Mini Vacation Ideas in Michigan

When planning a vacation, many U.S. residents don’t have Michigan in mind - or on a list at all. Unfortunately, many people think of “rolling planes and XYZ” when it comes to the Midwestern states. But Michigan residents know how great our state is, even if it’s not a destination front-runner. The experts at AJ Danboise decided to celebrate our woefully undera ppreciated home with several essential must-see sights!

Mackinac Island

Wind down and enjoy the simpler aspects of life on Mackinac Island. Here, bicycling is the best way to get around the old Victorian landscape - since no cars are allowed! The lifestyle of the island is similar to that of a time in the 19th century. From sampling homemade fudge to horseback riding, there is something for everyone to indulge and enjoy.

Traverse City

If you love the great outdoors, then Traverse City is the perfect getaway for you! Located on the shores of Lake Michigan is Traverse City. From skiing to snowshoeing and even fat-tire biking, the city is a winter wonderland filled with adventures! On the outer parts of the city are a variety of beaches and trails that are perfect for a weekend of discovery. Catch a game at Wuerfel, the city’s stadium home for the Traverse City Beach Bums baseball team.

Grand Rapids

East of Lake Michigan located on the Grand River is the city of Grand Rapids. Grand Rapids is a city filled with world-renowned art and museums for the cultured art lover. If you love nature, Grand Rapids also has scenic golf courses and beaches for you to retreat to. The impeccable farm-to-table restaurants are a foodie’s paradise. Enjoy the perks of a big city while in Grand Rapids without all the fuss and hassle it brings!

Bay City

At the base of Saginaw Bay on Lake Huron rests Bay City. This city is located about 90 minutes from Detroit, making it an easy and convenient weekend getaway. Hot spots that are a must-visit are the Marshall M. Fredericks Sculpture Museum and the Bay City Recreation Area. Both locations are not only filled with loads of history, but also filled with beauty. The Historic Webster House is a popular location that attracts visitors from around the U.S. The hotel was renovated in 2009 and features only 8 rooms. It is nice and quaint for the perfect intimate stay.

Explore beautiful state of Michigan this summer by checking out some of these hot spots. Weekend getaways are the perfect option to help make the most out of your summer break without breaking the bank. Treat your family to one last getaway before the craziness of the school season kicks off!

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