Hot Spots for Warm Days

  • 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? Museums, 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.
  • Great Lakes Bay Region
    Great Lakes Bay Region

    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
    Grand Rapids

    What’s the appeal of Lonely Planet’s 2014 top travel pick? The most vibrant downtown between Chicago and Cleveland with easy access to Lake Michigan's Gold Coast of beaches.

  • Traverse City
    Traverse City

    Traverse City is True North. Climb to the top of Sleeping Bear Dunes, voted the “Most Beautiful Place in America” by Good Morning America viewers, for a stunning backdrop of crisp, winter panoramas of Lake Michigan.

  • Ann Arbor
    Ann Arbor

    Where art challenges the mind and trying a new taste is always on the menu, Ann Arbor does it up different.

  • Binder Park Zoo/Battle Creek
    Binder Park Zoo/Battle Creek

    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. Whether for food, a leisurely stroll, or perhaps a little of everything, Battle Creek is the perfect spot for summer fun.

  • Sunrise Coast
    Sunrise Coast

    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.

  • Cheboygan Area
    Cheboygan Area

     The Gateway to the Inland Waterway, Cheboygan is your pure passage to summer recreation. Boating, hiking, ATV riding and shipwreck diving along with history and culture make Cheboygan northern Michigan’s summer secret. 


  • The Henry Ford
    The Henry Ford

    Discover America’s Greatest History Attraction. 300 years of history makes the Henry Ford the #1 Michigan cultural vacation destination.

  • Coldwater Country
    Coldwater Country

    Set in the middle of the U.S. Heritage Trail, Coldwater Country has a charming old-fashioned and appealing atmosphere.

  • South Haven
    South Haven

    South Haven is where your summer fun begins. Feel the gentle breeze as you leisurely walk the pier of the often-photographed historic lighthouse.

  • Jackson

    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.

  • Sault Ste. Marie
    Sault Ste. Marie

    Well above the 45th parallel, we find Sault Ste. Marie-the Soo-- a land of majestic wilderness and breathtaking shorelines.

  • Mackinac Island
    Mackinac Island

    Mackinac Island takes you back to a simpler era of grace and leisure. As summer draws to a close, the sounds of the ferries begin to fade. But for the fall traveler, it’s an opportunity to experience the Island through a kaleidoscope of autumn color.

  • Manistee

    Step off the grid and into a Victorian port city where fall sunsets come in colors we didn’t know existed.

  • Keweenaw Peninsula
    Keweenaw Peninsula

    Michigan’s Top of the World, Keweenaw Peninsula is your personal lookout to adventure. Visit a different beach every day, mountain bike, watch spectacular Northern Lights or kayak the same waters as ancient peoples. Keweenaw Peninsula is The Superior Coast. 

  • St. Ignace
    St. Ignace

    The gateway to the Upper Peninsula across the mighty Mackinac Bridge, enjoy solitude on the trails of Hiawatha National Forest, parasail over the Straits of Mackinac or keep your toes firmly planted in beach sand.

  • Holland

    Fall in love with Holland. “Go Dutch”--share the wind, share the stories and share the memories.

  • Muskegon

    Feel the lake effect the moment you arrive in Muskegon County. It's in the way the sun shimmers on the water and the happy look on your children's faces. Golf the lush "Michigan Riviera" at a variety of local courses.

  • Blue Water Area
    Blue Water Area

    Discover the Blue Water Area on the shores of Eastern Michigan.

  • Michigan's Adventure
    Michigan's Adventure

    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.

  • Flint & Genesee County
    Flint & Genesee County

    Welcome to Flint-Genesee, where up north meets down south, a place filled with discoveries and possibilities.

  • Marquette

    Come visit Marquette, situated on the southern shores of Lake Superior in the Upper Peninsula.

  • Gaylord

    Known as America's Summer Golf Mecca, with 17 championship-caliber courses designed by golf's greatest, you can swing into something spectacular.

  • Ludington & S.S. Badger
    Ludington & S.S. Badger

    Leave the bottlenecks of your daily journeys behind, and set your sights to one of Michigan's most famous travel places.

  • Manistique

    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.

  • Silver Lake Sand Dunes
    Silver Lake Sand Dunes

    Nestled along the shore of Lake Michigan and Silver Lake you’ll find massive sand dunes, perfect for beach buggies—with the only sand dunes in Michigan where you can drive your own ORV—and miles of pristine shoreline beaches.

  • Ypsilanti

    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.

  • Detroit

    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.

  • Petoskey Area
    Petoskey Area

    Petoskey is beauty, charm and a touch of sophistication. Steeped in tradition offering visitors first-class recreation and abundant natural beauty, Petoskey is a summertime classic.

  • Beachtowns

    Michigan Beachtowns offer a relaxing, carefree getaway with miles of sandy Lake Michigan beaches. Dig into the sand and experience our lake effect along 200 miles of Lake Michigan beaches.

  • Alpena

    Situated on Lake Huron’s Thunder Bay, Alpena is a premier vacation destination for Great Lakes maritime heritage and recreation.

  • Tecumseh

    From the beautiful historic homes and churches, the picturesque landscape to the quaint downtown shopping district, Tecumseh remains one of the last great examples of small town "America".

  • Mount Bohemia Adventure Resort
    Mount Bohemia Adventure Resort

    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.

  • Escanaba

    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.

  • Harbor Springs
    Harbor Springs

    Nestled along the deepest harbor in the Great Lakes lies the intimate waterfront community of Harbor Springs offering an abundance of natural beauty.

  • Michigan Wines
    Michigan Wines

    Michigan is home to more than 100 wineries situated within 15,000 acres of scenic vineyards.

  • Mt. Pleasant
    Mt. Pleasant

    Mt. Pleasant, the sweet center of Michigan is your entertainment destination. Gaming, concerts, sports, outdoor fun and more.

  • Kalamazoo

    Nowhere is the combination of big city energy and small town feel more evident than in Kalamazoo.

  • Charlevoix

    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.

  • Frankenmuth

    “Willkommen.” Michigan’s Little Bavaria, is a place where horse-drawn carriages stride through covered bridges. A shopper's dream with over 50,000 trims and gifts at Bronner's CHRISTmas Wonderland.

  • Cadillac

    Just a short trip from anywhere, Cadillac is where you get that first ‘Up North feel’, the forests are bigger, the town more welcoming.

  • Lansing

    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.

  • Mackinaw City
    Mackinaw City

    A great getaway alive with tales of mighty ships, mighty adventurers and the "Mighty Mac." Relive 18th century America at Colonial Michilimackinac, tour the Icebreaker Mackinaw, and take a Straits of Mackinac sunset cruise.