Five Mini Michigan Getaways

Whether you’re looking for a mini escape with friends, a romantic date night or a family outing, Michigan has plenty of mini-getaways for every occasion!

Get Active!  
Sometimes, there is nothing more beautiful than looking out your window and see a fresh, glistening snowfall. If you enjoy winter sports, head to your nearest ski area and hit the slopes! For a romantic date night, a fun outing with friends or a family-friendly activity, try ice skating at Campus Martius Park in the heart of downtown Detroit or in Rosa Parks Circle in Grand Rapids!

Family skiing at Mt. Brighton
Photo courtesy of Mt. Brighton 

Dinner and Drinks
With new restaurants opening all over the state, heading out for dinner and drinks is always a great option! Michigan has a large selection of unique restaurants, award-winning craft breweries and wineries that are sure to wow you. Whether it’s the tried and true Bell’s Brewery in Kalamazoo, the ever-pleasing Short’s Brewing Company in Bellaire or these seven buzzworthy spots to grab a bite in Detroit, you won't have a hard time choosing a spot to spend a few hours catching up!

Bell's Brewery Beers
Bell's Brewery Beers | Photo Courtesy of Bell's Brewery

Head to a Sporting Event
Is there anything like the energy of a sporting event? Cheer on your favorite Michigan sports teams in one America’s best sports cities! Wrap up in your Red Wings gear to watch the team work hard or support the Detroit Pistons with games throughout the entire month of February. You can also head to either Ann Arbor or East Lansing and catch a great hockey or basketball game from the Spartans and Wolverines.

Little Caesars Arena
Little Caesars Arena | Photo Courtesy of Pure Michigan

Wine Weekend Getaway
Michigan wine trails are a must-visit destination for every season! Grab a group of friends or plan a romantic getaway along your favorite wine trail. Michigan wine trails include Traverse City’s Leelanau Peninsula and the narrower Old Mission Peninsula,Southwest Michigan’s Lake Michigan Shore Wine Trail and Southeast Michigan’s Thumb’s Up Wine Trail. These noteworthy trails offer award-winning wines, unique wineries and enchanting bed-and-breakfasts along the trails. The best part? The winter season brings less crowds to these wine regions so you and your loved ones can enjoy a quiet weekend amidst Northern Michigan winter beauty! 

Chateau Grand Traverse Vineyard
Chateau Grand Traverse Vineyard | Photo Courtesy of Traverse City CVB

Take a Shopping Trip!
With great outlet malls all over the state, grab a group of friends and shop til' you drop! Whether you stay overnight or make it a long day-trip, a visit to an outlet mall is always a fun mini getaway. Michigan outlet malls include Tanger Outlets in Howell Michigan, Great Lakes Crossing Outlets in Auburn Hills, Preferred Outlets at Traverse City,  Birch Run Premium Outlets and more! 

Sunset over Birch Run
Photo courtesy of Birch Run Happenings