Michigan Vacation Ideas

Michigan Vacation Ideas
Michigan is blessed with a wealth of great vacation possibilities. Throughout the state there are many towns that offer vacation accommodations and activities depending on the season. Seasons play a big role in tourism in Michigan as they all have their own activities, but no matter what season you choose there is always something to do in Michigan.

Mackinac Island

Mackinaw Island sits in between the lower and upper peninsula of Michigan. It is a self contained vacation island that offers a look at historic Victorian living. The island has a no car law, so horses or bicycles are the only forms of transportation on the Island. Hotels, inns, shops and restaurants are mostly historically themed. There are activities for all ages and is Michigan's most popular vacation attraction.

Traverse City

Traverse City is a major vacation destination in Michigan as it is located on the shores of Lake Michigan and is at the heart of Michigan's wine industry. Its location in the Northwest corner of the Lower Peninsula offers many attractions within driving distance, and is known for its stunning beauty all year long. Hotels and Inns line the miles of shoreline to the north of downtown Traverse City offering many lodging options. The beaches are the main attraction, but the area is also loved for its art culture and fresh fruits.


Frankenmuth is a small town located in Michigan's thumb region that is home to a wealth of vacation activities. It is known as little Bavaria for its many Bavarian themed shops and restaurants. Its popularity has mostly come from Bronner's which is the largest Christmas themed store in the U.S. Frankenmuth also is home to a river boat, many unique hotels and countless unique shops that will keep anyone busy for days.

Article Written By Matthew Knight

Based in Southwestern Michigan, Matthew Knight has been writing outdoor and technology articles since 2008. His articles appear on various websites. He holds a bachelor's degree in computer information systems from Western Michigan University.

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