with airfare costs high, we are considering a weekend getaway road trip. We're in the Chicago suburbs, and have never taken a road trip before. Somewhere within 4 hours from here.
We are looking to go for 2-3 days, need a cheap hotel (we usually stay in a Holiday Inn type place - clean, cheap, simple). We like to walk around town, shop, eat steak/italian/seafood. I'd like to maybe go to a winery, or see the local attractions (i.e. House on the Rock or the Trollway in Mt. Horeb). Maybe a boat cruise, and some fun place at night. We're 29 & 32 and casual (no martini bars type of places, just jeans & t-shirt bars).
We've already been to Galena, and I don't do roller coasters/waterparks (i.e. Dells). We'd love a casual, walking type getaway, or a romantic jacuzzi-in-the-room lodge-type getaway with massages, etc. Either will work!