8 Great Places to Vacation in Michigan
From the banks of Lake Michigan to the shores of Lake Ontario, Michigan offers some of the premier vacation spots in the Midwest. Whether you’re looking for a camping adventure, or to create memories with an unforgettable family adventure, the Great Lakes state has got you covered. Here are 8 of the top vacation destinations in Michigan; none of which are too far from your manufactured home.
One of Michigan’s top tourist attractions, vacation-goers are charmed by Traverse City’s sugary beaches, delicious eateries, great shopping, spectacular wineries and more. Golf is a way of life in this northern city, as Traverse City is home to some of the county’s most prestigious public courses.
Nestled on the shores of Lake Superior, Pictured Rocks is as beautiful as its name suggests. Whether you’re into hiking, canoeing or just sightseeing, it doesn’t get better than this. One word of advice: bring a jacket. Lake Superior is the deepest and coldest of all the Great Lakes. It’s also the most pristine.
If you haven’t been to Ann Arbor, you’re really missing out. Home of the University of Michigan, trek through campus (especially during autumn) and fall under the spell of historical buildings and lush landscape. Then, visit the vibrant downtown area for shopping, great food, and perhaps even a show.
Heading back up north, Mackinac Island is a place that all Michiganders must experience. From the famous fudge to horse-drawn carriages, Mackinac Island is stepped in culture, surrounded by water, and perfect for any family. Whether you stay there or not, you have to visit the famous Grand Hotel.
Located in northwest Michigan, Bellaire is “Pure Michigan” at its finest. This understated city is embedded in natural beauty, but appeals to more than just campers. The city’s scenic and energetic downtown also makes it a popular location for tourists. For a glass of delicious craft beer, visit Short’s Brewing Company on Bridge Street.
If you love to ski or snowboard, Boyne must be on your vacation bucket list. Boyne has some of the biggest and boldest mountains in the Midwest, not to mention 11 superb golf courses. The beautiful landscape, terrific lounging opportunities, and abundance of fun activities make Boyne a popular place for weddings, retreats and vacations.
If you’re a sports fan in Michigan, where would you rather be than in Detroit? Home of the Lions, Tigers and Red Wings, Detroit is a great place to watch a live game, grab a meal and have an overnight adventure. Go ice-skating at Campus Martius, grab dinner in Midtown, and spend the night at one of the city’s three ritzy casinos.
Sleeping Bear Sand Dunes
Best for last? We’ll let you be the judge of that. All we’ll say is that Sleeping Bear Dunes are a miracle of nature and a blast to visit (and climb!). Located about 40 minutes northwest of Traverse City, the Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore is marked by forests, beaches, dune formations, and ancient glacial phenomena. In 2011, the area was named “The Most Beautiful Place in America” by Good Morning America.
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