Help! My boyfriend and I want to pick up from Chicago and take a 3 day weekend away somewhere. We were hoping to snowboard in the UP but the weather has been so warm in the midwest this month I can only find a few places that are open still and many of the trails are closed, so I don't know if it would be worth it.
We don't have a plan B. He suggested throwing a dart at a map but I'd like to have it slightly more planned so I know we're going to find something fun for sure. I'm looking for suggestions ASAP. Here's what I'm thinking:
We'd like to drive ~8 hrs or less each way from Chicago since it's only a 3 day trip.
Having something fun to stop at on the way would be great- we'd love to see multiple things.
We're open for pretty much anything but love historic and natural sites. I was thinking possibly eagle watching, hiking, caves, Amish country, Springfield IL (Lincoln museum), southern IL. Since it's the end of March I'm not sure what there is to do for outdoor activities.
I'd also love restaurant and night life recommendations! We've never done this before so I'm very excited.
Thanks in advance for your help!