Kalamazoo, Michigan, is a great destination to visit with friends or family. The city offers something for everyone, whether you enjoy the great outdoors or city living. Visit Kalamazoo on less than $100 a day.
Start your day on a sweet note with breakfast at Sweetwater’s Donut Mill. Indulge in a classic donut flavor like glazed or chocolate iced, or opt for something more unique like peanut butter & jelly or s’mores. Open 24 hours, the shop also serves muffins, coffee and other beverages. Spend less than $5. Go for a hike at Kalamazoo Nature Center. There are numerous trails to explore for all skill levels. Admission costs $5 for adults. Visit Kalamazoo Institute of Arts. The non-profit art museum and school hosts rotating exhibits and permanent collections, with a special focus on American art. Adult admission costs $5.
Have lunch and a beer at Olde Peninsula Brewpub and Restaurant. The brewery and taproom is housed in a historic building in downtown Kalamazoo. In addition to a rotating tap list, cocktails and bottle and can selection, the brewpub offers a full food menu. Choose from small plates, soups, salads, sandwiches and larger plates. Weekday lunch specials are available for $6.49. If beer isn’t your thing, head over to Lawtown Ridge Winery. Enjoy a tasting or wine by the glass in the winery’s tasting room. A tasting of six wines costs $6.
Go for a stroll at Kalamazoo Mall, the first outdoor pedestrian mall in the United States. Located in the city’s downtown, the mall features various boutiques and cafés. Enjoy a taste of Europe for dinner at Rustica. The team at Rustica blends rustic European cuisine from France, Italy and Spain with regional Michigan dishes, using ingredients from local purveyors. The restaurant also boasts an impressive wine list. Entrées start at $28.
My mom and I recently dined at Mazi, a Greek restaurant in West Reading, Pennsylvania. We were in town for a family event and decided to take advantage of the lovely early fall evening by enjoying dinner outside. The restaurant is popular, so we called right when they opened to make a last-minute reservation. Thankfully, they had availability for outdoor seating.
The Greek tradition of health and wellness runs deep; travelers can find a multitude of therapies to meet their wellbeing needs, from healing spas, herbal therapies, hypnotherapy, massages and more. In Greece, the approach to wellness focuses on the “whole” and the ways in which the mind, body and soul interact. A state of balance is achieved through a good relationship between the emotional and natural state, which can be found throughout Greece at its more than 800 medicinal spas.
It’s time to say goodbye to summer clothes activities and drinks. Switch out your favorite summer sips for delicious fall-themed cocktails from hotels and resorts around the world. Whether you like vodka, rum or bourbon, there is a cocktail just for you.
Adults who came of age in the 1990s will remember fondly the iconic Planet Hollywood sign. And now, that sign can be seen at The Neon Museum in Las Vegas — the museum recently acquired the restaurant sign that originally rotated upon an iconic column pedestal in front of Caesars Palace Forum Shops and Colosseum. Planet Hollywood International/Earl Enterprises donated the sign, currently being assessed for conservation and display plans.
With more than 6,000 islands total, with 227 inhabited, in Greece, the selection is overwhelming. Which one is perfect for your next vacation?