The lazy, hazy days of summer stretch out before us, lulling us with their golden promises of fun in the sun and warm-weather adventures. But before we know it, the leaves will be changing colors. Summer always slips by too quickly.
To make the most of these sunny days, plan some outings rather than waiting for inspiration to strike. Start with these bucket list ideas for places across the Midwest that are worth the time and effort. The eclectic mix includes road trips, outdoor recreation, and historic luxury—with a hearty dose of water. Consider adding some of these items to your own summer vacation to-do list.