Spring is just around the corner and with the warmer temperatures, blooming flowers, and fresh air, it’s time to get away, relax your mind, and take it all in! A brief getaway can be so great to refresh your mind and body, as well as to connect with family and friends. Here are some of our favorite weekend getaway spots near Howell– we hope you and yours can take some time to enjoy them!

A small chihuahua dog inside suitcase with straw beach hat ready for a summer weekend getaway

Chicago, Illinois: Chicago is only a 4 hour drive from Howell, putting one of the liveliest cities in the country just around the corner! Escape for a weekend of wining, dining, shopping, and fun. Head to the Navy Pier, the Shedd Aquarium, and the museums. Take a boat architecture tour. Shop ’til you drop. And then head home with some wonderful memories.

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania: About 4 hours and 45 minutes away from Howell, Pittsburgh is a great destination for a weekend getaway. With so many great museums, sports teams, restaurants, and more, a weekend in Pittsburgh is something the whole family will love!

Indianapolis, Indiana: 4 hours away and full of sports, a great zoo, and much more, Indianapolis is a great city to escape to this spring. Take in the sights and sounds, relax, and enjoy!

Mackinac Island, Michigan: Also about 4 hours from Howell, Mackinac Island is home to one of America’s oldest national parks (taking up 80% of the island), has amazing kayaking, boating, sailing, fishing, hiking, biking, and more. It also has great restaurants and night clubs- a destination that truly has it all.

Toronto, Ontario, Canada: 4.5 hours away, Toronto offers a quick escape of not only Howell, but of the U.S.! Head into Canada to take in all this fun city has to offer- the food, the people, the nightlife and more!

Where are you headed this spring? Let us know in the comments below!