Paddle boarders by shipwreck near South Manitou Island
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Get inspired.

If you’re seeking inspiration for your Pure Michigan escape, you’re in the right place. Whether you desire an epic adventure, a peaceful retreat, a family vacation or a cultural journey, you'll find recommendations to help make the most of your time in Michigan. 

Let our articles take some of the guess work out of travel planning. We’ve compiled dozens of recommendations, from one-tank trips and detailed itineraries, to fall color tours and craft beverage trails and more. Or check out the free, seasonal travel guide for easy-to-use resources, including a convenient map of Michigan and handy listings of places to visit across the state.

Find out the latest in events, attractions and happenings in the state under What’s New, or sign up to have Pure Michigan news, such as Fall Color Updates (September through October), monthly featured deals and the Pure Michigan e-newsletter delivered right to your inbox. And don’t forget to tune into our radio show, airing weekly, to here from travel experts around the state to help plan your next escape.

Paddle boarder walking on Lake Michigan coast

Our stories and itineraries will help you get inspired for your next Pure Michigan vacation.

Kayaker in waters of Les Cheneaux Islands

Here, life’s routines can wait. Take a trip to experience hidden gems like no other in Pure Michigan.

Woman swimming in Lake Superior

Plan your perfect getaway now with the 2020 Pure Michigan Spring/Summer Travel Guide.