packed suitcasesAffordable family vacations in MI,  IL, and OH Hotel or resorts for about $100 – $150 a night for a family of four.  From Travel Zoo

Michigan

The Weathervane Inn
4527 Dowling St.
Montague, MI 49437

On the shores of White Lake, just 10 minutes from Lake Michigan, this quaint inn offers a quiet retreat with fireplaces and Jacuzzis in every room — Travelzoo members save 35% through spring.

What’s Included

  • Stay in a Lake View Room through May 2
  • $79 per night … Sunday-Thursday
  • $99 per night … Friday-Saturday
  • Save $4 per night on stays of 2 nights or longer
  • +$30 May 3 – June 13; 2-night minimum required on weekends
  • All guests receive complimentary daily breakfast

What You Need to Know

  • 2-night minimum stay required on Friday-Saturday stays May 4 – June 13
  • Price based on up to two guests sharing a room
  • Children 18 and under stay free of charge when using existing bedding
  • These rates are refundable; book now and cancel later, if necessary
  • No resort fee
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Self-parking is complimentary
  • Pet-friendly; additional fees apply
  • For more details, see “Policies” and “Amenities” sections

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$109 – Columbus Hotel with Zoo Tickets & Breakfast for 2

Crowne Plaza Columbus – Dublin Ohio
600 Metro Place North
Dublin, OH 43017

This deal is value-packed, with a stay at a member-favorite hotel, two tickets to what the Travel Channel calls “one of the best zoos in America,” and breakfast for two. With 50% off through October, a family vacation won’t get much easier than this.

What’s Included

  • $109 per night for up to four people in a Standard Double Room or two in a Standard Single Room through October
  • Breakfast buffet for two (reg. $12 per person); breakfast for additional guests must be purchased separately
  • Two tickets for adult admission (ages 10-59) to the Columbus Zoo and Aquarium (reg. $22 per person); Visit Columbuszoo.org for zoo hours
  • Not Available: April 12-13, 26-27; May 10-11, 28-31; June 1, 21-22; July 26-27; Aug. 2-3

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$139 & up – Chicago’s Chic Viceroy Hotel, 45% Off

Viceroy Chicago
1118 North State Street
Chicago, IL 60610

What’s Included

  • $139 per night … most dates in March
  • $149 per night … most dates April-May
  • Free upgrade to a Viceroy Deluxe King room
  • For +$20 per night, book a larger Grand King room or a Lake View King with better views to add a $50 breakfast credit or complimentary valet parking (reg. $72)

What You Need to Know

  • Price based on up to two guests sharing a room
  • These rates are nonrefundable and noncancellable; flexible rates can be booked for +$20 per night
  • No resort fee
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Pet-friendly; additional fees apply
  • For more details, see “Policies” and “Amenities” sections

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Joan McCray

Joan McCray is a travel writer living in NYC. Her work has appeared in the NewYorker,Travel & Leisure, Town & Country, Condé Nast Traveller, Food & Wine,and many local publications.She has published travel anthologies in Salon.com and Lonely Planet.
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