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  • On any given day, we go to places we have to go and do things we are required to do. Yet few of the places we end up are true destinations. True destinations excite us, awaken our senses and spark our imaginations. Discover true destinations that are Pure Michigan.
  • Mackinac Island 2014
    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.

  • Grand Rapids 2014
    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 biking in fall
    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, to watch an Indian summer sunset.

  • Great Lakes Bay Region 2014
    Great Lakes Bay Region

    Getaway to the Michigan Great Lakes Bay region towns of Bay City, Birch Run, Chesaning, Frankenmuth, Midland and Saginaw. We know how to have fun—so stay and play among the autumn leaves in a place that invites you to let your hair down.

  • 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.

  • U of M Football, 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.

  • Charlevoix
    Charlevoix

    Charlevoix is the “up north” vacation you remember. Surrounded by four bodies of water, you’ll enjoy refreshing fall breezes under relaxing warm skies.

  • Petoskey
    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.

  • Tecumseh
    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".

  • Muskegon beach
    Muskegon

    Muskegon has 26 miles of sugary sand beaches along the Lake Michigan shoreline, offering a multitude of outdoor recreational activities and breathtaking scenery.

  • Beachtowns
    Beachtowns

    Laidback, crisp fall days are still primetime for Michigan’s Beachtowns. So dig into the sand--experience autumn’s lake effect along 200 miles of Lake Michigan beaches.

  • 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.

  • St. Ignace Fall
    St. Ignace

    The gateway to the Upper Peninsula, renew your spirit in St. Ignace where you’ll witness colors that didn't come from a paint can.

  • Cheboygan
    Cheboygan

     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. 

     

  • Gaylord golf
    Gaylord

    In Gaylord, it’s all outdoors. Surrounded by rolling hills and unspoiled forests, it’s the perfect spot to enjoy fall’s fiery show.

  • Thunderhawk, 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.

  • 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.

  • Alpena
    Alpena

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

  • Coldwater County
    Coldwater Country

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

  • Crossroads Village and Huckleberry Railroad
    Flint & Genesee County

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

  • Soo Locks
    Sault Ste. Marie

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

  • Kalamazoo Institute of Arts, Chihuly Chandelier
    Kalamazoo

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

  • Binder Park/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.

  • Cadillac
    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.

  • Mount Pleasant Kayaking
    Mt. Pleasant

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

  • Mount Bohemia Fishing
    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.

  • Marquette
    Marquette

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

  • Tour the Capitol - Lansing
    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.

  • Arcadia Bluff, Manistee
    Manistee

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

  • Michigan Wines
    Michigan Wines

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

  • 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.

  • Kayaking in Port Austin
    Blue Water Area

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

  • Michigan Agriculture
    Michigan Agriculture

    There's nothing like snacking on a crisp autumn apple, enjoying a lush pear, carving a craggy face on a Halloween pumpkin, or enjoying grilling juicy steaks and pork chops on a fall afternoon.

  • 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. 

  • Escanaba
    Escanaba

    The Escanaba Area is a fall getaway above anything else. Relax and refuel surrounded by the color kaleidoscope of northern hardwoods.

  • Detroit
    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.

  • South Haven
    South Haven

    South Haven is where your fall relaxation begins. Feel the crisp breeze as you leisurely walk the pier of the often-photographed historic lighthouse.

  • Frankenmuth
    Frankenmuth

    Stop by Frankenmuth where you’re always “Willkommen.” Michigan’s Little Bavaria, it’s a place where horse-drawn carriages stride through fall foliage and covered bridges.

  • AirZoo
    Air Zoo

    The Air Zoo is a highly charged, multi-sensory atmosphere that goes beyond anything you've ever seen.

  • Mackinaw City Lighthouse
    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.

  • Holland
    Holland

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

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