Where to go for a midwest photography trip?
August 12, 2009 10:51 AM Subscribe
I want to go on a photography weekend trip next month. I'm in Chicago, and want to drive no more than 6-8 hours to a destination. With my preferences (inside) in mind, I'd like advice on where to go. Help?
posted by hijinx to Travel & Transportation around Chicago, IL (9 answers total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
Already asked a few friends and got some ideas... looking for more.
The primary focus of this trip (no pun intended) is photography, and secondarily it's just time to sightsee and laze around. I'm looking to shoot nature and also urban goodness - architectural photography and people watching. When I was first researching a trip, SF and Yosemite were the ideals. But plans have scaled back and I'm not going that far, and I'll be driving instead of flying.
* Walkable city, decent public transit (might use)
* Good food
* Good coffee houses
Friends recommended Nashville, St. Louis, and Detroit. I considered Minneapolis and like it a lot, but have already been there twice. Been to Madison, Milwaukee. In looking at these cities, I have yet to see anything to really tip me over and say, "Wow - I need to go there!" So, any advice on where those things are would be great.