s”, the unspoiled beauty of the scenic Wisconsin River of southwest Wisconsin and so much more! Relax and refresh at the House on the Rock Resort located on a course featuring 27 holes of championship golf. The design of this lovely resort was inspired by Frank Lloyd Wright’s style of architecture of building within the natural landscape. Savor the delectable cuisine offerings. With blooming flowers, freshly green landscape and more hours of daylight than in any other month of the year, June is the perfect time to travel.

2. Holland Tulip Festival

Tip toe through the tulips with us next spring! The Tulip Time Festival is an annual event in Holland, Michigan – the center of Dutch culture in America. From reserved seats see the Muziekparade featuring street scrubbers in Dutch costumes & wooden shoes, floats and bands. Enjoy a guided tour of Holland with its tulip-lined streets and authentic windmill. Marvel at the sight of acres and acres of blooming tulips at Veldheer Tulip Gardens-tulip bulbs available for purchase here. Witness artisans carving wooden shoes and creating Delftware. Be entertained at two shows to be announced. Other highlights: Gerald Ford Presidential Museum, Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park. Join us to see the colors of spring in Holland! 

3. Mr. Lincoln's Hometown

Amidst the grand prairielands of central Illinois is a treasure-trove of important American historic sites…Springfield – Mr. Lincoln’s Hometown. Travel from Union Station in Chicago to Springfield via Amtrak. Special feature will be a visit to the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum.  This state of the art museum will carry visitors on twin journeys from a crude Indiana cabin to Ford’s Theatre and a reproduction of the House Chamber in the Old State Capitol where Lincoln’s casket lies in state. The museum also features Lincoln artifacts, “Lincoln’s Eyes” – a screen presentation and “Ghosts of the Library” – a unique holographic theater presentation. Abe Lincoln and Mary Todd Lincoln impersonators will entertain at dinner. Return home via motorcoach with wonderful memories of Mr. Lincoln’s Hometown!