Hikers at top of Au Sable River Dunes
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Get inspired.

If you’re seeking for pure inspiration for your Michigan escape, you’re in the right place. Whether you are looking for an epic adventure, a peaceful retreat, a family vacation or a cultural journey the stories below will provide timely, relevant recommendations to make the most of your time in Michigan. 

Let our itineraries and road trips take some of the guess work out of travel planning. We’ve compiled dozens of recommendations, organized into popular categories including one-tank trips, fall color tours and wine, beer and spirit trails, film tours and more. Or check out the free, seasonal travel guide. No matter the season, our guides provide easy-to-use resources, including a convenient map of Michigan, handy listings of places to visit across the state, event calendars, lists of must-see attractions, and feature articles full of photography and ideas to inspire your Michigan vacation. 

Find out the latest in events, attractions and happenings in the state under What’s New or sign up here to have Pure Michigan news, such as Fall Color Updates (September through October), featured deals (emailed monthly) and the Pure Michigan e-newsletter, delivered right to your inbox. These e-newsletters are filled with ideas for things to do and places to visit in Michigan right now. 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.

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

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Trail on top of Sleeping Bear Dunes over Lake Michigan

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