Go where? That’s a great question! The answer will vary for each visitor to the Noracast. However, traveling 300 miles to a fabulous destination is a doable, weekend trip. For example, Chicago, Illinois is 296 miles away from my home. Taking into account the joyous moments provided by traffic and construction, I can arrive in the windy city in about five and a half hours.
The Magnificent Mile: Michigan Avenue will take your breath away as you indulge in sparkling city lights while mouth-watering aromas from Latin, French, American, Italian, and Asian cuisines arouse a need to feed. Take a bite out of hunger by visiting the Weber Grill, or Phil Stefani’s 437 Rush.
Millennium Park: A partnership between the City of Chicago and the philanthropic community has produced this award winning, 24.5 acre park that is a center for art, music, architecture, and landscape design. One of the most stunning features of Millennium Park is the Jay Pritzker Pavilion, designed by Frank Gehry who is a winner of the National Medal of Art. Known as the most sophisticated outdoor concert venue of its kind in the US, the Jay Pritzker Pavilion should not be missed.
Chicago Botanic Garden: Saturate your senses in the Chicago Botanic Garden as fountains spray and wildflowers, like the black-eyed Susan and wild bergamot, show off their fragrant displays. Also check out Keep Growing, the lively online magazine of the Chicago Botanic Garden to stay informed about classes, events, and family programs.
You don’t live anywhere near Chicago?
Are you within 300 miles of Washington DC, Boston/Massachusetts, Los Angeles/California, Seattle/Washington, Denver/Colorado, Atlanta/Georgia, or Nashville/Tennessee? Maybe you are an international visitor who lives within 300 miles of Rome/Italy, Madrid/Spain, Athens/Greece, or Prague/Czech Republic, so consider a getaway. If I could, I’d whisk myself off to each destination mentioned.
Whew! Back to reality…momentary rush from just thinking about visiting Prague, because after visiting that link it looks like a land of forevermore, a land where fairytales are alive and well. Therefore, keep in mind any weekend trip offers up delicious opportunities to not only make splendid memories, but creativity will soar to new heights as you document the trip with pictures and a journal. Revel in each moment…from the people you meet to the music, food, and sights you experience. Don’t rent an adventure on DVD this weekend; live one!
If you are a weekend warrior-of-fun, seeking places to visit, tell all who arrive here about the best place you’ve experienced. You never know who has 300 miles to go…to arrive at your favorite destination.
Many thanks to Rachael Croft…an adventurer who has granted permission to use her gorgeous potography. Gratitude is also extended to Brenna Croft for permission to use her beautiful photography.
Thanks for visiting!