Take advantage of the long, Labor Day weekend, Friday Sept. 4 through Monday Sept.7 for one last get-away. Here are three fun destinations you may not know that appeal to different ages and interests.
Blue Harbor Spa and Resort
With an indoor water park and game room, a spa and fine dining restaurant plus a family-friendly casual restaurant, it doesn’t matter what the weather is doing outside when staying at Blue Harbor Resort and Spa in Sheboygan, WI. However, spread along Lake Michigan’s shore, across from the Sheboygan River, Blue Harbor also has lots of outdoor options from sailing, swimming and surfing on the lake to canoeing and kayaking on the river. The surprise upon arriving is how much the resort looks like a throwback to grand, old hotels and resorts a century ago. There is also a terrific ice cream shop and some restaurants on the Sheboygan River across the road. Blue Harbor Resort and Spa is two hours north of Chicago and an hour north of Milwaukee at 725 Blue Harbor Drive, Sheboygan, WI. For reservations and information call 866-701-BLUE (2583).
Rock and Roll Hall of Fame
The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum, Cleveland, OH, has an amazing collection of guitars, costumes, videos and background info on stars from early R& B, the Beatles, Rolling Stones and Elvis to Michael Jackson, The Black Keys and Lady Gaga. Go through and enjoy exhibits on all the floors but allow enough time to wander the main exhibits on the lower level and watch a really good Dick Clark video that brings the stars and their music back across the years. There is a hotel partner list on the website with suggested places to stay. The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, about six hours east of Chicago, is on Lake Erie at 1100 E. 9th St, Cleveland, OH 44114.
Rad Science: Skatepark Physics Exhibition
Purdue University has partnered with the Indiana State Museum in Indianapolis to devise a fab rad exhibition where interactive experiences give visitors a chance to see and try skateboard maneuvers. Open Sept. 5, 2015, the exhibit includes Friction Hill with different surfaces, the Bodacious Board Balance so visitors can try grinding and manuals on a padded surface and Vert Theatre which shows skateboard tricks and about 20 other stations. Just a little over three hours south of Chicago, the Indiana State Museum is at 650 W. Washington Street, downtown Indianapolis within walking distance of several hotels. For hours and admission visit Indiana Museum and call 317-232-1637