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.
Traverse City’s summer attractions are endless. Don’t miss the incredible scenery at the Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore, enjoy the miles of sugar-sand beaches and sip your way through a wine tour...
The Ann Arbor area is consistently ranked as one of the best college towns in the country. From campus to city to our neighboring communities, the Ann Arbor area offers the best for any type of traveler! ...
Michigan's Upper Peninsula presents attractions unmatched anywhere else. Explore the depth of a mine, a shipwreck tour, climb to the top of a lighthouse, explore a colonial fort and hear the roar of mighty waterfalls.
Situated on beautiful Lake Michigan, Ludington offers miles of sandy coastline to catch some sun, take a stroll, play where the waves meet the land or enjoy a sunset bonfire. From sunrise to sunset, we provide the perfect place to explore.
Relax on the beach, play in the sand or ride roller coasters and splash in a water park at Michigan's Adventure Amusement & Water Park in Muskegon County. As one of the deepest ports in the Great Lakes, maritime attractions are a must see.
Michigan’s Top of the World, Keweenaw Peninsula is your personal lookout to adventure. Watch spectacular Northern Lights or rekindle your outdoor spirit along the pristine shores of Lake Superior - your personal lookout is the Keweenaw Peninsula.