Come and visit the “Windy City,” which lies along Lake Michigan’s exposed shore. Embrace the vibrant arts scene at the Art Institute of Chicago, or create memories at Millennium Park with its vast gardens, sculptures, and trails. Wander down the Magnificent Mile and Michigan Avenue for great shopping and dining.

4h20m to St Louis

1h00m to St Louis

5h23m to St Louis

4-5,St Louis

Find lots of fun along the Mississippi River in this city that was once a famous steamboat port. Don’t miss seeing the iconic Gateway Arch, a soaring structure downtown, before taking a walk just a few blocks to Busch Stadium to see the Cardinals play baseball with aplomb. If they lose, visit the Soulard District afterwards to listen to the Blues.

3h43m to Kansas City

1h00m to Kansas City

5h44m to Kansas City

6-8,Kansas City

Book a ticket to the Midwest’s “double city” – it straddles the state line between Missouri and Kansas. Drop by Liberty Memorial’s National World War I Museum, the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art and the fascinating Arabia Steamboat Museum for a taste of history and culture. Try the famous barbequed meat for true local flavour.

5h00m to Oklahoma City

3h15m to Oklahoma City

5h44m to Kansas City

9-10,Oklahoma City

Escape to the Big Friendly City, where cowboy culture is ingrained. Find out just how important it still is at the National Cowboy and Western Heritage Museum. For a totally different experience, head to the Bricktown neighborhood and hop aboard a water taxi to take you to the American Banjo Museum.

3h33m to Dallas

0h50m to Dallas

6h15m to Dallas


Head to Dallas for some famous Tex-Mex cuisine, a thriving art scene and the Sixth Floor Museum at Dealey plaza, the site of JFK’s assassination. Time your visit to attend one of the many annual events, like the Texas State Fair, a huge festival that features the best of Texas food and agriculture. Then, do as the locals do and attend the Red River Shootout, a college football clash.

3h09m to Austin

0h50m to Austin

6h15m to Dallas


Experience unending fun in the capital of Texas, a hub for music-makers, never more so than at South by Southwest, a music fest featuring new and established talent. Don’t forget to sample the local cuisine – Austin is known for its eclectic food with everything from breakfast tacos to gourmet donuts on the menu.

1h17m to San Antonio

0h50m to Austin

6h15m to Dallas

17-18,San Antonio

Plan a trip to San Antonio’s famous annual fiesta in April, where diverse cultures come together in a bevy of parades, dancing, eating and drinking. Discover the city’s long history at the 18th Century Alamo Mission, and dine at the romantic San Antonio River Walk, a promenade lined with cafes and shops.

3h13m to Houston

0h50m to Houston

6h15m to Dallas


Take-off to this city famed for its role as NASA’s astronaut training base. Space Center Houston offers visitors an inside look at what it takes to fly into space. After getting your fill of science, head downtown to the Historic District for hip restaurants amid picturesque 19th Century architecture.