Regions and Cities

Regions & Cities

Your perfect Pure Michigan getaway awaits

Whether you are motivated by geography, a specific activity or are just curious about some of the top places to visit in Michigan, this regional and city guide will be a useful tool as you plan your Pure Michigan getaway.

Throughout each region, opportunities abound for recreation, good eats (and drinks!), shopping, family fun, natural beauty and arts, culture and history. Regions in the Upper Peninsula can offer rugged natural beauty and outdoor adventure, while the southern regions are packed with attractions that make for lasting family memories. Find vibrant urban centers just a short drive away from quiet, rural retreats in the state’s central regions and head to northern regions to explore some of our most well-known vacation destinations.

Surrounded by four of the five Great Lakes and boasting 11,000 inland lakes – a day on the water, whether fishing, boating, exploring or relaxing, is something every region of the state can offer. However, each community offers its own distinct culture and personality to make for hundreds of unique ways to experience the Lake Effect. Which region or city suits your Michigan adventure? Start your search here to take the scenic route. It’s all Pure Michigan.


Explore Michigan by region

Use the map below to explore the state of Michigan by Region.
Hover over a section of the map to see the region name and click to see more.

The Upper Peninsula

Northern Michigan

Central Michigan

Southern Michigan