It's time to get outside. Time to get out of long sleeves. Time to go barefoot. Time to set off on a summer adventure. Michigan's diverse summer destinations offer outdoor enthusiasts, families and adventure seekers a chance to escape to the sun-drenched landscapes that relax and rejuvenate us. Like a little air conditioned indoor adventure, too? Museum's, art galleries and shopping provide a respite from the heat while offering their own brand of summer fun. So grab your sunglasses, choose your destination and begin your own summer solstice.
Northern Michigan's spring thaw brings new life: gentle spring breezes blow off the thawed lakes and millions of cherry trees explode with tiny white blossoms.
Mackinac Island takes you back to a simpler era of grace and leisure. Set sail for picturesque Mackinac Island for a truly special escape.
Where art challenges the mind and trying a new taste is always on the menu, Ann Arbor does it up different.
The destinations of Bay City, Birch Run, Chesaning, Frankenmuth, Midland and Saginaw are ready and waiting for you to choose how you'll Go Great.
Grand Rapids is the most vibrant downtown between Chicago and Cleveland with easy access to Lake Michigan's Gold Coast of beaches.
Discover America’s Greatest History Attraction. 300 years of history makes the Henry Ford the #1 Michigan cultural vacation destination.
Discover the Blue Water Area on the shores of Eastern Michigan.
The gateway to the Upper Peninsula across the mighty Mackinac Bridge, come to St. Ignace for the beach and waterfront right downtown.
The Escanaba Area is where the journey is the destination. Raft across a freshwater spring, discover over 200 miles of shoreline and play in the outdoor paradise of fresh water bays and four season trails.
Michigan’s Top of the World, Keweenaw Peninsula is your personal lookout to adventure. Watch spectacular Northern Lights or kayak the superior waters.
Fall in love with Holland. “Go Dutch”--share the wind, share the stories and share the memories.
Nowhere is the combination of big city energy and small town feel more evident than in Kalamazoo. Take your time and play a while.
Charlevoix is the “up north” vacation you remember. Relax on unspoiled beaches on Lake Charlevoix and Lake Michigan or view the clear blue water aboard a friendly chartered cruise.
The Sunrise Coast invites you to enjoy the simple pleasures in life, from Lake Huron to Iargo Springs and all along the mighty Michigan Au Sable River.
Ypsilanti is a progressive city with a great vibe and arts scene. For the outdoor lovers, you will find golfing, canoeing and natural scenery you can relax in.
Frankenmuth, Michigan's Little Bavaria, welcomes visitors with Bavarian hospitality. Be sure to visit Bronner's, the world's largest Christmas store.
Well above the 45th parallel, we find Sault Ste. Marie-the Soo-- a land of majestic wilderness and breathtaking shorelines.
Explore hundreds of spectacular waterfalls. Hike more than 87 miles of recreational trails. The Porcupine Mountains is an outdoor playground.
Take a tour of our State Capitol, explore our many museums or visit Old Town with its Victorian buildings, unique galleries, tasty eateries and quaint boutiques.
Summertime is perfect for a visit to Manistique. Look forty feet deep over the Big Spring at Kitch-it-kipi and stroll the Lake Michigan shoreline on the Boardwalk. Summertime is the perfect place, everyday.
The Upper Peninsula is surrounded by three Great Lakes. Slip on comfortable clothes and take in pure fresh air, clear blue skies, and crystal clean waters, it just doesn’t get better than this.
Get lost in Wild Africa, an African savannah where you can get nose to nose with one of the largest herds in the country and hand feed a giraffe.
The Gateway to the Inland Waterway, Cheboygan is your pure passage to summer fun. It's picturesque and a one of a kind boat trip, the way it's meant to be!
Mount Bohemia is an 1,100 acre resort for the outdoor enthusiasts who love being active and the only all-inclusive resort in the Upper Peninsula.
Michigan’s Adventure, the largest amusement and water park in the state. Over 60 rides and attractions from thrill rides to kiddie rides, a water park to action water rides.
From the beautiful historic homes, the picturesque landscapes to the downtown shopping district, Tecumseh is a great example of small town "America".
Bike miles of scenic recreational trails. Spend time in the open air on 26 miles of sugar sand beaches of Lake Michigan. Feel the lake effect in Muskegon County.
A great getaway alive with tales of mighty ships, mighty adventurers and the "Mighty Mac." Relive 18th century America at Colonial Michilimackinac.
Nestled along the shore of Lake Michigan and Silver Lake you’ll find massive sand dunes, perfect for beach buggies and where you can drive your own ORV.
Welcome to Manistee County, home of Lake Michigan beaches, the Manistee River, the Manistee National Forest and the Manistee Northpier Lighthouse.
South Haven is where your fall fun begins. Feel the gentle breeze as you leisurely walk the pier of the often-photographed historic lighthouse.
Detroit's unique collection of attractions, found nowhere else in the world, great sports and vibrant downtown add up to days and nights of fun and excitement.
Leave the bottlenecks of your daily journeys behind and set your sights to one of Michigan's most famous travel places.
Build a whole weekend experience in Jackson County, Michigan with its many diverse attractions, things to do and all the outdoor recreation you can handle.
Laidback, carefree days are still primetime for Michigan's Beachtowns. So dig into the sand - and play along 200 miles of Lake Michigan beaches.
Mt. Pleasant, the sweet center of Michigan is your entertainment destination. Gaming, concerts, sports, outdoor fun and more.
Set in the middle of the U.S. Heritage Trail, Coldwater Country has a charming old-fashioned and appealing atmosphere.
Get lost under the cosmos at Rockport State Recreation Area, an official Dark Sky Preserve, where the perfect night sky meets the Milky Way.
Known as Michigan's Alpine Village, experience Gaylord's Alpine themed shopping district offering visitors a multitude of Downtown Shopping experiences.
Michigan is home to more than 100 wineries situated within 15,000 acres of scenic vineyards.
The Petoskey Area offers beauty, charm and a touch of sophistication. Offering visitors first-class recreation and abundant natural beauty, a Michigan treasure.
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