Welcome to the heart of the Midwest and home to the "Windy City," Illinois. Outdoor adventurers will head straight for Fort Massac State Park, or one of the over 60 different other state parks and roughly 60 wilderness and recreation areas, where you'll find yourself hiking, climbing, and cycling to your heart's content. Meanwhile, there's the great presence of Lake Michigan, which offers up water sports activities and beach lounging when weather permits. Your Illinois weekend getaway will place you in a luxury tree house, cabin, or yurt smack dab in the middle of the state's vast and varied natural landscapes. Never fear, however; there's always time to pop up to Chicago and grab a slice of the characteristic deep dish pizza or a Chicago-style hot dog from the infamous Portillo's.