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Endless Winter Fun

Chills, thrills and spills! When temps dip and snow falls, Michigan transforms into a winter playground. All season long, our cold-weather activities will entice you to get out and enjoy the white stuff. It won’t take long to see why the Great Lakes State loves winter. Find the perfect winter resort that caters to your favorite winter activity.

Traverse City Welcomes Holiday Shoppers with Small-Town Gifting Events

The most magical thing about holiday shopping in Traverse City is that it’s bursting with charming small-town shopping events --- celebrations designed to make this year’s gifting experience an unforgettable one!

Uniquely Motown

From world-class museums to hand-crafted metal works, from carefully-made musical instruments to trendy longboards, and from sports memorabilia to ceramic pottery, Detroit offers visitors a number of unique mementos to buy and transport back home to remember your visit to the city.

Distinct Culinary Experiences

When you crave a meal beyond the norm, Michigan boasts a number of eateries to fit the bill. Feast on bold combinations, ready-to-eat grocery items from a popular deli, locally-grown produce-- as well as meat, poultry and fish from nearby forests and streams. Follow our guide to 10 standout restaurants housed in a number of eclectic former venues--from train depots to farmhouses-- and you’re sure to enjoy these diverse culinary jewels.

Take a Lantern-Lit Journey through Holiday Nights in Greenfield Village®

Step into a Christmas card from the past at Holiday Nights in Greenfield Village. Voted a top holiday event by USA Today and Reader’s Digest, don't miss what USA TODAY calls one of the "top 10 places to take the grandchildren."

Peak Forecast for October 28-November 4, 2016

The curtain is falling on this year’s fall color show. But, many Lower Peninsula communities are holding out for a few more days of autumn splendor.

Celebrate Michigan-made spirits during Cocktail Week GR

Visit Grand Rapids November 9-20, 2016 to celebrate local spirits and the art of the craft cocktail. Savor the unique flavors of Michigan-made whiskeys, vodkas, gins, rum, brandies and more, blended into creative cocktails right in front of you by the area’s best mixologists.

Peak Color Forecast for October 21-27, 2016

Fall colors are cascading throughout Michigan this week on back roads, city parks, lining our rushing rivers and at nature trails.

Detroit—City Sidewalks

Extraordinary cuisine, premier shops, glitzy nightlife, exceptional mixology, centuries-old culture, major professional sports teams—Detroit provides the perfect city getaway. After a day of scenic drives to catch a glimpse of beautiful jewel-toned foliage, make time for an urban retreat.

Grab your Bike, Kayak or Hiking Boots and Explore the Lake Huron Discovery Tour

The Lake Huron Discovery Tour, October 7-10, a weekend self-guided tour along the US 23 Heritage Route. More than 50 different events and destinations showcasing northeast Michigan’s spectacular fall color and natural beauty; arts, cultural and history; and endless recreational opportunities.

Peak Color for the weekend of September 23, 2016

The last days of summer are slowly slipping away, and soon, Michigan’s abundant foliage will change into coats of breathtaking fall color.  Check out the peak color report for the weekend of September 23, 2016

Peak Color for September 16, 2016

There’s nothing like Michigan in autumn—fiery reds, oranges and gold-- the colors will absolutely amaze you! Check out the peak color report for the weekend of September 16, 2016

4 Ways to Stay Toasty this Season with a Fall Brew Tour

Busy roads and leaf-gazing not your thing? Warm up this autumn with a fall flavor tour  in the Great Lakes Bay Region . Indulge in brewmasters' fuller, richer, darker brews fall creations. Here are 4 ways you can #GoGreat and trace the trails of malty, hoppy goodness from one bold brew-lover's excursion to the next! 

Five Ways to Enjoy Traverse City’s Fall Splendor

There’s no better place to enjoy fall color than Traverse City – but there’s more than one way to see it. You can drive, stroll, hike, bike or even kayak to this beautiful display!

ArtPrize Eight Transforms Grand Rapids September 21-October 9.

Experience ArtPrize, the world’s most-attended, free public art event, in Grand Rapids this fall.  Over the course of 19 days, 1,500 artists from around the world will display their work, hoping for a share of the $500,000 prize money. Half of the awards are determined by public vote and half are decided by a jury of experts. Sometimes the public and experts agree and sometimes they don’t – either way, it generates fascinating conversations about the nature of art.

Fun Family Activities at MARVAC Member Campgrounds and RV Parks

Looking for a fun family getaway to a Pure Michigan campground? Experience horseback riding, luau parties, scavenger hunts, fishing or simply whiling the day away in a wading pool. Whatever you like to do on your camping trip, our MARVAC member campgrounds offer something for everyone.

Get Your Hands Dirty at Maker Faire® Detroit

The DIY mindset runs wild at this three-ring circus of innovation--the 7th annual Maker Faire® Detroit. This year a giant fighting robot from MegaBots Team USA comes to life on the outdoor midway. Robotics, electronics, rockets, food, music, fashion, science — hundreds of makers, dozens of demonstrations and hands-on workshops, come feed your sense of adventure.

See the New Gerald R. Ford Presidential Museum!

Visit the newly renovated Gerald R. Ford Presidential Museum in Grand Rapids. Never-before-seen artifacts, short films and interactive kiosks provide a deeper view of Ford’s life, from his early years in Grand Rapids to the 895 days he served as the most powerful man on the planet.

8 Great Lakes Bay Festivals That’ll Leave You Longing for a Pure Michigan Summer

Michigan's Great Lakes Bay Region, where the water's not only cool and unsalted, but the festivals are red hot and swinging well into late summer. We’re sharing 8 of our favorite festivals –come enjoy any one or all of these Great Lakes Bay Region summertime festivals.

Experience the Fab Four Firsthand at The Magical History Tour: A Beatles Memorabilia Exhibition

Whether you were an original Beatlemaniac or you’re simply inspired by their music today, experience the Beatles’ impact at the U.S. premiere of The Magical History Tour: A Beatles Memorabilia Exhibition, now at The Henry Ford.

Inaugural LPGA Volvik Championship Gives Back, Honors U.S. Military

Pro golf is returning to southeast Michigan. This Memorial Day (May 23-29), plan a visit to the Ann Arbor area to experience the inaugural LPGA Volvik Championship at Travis Pointe Country Club. Ann Arbor is thrilled to welcome the return of the LPGA 13 years after hosting the FUTURES Golf Classic, the Official Developmental Tour of the LPGA.

Sink Your Hooks in Michigan Lakes and Streams

Lake trout, brown trout, walleye, salmon, steelhead and bass—these are just some of the fish populating our Great Lakes and our inland lakes and streams. Whether its charter fishing, sport fishing, or a leisure day on the banks with family and friends, you’re sure to get a great catch in Michigan.

Get A Taste Of What’s New This Year at Michigan’s Largest International Beer Sampling Event

Grab your growlers and a few of your brew-loving friends and get ready to Go Great Lakes Bay, because the World Expo of Beer returns to Frankenmuth this May (Friday & Saturday, May 20th-21st) for it’s 20th year, bringing nearly 300 beers from across the globe to your tasting glass. 

Native American History, Art and Culture

Discover Michigan’s Native American history and culture at institutions across the state. See how our earliest inhabitants shaped much of Michigan’s heritage and continue to enrich many of the state’s exciting travel destinations. Delve into the lifeways of Michigan’s First People through their stories and exhibits at fascinating museums that offer insights and experiences that are Pure Michigan.  

The Relaxing Option: Spring Break in Traverse City!

Spring break will soon be here, and this year a surprising number of families will not be taking that exhausting trip south. Instead, they’re heading for Michigan’s True North -- Traverse City!

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