• Interactive Map Regions
  • Upper Peninsula
  • Northern Michigan
  • Mid Michigan
  • Southwest Michigan
  • Southeast Michigan
  • Battle Creek
  • Copper Harbor
  • Drummond Island
  • Frankenmuth
  • Grand Haven
  • Grand Rapids
  • Harbor Springs
  • Houghton Lake
  • Isle Royale
  • Leelanau Peninsula
  • Mackinac Island
  • Mackinaw City
  • Mt. Pleasant
  • Sault Ste Marie
  • Silver Lake
  • South Haven
  • Traverse City
  • Michigan Events By Month
  • Michigan Renaissance Festival
  • Grand Rapids Lantern Festival
  • Herbalist Festivals/Events
  • Michigan Music Festivals
  • Frankenmuth Flower Festival
  • Blakes Lavender Festival
  • Michigan Mushroom Festivals
  • Plymouth Ice Festival
  • Michigan Blueberry Festivals
  • Polar Express Train
  • Christmas Lights
  • Rochester Christmas
  • Meadow Brook Hall Christmas
  • Kris Kringle Market Rochester
  • Downtown Detroit Christmas
  • Dow Gardens Christmas Walk
  • Canterbury Village
  • Live Nativity
  • Christmas Events
  • Midland Santa House
  • Christmas Trains
  • Silver Bells In The City
  • Huckleberry Train
  • Detroit Tree Lighting
  • Christmas Towns
  • Christmas Markets
  • Rochester Christmas Lights
  • Greenfield Village Holiday Nights
  • Frankenmuth Christmas
  • Indoor Water Parks
  • Reindeer Farms
  • Snow Tubing
  • New Years Eve
  • Nordic Fire Festival
  • Frankenmuth Snowfest
  • Tip Up Town Festival
  • Michigan Holiday Events
  • Michigan Tech Winter Carnival
  • Valentines Events
  • Michigan Valentines
  • Pure Michigan Events
  • St. Patrick's Day
  • Easter Events
  • Maple Syrup Festival
  • 2024 Tulip Festival
  • Festival Planner
  • Interactive Maps
  • Best Restaurants
  • Holland Breweries
  • Top 10 Things To Do
  • Mackinac Island Lilac Festival
  • Michigan Lavender Festival
  • Great Lakes Bay Invitational
  • KitchenAid Senior PGA Championship
  • Grand Prix Detroit
  • Cherry Festival
  • Michigan Fireworks Displays
  • 4th of July Events
  • St Joseph Fireworks
  • Bay City Fireworks
  • Detroit Fireworks
  • South Haven Fireworks
  • Frankenmuth Events
  • Ann Arbor Art Festival
  • Michigan Air Shows
  • Hot Air Balloon Festivals
  • Coast Guard Festival
  • Woodward Dream Cruise
  • Detroit Autorama
  • Metro Cruise Grand Rapids 28th Street
  • Apple Festivals
  • Michigan Fairs
  • Corn Maze Farms
  • Detroit International Auto Show
  • Oktoberfest
  • Labor Day Weekend
  • Halloween Events
  • Detroit Haunted Houses
  • Grand Rapids Haunted Houses
  • Fall Train Rides Color Tours
  • Haunted Houses
  • Elk Viewing
  • Fall Festivals
  • Turkey Farms
  • Mackinac Bridge Walk
  • Thanksgiving Day Parade
  • Michigan Harvest Calendar
  • U Pick Farms
  • Asparagus Farms
  • Apple Farms
  • Blueberry Farms
  • Cherry Farms
  • Honey Farms
  • Cider Farms
  • Uncle Johns Cider Mill
  • Lavender Farms
  • Flower Farms
  • Peach Farms
  • Pumpkin Farms
  • Raspberry Farms
  • Strawberry Farms
  • Sunflower Farms
  • Zoos & Aquariums
  • Binder Park Zoo
  • Detroit Zoo
  • Michigan Petting Zoos
  • Wilderness Trails Zoo
  • Sea Life Aquarium
  • Shipwreck Museum
  • Detroit Art Museum
  • Henry Ford Museum
  • Mackinaw Maritime Museum
  • Huron Lightship Museum
  • Greenfield Village
  • Motown Museum
  • Michigan Farming-Agriculture
  • Flint Institute of Arts
  • Lumbermans Monument
  • Meadow Brook Hall
  • Fort Gratiot Lighthouse
  • Japanese Tea Ceremony
  • Michigan Capital
  • Heidelberg Project
  • 6 Top Getaways
  • Lake Huron Day Trip
  • Private Jet Flying
  • Best Scenic Road Trip Grand Rapids To UP
  • 7 Top-Rated Michigan Vacation Ideas
  • Michigan Map
  • Best Places to Stay on The Beach
  • Luxury Home Rentals
  • Vacation Rentals in Michigan
  • Sleeping Bear Dunes Road Trip
  • Traverse City Hotels
  • Midland Hotels
  • Mackinaw Island Hotels
  • Frankenmuth Hotels
  • Inn At Bay Harbor
  • Things to do in Winter
  • UP Road Trip
  • UP Waterfalls Road Trip
  • Michigan U Pick Farms
  • Michigan Travel Guide Map
  • Drive In Theaters
  • Dow Gardens
  • Ford Model "T" Plant Tour
  • Ford F150 Factory Tour
  • Tour the Capital
  • Fisher Building Tour
  • Interesting Places in Michigan
  • USS Edson Ship Tour
  • Castle Farms Tour
  • Alden B Dow Home Tour
  • Guardian Building Tour
  • Dark Sky Parks
  • Kitch Iti Kipi
  • Northern Lights
  • Mushroom Houses Charlevoix
  • Midland Canopy Walk
  • Best Michigan Small Towns
  • Worlds Largest Cherry Pie
  • Pierce Stocking Scenic Drive
  • Michigan Tunnel of Trees
  • Epic Michigan Fall Tour
  • Fall Activities
  • Fall Colors in Michigan
  • Haunted Places In Michigan
  • St Ignace Car Show
  • Frankenmuth Car Show
  • Fall Color Map
  • Eben Ice Caves
  • Tahquamenon Falls in Winter
  • Winter Festivals
  • Kitchiti Kipi in Winter
  • World of Winter
  • Ski Resorts
  • Tubing in Michigan
  • 8 Winter Getaways
  • Frankenmuth in Winter
  • Winter Interesting Places
  • Michigan Ice Skating Rinks
  • Ice Skating Detroit
  • Mackinaw City In Winter
  • Frozen Waterfalls
  • Michigan Sleigh Rides
  • Hot Air Balloon Rides
  • Battle Creek Field Of Flight
  • Hiking Trails
  • Find Yooperlite Rocks
  • Tahquamenon Falls State Park
  • Shiawassee Wildlife Refuge
  • Kensington Metropark
  • Arcadia Dunes
  • Oval Beach Saugatuck
  • Boardman Lake Trail Hike
  • Largo Springs
  • Thorne Swift Nature Preserve
  • Pictured Rocks
  • Kalamazoo Hiking Trails
  • Tannery & Memorial Falls
  • Seney National Wildlife Refuge
  • Fossil Hunting
  • Munising Falls
  • Wagner Falls
  • Sleeping Bear Dunes
  • Silver Lake Dunes
  • Michigan Botanical Gardens
  • Ludington State Park
  • Saugatuck Dunes State Park
  • Michigan National Parks
  • Southwest Michigan Golf Courses
  • Great Lakes Loons Baseball
  • Detroit Auto Show
  • South Haven Lighthouse
  • Point Betsie Lighthouse
  • Michigan Diners, Drive In's and Drives
  • Best Michigan Pizza
  • Michigan Drive Ins
  • 5 Insane Michigan Restaurants
  • Best Michigan Burger
  • 9 Insane Restaurants in Michigan
  • Midland Michigan Restaurants
  • Kalamazoo Restaurants
  • Best Alpena Restaurants
  • Midland Coffee Shops
  • Farm to Table Restaurants
  • Detroit Diners Drive Ins and Dives
  • Michigan Cat Cafes
  • Best Frankenmuth Restaurants
  • Superman Ice Cream
  • Michigan Pasty
  • French Bread
  • French Toast
  • Green Smoothie
  • Strawberry Pie
  • Strawberry Shortcake
  • How to Freeze Blueberries
  • How To Freeze Strawberries
  • Valentines Restaurants
  • Michigan Thanksgiving Dinner
  • Michigan Christmas Dinner
  • Culinary Schools
  • Michigan Breweries
  • Best Grand Rapids Michigan Breweries
  • Michigan Winery's
  • Michigan Wines
  • Outlet Malls
  • Michigan Hats
  • Michigan Experience Gifts
  • e-Bikes & Michigan Rules
  • Michigan Gifts
  • Michigan Themed Gifts
  • Michigan Gift Baskets
  • Made in Michigan
  • Adventure Gifts For Guys
  • Valentine Gifts
  • Best Pants for Cold Weather
  • Michigan Necklaces
  • Best Camelbak
  • Bronners Frankenmuth
  • Best Raincoats for Women and Men
  • Holland Shopping
  • Travel-MI Blog
  • Things To Do Michigan
  • 7 Day Michigan Itinerary
  • Carriage House at the Harbor
  • Northern Michigan Kayaking
  • Things to Do Frankenmuth
  • Things To Do Saugatuck
  • 17 Interesting Places
  • Best Golf Courses Michigan
  • Things To Do Traverse City
  • Things to See in Detroit
  • Things To Do Belle Isle
  • Things To Do Mackinac Island
  • Things to Do Detroit
  • 7 Holland Incredible Places
  • Insane Michigan Places
  • Adventure Travel
  • Motorsports
  • Snowmobiling Marquette
  • Michigan Snowmobiling
  • Paintball Parks
  • Edmund Fitzgerald Wreck
  • Travel-MI Authors
  • Author: Sherry Trautman Bio
  • Author: Chris Trautman Bio


  • Contact us! Let's keep in touch!

2023 Michigan Travel Guide + Interactive Map of Over 43 Destinations, Cities, Vacation Ideas and Things to Do in Michigan! 

Sherry Trautman Bio Picture

By Sherry Trautman

Michigan Travel Guide

The Ultimate 2023 Michigan Travel Guide | By Sherry Trautman | Traveling Michigan

This travel guide is the most in depth, accurate and fun vacation planner on the internet!

Are you a tourist or a life-long Michigander looking for great Michigan destinations, ideas, attractions and vacation ideas? This guide is for you!

Check it out!  We've got...

  • Michigan cities with ideas of the best things to see and do
  • Interactive map of Michigan: Easily choose your destination and region!
  • Colorful photos to inspire your vacation
  • Best places to visit in Michigan
  • Great Michigan day trips or getaways
  • Unique places to visit in Michigan
  • Awesome vacations for families, solo or couples
  • Top tourist spots, towns and cities

Where will your Michigan travels take you this year?

Sherry and Chris of Traveling Michigan

How to Use This Michigan Travel Guide

Hi! We are Sherry and Chris!

We spent three years organizing this continually updated Michigan Travel guide and planner with the goal of helping you plan (or spark inspiration) for your next vacation or road trip. 

Are you ready?  Grab your camera and your party pants as things are about to get sporty!

Which Colorful Box Describes You Below?

Michigan Travel Guide Interactive City Map

We created this easy  Interactive Michigan Travel Guide Map  as a visual aid to help you choose a region and then a destination.  See how to use the map below.

michigan travel guide 2023

Helpful Michigan Map Tips:

  • Click on the plus and minus in the left corner to zoom in or out of the map.
  • Click on the icons for a link to more information, photos and tips .
  • Click on the map to drag and move it to view surrounding areas.
  • In the map Header, click on the rectangle in the upper left of the map to see a menu of all the Michigan cities. Click on anything that looks interesting to see where it is on the map. To hide the menu, click the rectangle in the header. 
  • In the Header, click on the "square" icon in the upper right side to expand the map for better viewing. 

Keep scrolling for quick links to specific Michigan cities!  

Detroit Institute of Art by Travel-Mi.com

Want Quick Links to Michigan Cities and Destinations?

  •  Mt. Pleasant
  • Saint Joseph
  •  Sleeping Bear Dunes 
  • Whitefish Point
  • Old Mission Peninsula

Love Camping or Michigan Festivals?

michigan travel guide 2023

This Michigan Travel Guide has this too!

  • Best KOA Campgrounds
  • Delicious  Camping Food Ideas  by Camping Enthusiasts!
  • Camping Food Hacks
  • Current Michigan festivals and events by month

Exciting Michigan Cities, Vacations Destinations, Ideas, Landmarks and Things to Do

Get more inspiration, photos, landmarks and ideas from these popular tourist cities. Includes northern Michigan/Michigan's Upper Peninsula.

Alpena Michigan by Traveling Michigan

Discover the Wonders of Alpena

Ann Arbor Michigan by Traveling Michigan

10 Amazing Destinations in Ann Arbor

Ann Arbor Michigan by Traveling Michigan

Ann Arbor Art Fair is a massive world renown art fair that takes over downtown Ann Arbor each  July ! I go every year as it's incredibly inspiring and festive!

  • Also check out Graffiti Alley in downtown Ann Arbor Michigan

Battle Creek Michigan by Traveling Michigan

Unexpected Surprises in Battle Creek!

Bay City Michigan by Traveling Michigan

Wander, Shop and Explore Bay City

If you are visiting Battle Creek, be sure to stop by Binder Park Zoo , as it is truly one of the best zoos in Michigan!

We love the freely wandering peacocks, trolley to Africa and the open viewing of so many animals.  

Charlevoix Michigan by Traveling Michigan

Secret Mushroom Houses in Charlevoix

Cheboygan Michigan by Traveling Michigan

Top Things to See in Cheboygan

See the very cool Mushroom or Hobbit houses in Charlevoix!  Plus more fun in Charlevoix !

Copper Harbor Michigan by Traveling Michigan

Explore Copper Harbor

Detroit Michigan by Traveling Michigan

Top Things to Do in Detroit + Day Trips  

Top 10 Interesting Places in Michigan

Top 10 Interesting Places In Michigan   

  • Hidden locations in Michigan
  • Inspiring images to get you traveling!
  • Ever been on a pull across river fairy? Climbed Mount Baldhead?

Grab your camera and your party pants as things are about to get sporty!

US News and World Report listed many of these cities as the " Best Places to Visit in Michigan ."

East Tawas Michigan

Surprising Hidden Spots in Houghton  

Houghton Lake Michigan by Traveling Michigan

The Party's in Houghton Lake!

“Travel isn’t always pretty. It isn’t always comfortable. Sometimes it hurts, it even breaks your heart. But that’s okay. The journey changes you; it should change you. It leaves marks on your memory, on your consciousness, on your heart, and on your body. You take something with you. Hopefully, you leave something good behind.” – Anthony Bourdain


Isle Royale National Park  is a remote island cluster in Lake Superior  where  moose and wolves roam free . 

Kalamazoo Michigan by Traveling Michigan

Top Things to Do in Kalamazoo

Lansing Michigan by Traveling Michigan

The Ultimate Lansing Day Trip


Explore Leland "Fishtown" 

Mackinaw City

The Ultimate Guide to Mackinaw City

The Ultimate Guide to Mackinac Island. By Travel-Mi.com

Click here for the free  Mackinac Island Guide to Everything

Be sure to check out:

  • Things to Do on Mackinac Island
  • Where to Stay on Mackinac Island  
  • Mackinac Island's Hidden Spots!

*TIP: Be sure to use the interactive Michigan Map to see what other cities are close by on your trip so you can maximize your Michigan vacation!

Midland Michigan

Midland Michigan  

  • Tridge (shown left)
  • Dow Gardens and Whiting Forest
  • Chippewa Nature Center  
  • City Forest  

Longest Canopy Walk in America. By Travel-Mi.com

Top Things to Do in Beautiful Port Huron!

Flowers near the Huron Lightship

Tour the Huron Lightship in Port Huron!

Saugatuck Michigan. By Travel-Mi.com

Did you know that Conde' Nast named Saugatuck on their  "Top 25 Beaches in the World? "  Here's more ideas to get you going--> A Guide to Saugatuck

Explore the Wild Side of Silver Lake!

Oh, Did you Hear Screaming?  It's Just Us Careening Down Silver Lake Sand Dunes!

The  Silver Lake area  feels like it's own world...or planet for that matter.  Once you arrive, you'll forget about everything else.  

If you love gettin' a little crazy  on the dunes and love beaches, this place is definitely for you! 

St. Joseph Michigan by Travel-Mi.com

Plan Your Next Michigan Vacation to St. Joseph!

Traverse City Michigan by Travel-Mi.com

Traverse City is Paradise for Cherry and Wine Lovers!

Visit Michigan's Upper Peninsula

Kitch-iti-kipi (Big Spring) Michigan

  • Best Hiking in the Upper Peninsula
  • Tahquamenon Falls
  • Upper Peninsula Road Trip
  • Upper Peninsula Waterfalls
  • Tannery and Memorial Waterfalls
  • Kitch-iti-kipi

Michigan's Festivals and Events By Month

Frankenmuth Dog Bowl

We love attending tons of Michigan festivals and events each year!  

We work hard to keep them updated for every month of the year!

We hope this Interactive Michigan Map with awesome Michigan Cities and Towns was helpful in your Michigan Travel and Vacation Planning!

  • 6 Luxury Hotels in Michigan!
  • The Future of Private Jet Flying and Charters

Pin This Michigan Travel Guide!

Michigan Travel Guide

Keep Reading!

Guide to Point Betsie Lighthouse

Subscribe To Receive Exciting Destinations, Day Trips and Fun Directly to Your Inbox!

Cute Baby Ducks on Our Newsletter Invite

Sign Up to Our Newsletter to Get the 5 Free Must Have Apps to Travel in Michigan Like a Boss!

Follow us on instagram .

michigan travel guide 2023


View this post on Instagram If you haven't visited Saugatuck, here's why you need to add this lake town to your spring or summer bucket list. . *Ever been on a Chain Ferry? *Experienced a Duck Boat? *Wheezed, sweated and dragged your carcass to the top of Mt. Baldhead? YEAH, it 's that awesome. *Can you say beaches? *Wandered along a riverwalk with melty ice cream? *What about screamed your head off on a dune ride? . Didn't think so. HOP TO IT. See our crazy a$$ adventures on my bio! (can I say ass or will everyone unfollow us?) I would be sad. ; ( . . . #saugatuck #saugatuckdouglas #saugatuckmi #saugatuckmichigan #thegreatlakesstate #michiganderthreads #onlyinmichigan #Michigan #puremichigan #greatlakesstate #travelingmichigan #michiganders #mittensmitten #michiganaddict #onlyinmichigan #mittenlove #thingstodoinmichigan #michiganoverboard #michigan_wanderlust #capuringmichigan #michiganunsalted #puremichigan #michiganphotographer #michigan_lovers_photos #beachtowns #photooftheday #travel #travelphotography #familytravel A post shared by Michigan Travel+Food Adventure (@travelingmichigan) on Apr 15, 2019 at 1:18pm PDT

You May Also Like

Have a great story about this topic.

Do you have a great story about your trip to Michigan? Maybe a fun experience in the Mitten State? Share it!

Enter Your Title

Add a Picture/Graphic Caption (optional)  

Click here to upload more images (optional)

Author Information (optional)

To receive credit as the author, enter your information below.

Submit Your Contribution

  • Check box to agree to these   submission guidelines .
  • I am at least 16 years of age.
  • I understand and accept the privacy policy .
  • I understand that you will display my submission on your website.

(You can preview and edit on the next page)

  • Traveling Michigan Home Page
  • Michigan-Travel-Guide

Slickstream Search Box

About the Lead Author | Sherry Trautman

Thanks for stopping by.

Our Words of Wisdom: “Never follow anyone else’s path. Unless you’re in the woods and you’re lost and you see a path, then by all means follow that path.”

"Sherry & Chris"

We're Sherry and Chris the founders of one of Michigan's most comprehensive and Top Travel Blogs!

Sherry Trautman is a seasoned business owner and a multifaceted content creator, deeply entrenched in the world of travel in Michigan. With her extensive background in writing, editing, photography, marketing, website design, web mastering, social media, and publishing, she is the driving force behind the acclaimed Michigan Travel site "Travel-mi.com." A lifelong Michigander, Sherry's journey began in Mt. Pleasant, Michigan led her to St. Joseph during her formative years, and further to Kalamazoo for her higher education. She holds a Bachelor of Science in Industrial Design and Fine Art from Western Michigan University. Her career initially blossomed in Battle Creek, where she contributed significantly to aviation, marketing, and the art industry. In 2018, Sherry, alongside her husband Chris, embarked on a passionate endeavor with the inception of Travel-MI.com. This venture was not just a business but a full-time commitment to exploring and celebrating the diverse landscapes and communities of Michigan. Together, they tirelessly traverse the state, curating unique experiences, capturing stunning visuals, and weaving engaging narratives that showcase Michigan's rich cultural tapestry and natural beauty. From her early experiences in different Michigander locales to her extensive professional background, Sherry's life and work epitomize a deep-rooted expertise in Michigan travel, making her an authoritative voice in this niche.

Sherry & Chris are at the Inn at Bay Harbor and looking out at the lake.

JOIN OUR NETWORK Join our newsletter of Michigan Explorers!

Share social.

When you wish destinations came with a 30 second trailer so you can see what you’re getting yourself into.  

If you whine and are nice, IM us and we will tell you if you are truly screwed or not. 

Where Do You Want To Start Your Next Adventure?

Slickstream Search Box

Disclosure Policy

Privacy Policy

Disclaimer Statement 

Traveling Michigan with Sherry & Chris Logo

"We improve our products and advertising by using Microsoft Clarity to see how you use our website. By using our site, you agree that we and Microsoft can collect and use this data. Our privacy policy statement  has more details."


Our Gallery

Travel- MI. com 

2014 N Saginaw Rd

Midland, MI 48640

©  Copyright Travel-mi.com 2018-2024

Protect Your Trip »

Best places to visit in michigan.

Michigan has something to entice just about every kind of traveler. From some of the country's best lake vacations  to charming towns to bustling cities, the Great Lakes State has it all. To help you decide which spots are right for your next vacation, U.S. News considered factors like number of activities, availability of accommodations and sentiment among travelers to decide the best places to visit in Michigan. Vote for your favorite destination below to help decide next year's list.

Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore

Pictured rocks national lakeshore, mackinac island, tahquamenon falls state park, traverse city, isle royale national park, holland, mi, grand rapids.

michigan travel guide 2023

Known for its breathtaking scenery, Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore is covered in sand dunes that tower more than 450 feet above Lake Michigan. Visitors can climb to the top of the dunes to admire their surroundings or enjoy a picnic lunch at the bottom. The protected area also offers nearly 100 miles of trails for hiking, biking and snowshoeing, including the Sleeping Bear Heritage Trail, which weaves its way around the lakeshore past many of the park's dunes and bodies of water.

michigan travel guide 2023

Pictured Rocks, America's first national lakeshore, overlooks Lake Superior in Michigan's Upper Peninsula. Its beautiful, diverse landscape attracts outdoorsy types year-round. On the lakeshore's roughly 100 miles of hiking trails, travelers can see everything from spring wildflowers to colorful fall foliage to stunning ice formations, depending on the season. Plus, visitors can swim and boat in the warmer months and ice climb and cross-country ski during the colder months. But remember, lifeguards do not patrol the lakeshore's beaches, so vacationers should be careful when getting in Lake Superior's unpredictable waters.

michigan travel guide 2023

Mackinac Island's old-world charm (think: horse-drawn carriages and Victorian-style buildings) creates the perfect backdrop for a romantic getaway or family vacation. The island banned cars in 1898, so tourists – or Fudgies as locals call them – can only access the island by private boat, ferry or plane. Once on Mackinac, visitors can taste some of its world-famous fudge, tour historical sites like Fort Mackinac and explore the island's state park, which covers more than 80% of the island. Keep in mind, though, that many of Mackinac Island's attractions are closed during the winter months despite the island being accessible year-round.

michigan travel guide 2023

Occupying nearly 50,000 acres on Michigan's Upper Peninsula, Tahquamenon Falls State Park offers travelers ample opportunities to reconnect with nature. Lace up your hiking boots to explore the park's 35-plus miles of trails, get out on the Tahquamenon River on a kayak or snap a photo in front of the Upper Tahquamenon Falls, Michigan's largest waterfall. Fishing and camping are popular pastimes in summer, and come winter, visitors can enjoy outdoor activities like cross-country skiing and snowshoeing. Keep in mind, travelers will need a valid Michigan Recreation Passport to gain admission to the park.

michigan travel guide 2023

Dubbed the Cherry Capital of the World, Traverse City feels more like a small town than one of the most populated destinations in northern Michigan. As one of the Midwest's top weekend getaway destinations , the town is known for its charming downtown area and its emerging wine scene, which includes nearly 40 vineyards and wineries. To enjoy warm weather and fun seasonal events like the National Cherry Festival and the Traverse City Film Festival, plan a summer visit.

michigan travel guide 2023

If you're looking for a tranquil getaway sans distractions, set your sights on Isle Royale National Park. This car-free Lake Superior archipelago is made up of more than 400 islands, all of which can only be accessed via boat or seaplane. While here, travelers can take part in a variety of activities, including hiking, kayaking, wildlife viewing, fishing and scuba diving (Isle Royale is home to ten major shipwrecks). Remember, the park is open from mid-April through October and offers limited services, so plan accordingly.

michigan travel guide 2023

Located on the eastern shore of Lake Michigan, Saugatuck is a haven for visitors and locals come summertime. Explore the lake on a boat cruise or grab a spot in the sand at one of several beaches – Oval Beach and Saugatuck Dunes State Park are both popular picks among travelers. At the latter, thrill-seekers can opt for an exhilarating ride across Saugatuck's famous dunes. Just make sure you leave some time for browsing the goods sold at the town's eclectic boutiques along Butler Street.

michigan travel guide 2023

This western Michigan town takes its Dutch heritage seriously. During the holiday season, the downtown area transforms into a tribute to all Dutch holiday traditions, complete with roaming carolers and a European-style, open-air Christmas market called Kerstmarkt. Come spring, visitors can celebrate the town's millions of tulip blooms during the Tulip Time Festival, which hosts fun parades and events like traditional Dutch dancing and live musical performances. Must-visit Windmill Island Gardens is an optimal location for viewing these colorful flowers, and families won't want to miss a trip to Nelis' Dutch Village, a Dutch-themed amusement park offering rides, games and more.

michigan travel guide 2023

This town on Lake Michigan's northeastern shore is one of the state's best tourist destinations. Perhaps best known as a cold-weather vacation spot, Petoskey is home to three major ski resorts with more than 160 slopes and multiple terrain parks. Visitors can also try other winter activities like ice skating, snowmobiling and sledding. For less-adventurous travelers, there's the historic Gaslight District, which is filled with a variety of shops and restaurants. For a one-of-a-kind experience, search for Petoskey stones at Petoskey State Park – these unique fossils can often be found hiding along the Lake Michigan shoreline.

michigan travel guide 2023

While you'll find plenty of public art and some top-notch museums here, the real reason to visit Grand Rapids is to try its brews. Home to dozens of craft breweries, Grand Rapids has become an award-winning beer destination, so much so that it has earned the nickname of Beer City USA. You'll find guided beer tours, hard cider tastings and even hotel beer packages that bundle your accommodations with extras like free pints and souvenir glasses. When you've had enough hops, check out other top attractions like the Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park and the Grand Rapids Downtown Market.

Vote to Add these Destinations to the Rankings

michigan travel guide 2023

South Haven

You may be interested in.

michigan travel guide 2023

Best Weekend Getaways in the Midwest

michigan travel guide 2023

Best Places to Visit in Maine

michigan travel guide 2023

Best Weekend Getaways

michigan travel guide 2023

Best Cheap Summer Vacations

michigan travel guide 2023

Best Places to Visit in Ohio

michigan travel guide 2023

Best Family Vacations in the USA for 2024

If you make a purchase from our site, we may earn a commission. This does not affect the quality or independence of our editorial content.


The 28 Best Water Parks in the U.S. for 2024

Holly Johnson|Timothy J. Forster May 8, 2024

michigan travel guide 2023

The 18 Best Napa Valley Wineries to Visit in 2024

Lyn Mettler|Sharael Kolberg April 23, 2024

michigan travel guide 2023

The 25 Best Beaches on the East Coast for 2024

Timothy J. Forster|Sharael Kolberg April 19, 2024

michigan travel guide 2023

The 50 Best Hotels in the USA 2024

Christina Maggitas February 6, 2024

michigan travel guide 2023

The 32 Most Famous Landmarks in the World

Gwen Pratesi|Timothy J. Forster February 1, 2024

michigan travel guide 2023

9 Top All-Inclusive Resorts in Florida for 2024

Gwen Pratesi|Amanda Norcross January 5, 2024

michigan travel guide 2023

24 Top All-Inclusive Resorts in the U.S. for 2024

Erin Evans January 4, 2024

michigan travel guide 2023

26 Top Adults-Only All-Inclusive Resorts for 2024

Zach Watson December 28, 2023

michigan travel guide 2023

Solo Vacations: The 36 Best Places to Travel Alone in 2024

Lyn Mettler|Erin Vasta December 22, 2023

michigan travel guide 2023

26 Cheap Beach Vacations for Travelers on a Budget

Kyle McCarthy|Sharael Kolberg December 4, 2023

michigan travel guide 2023

Explore Michigan Spring/Summer 2024 cover


With the days getting longer, there’s plenty of time to explore Michigan’s diverse destinations.

michigan travel guide 2023

A Hidden Oasis Awaits

Nestled along the scenic Crooked River this place is a hidden gem waiting to be explored. Read More

michigan travel guide 2023

May I Have Some More-l, Please?

You’ll be begging for more tastes when you attend the 64th Annual National Morel Mushroom Festival in Boyne City this… Read More

michigan travel guide 2023

Experience Mackinac Island

Mackinac Island, famous for its fudge and car-free streets full of horse-drawn carriages, is a picture-perfect histor… Read More

Things to See & Explore

michigan travel guide 2023

Best Beach Adventures 

Awesome Sand Dunes  The Great Lake State’s west coast boasts countless beaches and a variety of sand dunes (surp… Read More

Arcadia Bluffs Golf Club, Arcadia

Coastal Courses

Did you know that Michigan ranks #3 nationally (#1 in the Great Lakes region) for the number of public golf courses? … Read More

michigan travel guide 2023

Things to Do

Get away for the weekend!

Get Away For The Weekend!

The quaint harbor towns along the Lake Michigan coastline have attracted Chicagoland travelers for generations. Read More

michigan travel guide 2023

Paddle Through Diverse Scenery on 5 Urban Rivers

Have kayak – will paddle. The rivers that flow through Lansing, Ann Arbor, Kalamazoo, Grand Rapids and Detroit are id… Read More

michigan travel guide 2023

Featured Destinations

St. Ignace - Small Town Charm with Big Time Events

St. Ignace – Small Town Charm with Big Time Events

Make St. Ignace your event destination for 2023. Don’t miss our famous Car Show Weekend, Highlander Festival an… Read More

Petoskey Area of Michigan

It’s time to bask in all things outside

After being stuck inside for months, sun-seeking travelers are heading to the Petoskey Area of Michigan. Read More

michigan travel guide 2023

Discover Holland

michigan travel guide 2023

Make it Mackinaw!

michigan travel guide 2023

Plan Your U.P. Summer Vacation!

michigan travel guide 2023

Your Summer Starts Here!

Drink & dine.

michigan travel guide 2023

Michigan Foodies’ Favorite Restaurants

With wine and beer tours prompting people to travel and taste, why not create a foodie tour. Planning your stops arou… Read More

michigan travel guide 2023

Shop and Dine at a Restored Historic Michigan Village

The Village at Grand Traverse Commons is one of Michigan’s most amazing places. Originally constructed in the early 1… Read More

michigan travel guide 2023

Stroll, Sip and Shop Your Way Through Delightful Downtowns

Enjoy a thirst-quenching beer as you stroll the streets window shopping. Quaff a cocktail outdoors in the fresh air a… Read More

Your Michigan adventure awaits.

New bridges, pristine beachs, trails and so much more. Michigan is calling and our free guide is filled with the places to see and explore in the year ahead.


From the shores of the Great Lakes to the heart of our welcoming downtowns and charming cities, it's time to set out from peninsula to peninsula and keep it fresh in Pure Michigan.


Featured destinations.


Grand Rapids


Great Lakes Bay

fra.22.ss.camp ATV skin aaronburden-4 (1)


SW MI St Joe Expedia LP Image (1)

Southwest Michigan


Traverse City

Pure Michigan Cover Still 2


Get ready for your next adventure with the 2023 Pure Michigan Spring/Summer Travel Guide. Keep it fresh with the best of exciting activities, breathtaking sights and unforgettable experiences all season long.



Keep your calendar fresh with vibrant events, from world-class festivals to intimate gatherings.



From world-famous cuisine to the stirring outdoors, check out our list of essential experiences in Pure Michigan that will awaken your wanderlust.



Discover Detroit’s art & soul

Take a cultural stroll through Detroit where fresh flavors beautifully meld with the history and culture of this iconic city.

Bay City

Fresh times on Lake Huron

Find yourself making fresh connections to nature while soaking up the scenic views of Bay City’s beautiful waterfront.


Make fresh traditions in Frankenmuth

Find cherished keepsakes in the charming shops of Frankenmuth – where the warmth of the holiday shines bright all year.


Fresh is on the tee

This golfer's paradise is home to some of the nation's top courses. Find your swing in Pure Michigan.


Fresh is on the line

Keep it reel fishing our lakes, rivers and streams. Enjoy sport fishing or just a casual cast in Pure Michigan.

19SMT040_Summer_Paradise_Tahquamenon Falls

Fresh horizons

Explore Michigan’s six Dark Sky Preserves for an unrivaled viewing experience.


Find a fresh escape

Roaring campfires to secluded serenity under the stars, your next camping trip in Pure Michigan awaits.

Big M Trail_Donnell_180820_1914

Find a fresh path

Set out and soak in the scenery on short strolls or hikes that go for miles.

Search for Stays

Search for flights, search for cars, search for experiences, cookie consent.

This site uses cookies for analytics, personalization and advertising. By continuing to browse the site, you agree to our use of cookies. Learn more .

michigan travel guide 2023

2023/2024 MACVB Meetings Guide

The MACVB Meetings Guide is a comprehensive resource for planning meetings and events in Michigan. From timely editorial about the meetings and events business to listings and key contact information, if you plan meetings and events, you’ll want to review this guide!

If you would prefer to have a printed copy, please email  [email protected]  with your name and full address. We’d be happy to mail you a hard copy of the publication.     

MACVB Meetings Guide Cover 2023 2024.JPG

Travel Guide Inquiries

If you would like a copy of the Pure Michigan Travel Guide, please use this link for a digital or printed copy:

If you know which area of our Great State you'd like to travel to, we'd also suggest contacting the local Destination Marketing Organization via the website listed on our Member Information tab.

Safe travels to Pure Michigan!

michigan travel guide 2023

  • Kindle Store
  • Kindle eBooks

Promotions apply when you purchase

These promotions will be applied to this item:

Some promotions may be combined; others are not eligible to be combined with other offers. For details, please see the Terms & Conditions associated with these promotions.

Buy for others

Buying and sending ebooks to others.

  • Select quantity
  • Buy and send eBooks
  • Recipients can read on any device

These ebooks can only be redeemed by recipients in the US. Redemption links and eBooks cannot be resold.

Kindle app logo image

Download the free Kindle app and start reading Kindle books instantly on your smartphone, tablet, or computer - no Kindle device required .

Read instantly on your browser with Kindle for Web.

Using your mobile phone camera - scan the code below and download the Kindle app.

QR code to download the Kindle App

Image Unavailable

Michigan Travel Guide 2023-2024: The Ultimate Companion Navigating Through The Great Lakes State

  • To view this video download Flash Player

Follow the author

Mary Brown

Michigan Travel Guide 2023-2024: The Ultimate Companion Navigating Through The Great Lakes State Kindle Edition

Are you planning a trip to Michigan? Do you want to: 1. Discover the state's rich history and culture? 2. Explore the Great Lakes and all their beauty? 3. Go hiking, biking, fishing, or camping? 4. Visit bustling cities like Detroit and Grand Rapids? 5. Sample the delicious Michigan cuisine? If so, then you need the Michigan Travel Guide 2023-2024!

This comprehensive guide covers everything you need to know about planning your trip to Michigan. From must-see attractions to hidden local gems, we've got you covered. Here are just a few of the things you'll find in this book: 1. History and Culture: Learn about the state's fascinating past and present. 2. Planning Your Trip: Get all the practical information you need to plan your trip, including transportation, accommodations, and more. 3. Exploring the Great Lakes: Get the inside scoop on the best places to swim, boat, fish, and hike. 4. Outdoor Activities: Find the perfect activity for your interests, whether you're an adrenaline junkie or a nature lover. 5. Cities and Regions: Explore the different cities and regions of Michigan, each with its own unique charm. 6. Michigan Cuisine: Sample the best of what the state has to offer, from fresh seafood to mouth-watering desserts.

The Michigan Travel Guide 2023-2024 is the perfect resource for anyone planning a trip to Michigan. It's packed with information, tips, and advice to help you make the most of your visit.

So what are you waiting for? Order your copy today! Here are three convincing reasons why this book is the best to solve your problem: 1. It's written by a team of experts who know Michigan inside and out. 2. It's packed with up-to-date information, including the latest attractions and events. 3. It's easy to use, with clear maps and helpful tips. Here are some of the ways the book can solve your problem: 1. Help you plan your trip, from start to finish. 2. Save you time and money by providing you with insider information. 3. Help you make the most of your time in Michigan by pointing you to the best places to go and things to do.

Here are some interesting expectations readers should be having when they purchase this book: 1. They should expect to learn a lot about Michigan's history, culture, and natural beauty. 2. They should expect to find plenty of inspiration for their trip, whether they're interested in history, outdoor activities, or city life. 3. They should expect to have a great time planning their trip with the help of this book.

So what are you waiting for? Don't miss out on this opportunity to unlock the true essence of Michigan. Order your copy of the Michigan Travel Guide 2023-2024 today! Click buy now!!.

  • Print length 79 pages
  • Language English
  • Sticky notes On Kindle Scribe
  • Publication date July 15, 2023
  • File size 1758 KB
  • Page Flip Enabled
  • Word Wise Enabled
  • Enhanced typesetting Enabled
  • See all details

Popular titles by this author

Maafushi Travel Guide 2023 - 2024: The Ultimate Companion to Navigating Nearby Islands and Atolls

Product details

  • ASIN ‏ : ‎ B0CBZ79V9T
  • Publication date ‏ : ‎ July 15, 2023
  • Language ‏ : ‎ English
  • File size ‏ : ‎ 1758 KB
  • Text-to-Speech ‏ : ‎ Enabled
  • Screen Reader ‏ : ‎ Supported
  • Enhanced typesetting ‏ : ‎ Enabled
  • X-Ray ‏ : ‎ Not Enabled
  • Word Wise ‏ : ‎ Enabled
  • Sticky notes ‏ : ‎ On Kindle Scribe
  • Print length ‏ : ‎ 79 pages
  • #65 in Michigan Travel Guides (Kindle Store)
  • #91 in General Michigan Travel Guides
  • #643 in Midwest US Travel Guides (Kindle Store)

About the author

Mary Brown is an intelligent and adventurous woman who grew up in the United States. She has always had a thirst for knowledge, which led her to pursue a solid education. Mary worked hard in school and eventually earned a Bachelor's degree in Business Administration from a renowned university. She's got a knack for learning and believes in the power of education to unlock new opportunities and broaden one's horizons.

But Mary isn't just about hitting the books all the time. She's got a serious case of wanderlust! Exploring new places and experiencing different cultures truly excites her. Mary has traveled to numerous countries around the world, from vibrant cities to remote villages. She believes that traveling allows her to learn more about the world, gain fresh perspectives, and create incredible memories.

When Mary isn't busy with her educational pursuits or globetrotting adventures, she has a variety of hobbies that she enjoys. One of her favorite pastimes is hiking. There's nothing quite like being out in nature, surrounded by stunning landscapes and breathing in the fresh air. It's her way of reconnecting with herself and finding peace in the midst of a busy world.

Another hobby that Mary loves is photography. She carries her camera wherever she goes, capturing the beauty of the places she visits and the people she meets along the way. Through her photographs, she tells stories and shares the wonders of the world with others.

In her leisure time, Mary also enjoys reading books. Whether it's diving into an exciting adventure novel or exploring thought-provoking non-fiction, she finds solace in the pages of a good book. It's a way for her to unwind, relax, and expand her knowledge.

Mary is a remarkable individual with a thirst for knowledge, a love for travel, and a range of engaging hobbies. Her dedication to education and her adventurous spirit make her an inspiring person to be around. She's always seeking new opportunities to learn and grow, both intellectually and through her experiences in different parts of the world.

Customer reviews

Customer Reviews, including Product Star Ratings help customers to learn more about the product and decide whether it is the right product for them.

To calculate the overall star rating and percentage breakdown by star, we don’t use a simple average. Instead, our system considers things like how recent a review is and if the reviewer bought the item on Amazon. It also analyzed reviews to verify trustworthiness.

No customer reviews

Report an issue.

  • Amazon Newsletter
  • About Amazon
  • Accessibility
  • Sustainability
  • Press Center
  • Investor Relations
  • Amazon Devices
  • Amazon Science
  • Sell on Amazon
  • Sell apps on Amazon
  • Supply to Amazon
  • Protect & Build Your Brand
  • Become an Affiliate
  • Become a Delivery Driver
  • Start a Package Delivery Business
  • Advertise Your Products
  • Self-Publish with Us
  • Become an Amazon Hub Partner
  • › See More Ways to Make Money
  • Amazon Visa
  • Amazon Store Card
  • Amazon Secured Card
  • Amazon Business Card
  • Shop with Points
  • Credit Card Marketplace
  • Reload Your Balance
  • Amazon Currency Converter
  • Your Account
  • Your Orders
  • Shipping Rates & Policies
  • Amazon Prime
  • Returns & Replacements
  • Manage Your Content and Devices
  • Recalls and Product Safety Alerts
  • Conditions of Use
  • Privacy Notice
  • Consumer Health Data Privacy Disclosure
  • Your Ads Privacy Choices
  • Agri-tourism & Farmers Markets
  • Arts & Culture
  • Attractions
  • Entertainment & Nightlife
  • Experiences & Tours
  • Festivals & Fairs
  • Garden Centers & Nurseries
  • Historic Sites
  • Hunting & Fishing
  • Kids Activities
  • Outdoor Recreation
  • Paddle Sports
  • Snow Sports
  • Spas & Wellness
  • Water Parks
  • Wedding / Event Venues
  • Zoos & Nature Centers
  • Bed & Breakfasts
  • Campgrounds & RV Parks
  • Cottages & Cabins
  • Hotels & Motels
  • Vacation Rentals
  • Confections
  • Culinary Tours
  • Dinner Cruises & Shows
  • Distilleries
  • Restaurants
  • Transportation
  • Meet the Board
  • WMTA’s History
  • Annual Publications
  • Request Free Travel Info
  • WMTA’s Sustaining Sponsors
  • Newsletter Signup
  • Request Travel Info
  • Lighthouse Map + Circle Tour
  • FREE West Michigan Guide

michigan travel guide 2023

Celebrating Fathers Around West Michigan

Father’s Day is Sunday, June 16th! Celebrate the father figures in your life with good food, special events, outdoor adventures, fishing trips, golf outings, and more throughout West Michigan. 

michigan travel guide 2023

Summer Festivals & Outdoor Music to Add to Your Calendar

During the summer, West Michigan comes alive with festivals and events celebrating everything from art and music to food and nature. Here are some great summer festivities in West Michigan to check out. 

michigan travel guide 2023

Farmers Markets and U-Pick Orchards

West Michigan boasts vibrant farmers markets and u-pick orchards, offering fresh produce and a fun, hands-on experience. Visitors can explore a variety of fruits, vegetables, and local specialties.

michigan travel guide 2023

A Storm is Brewing at the Muskegon Museum of Art

From triumph to tragedy, “Weathering the Storm” showcases the masterworks of John Steuart Curry. In an exhibition highlighting the iconic artwork that visually defined the Midwest in the late 1920s, “Weathering the Storm” tells the captivating and tragic story behind the work and life of John Steuart Curry. Curry’s paintings, which depict picturesque rural landscapes, communal gatherings, and most famously, the devastating natural disasters that impacted the Midwest, influenced the national perception of life in the region through popular culture and media in the late 1920s.

michigan travel guide 2023

Behind the Mitten

Tune in to find out what's new this week Behind the Mitten  with Amy Sherman and John Gonzalez! Read More...

michigan travel guide 2023

Request a Travel Guide

Plan your next West MI adventure with the  2024  Carefree Travel Guide ! Request a free guide by mail, or view the digital version online . Read More...

Enter to Win!

Enter to win E-Bike the Vines Tour for 2 from Grand Traverse Bike Tours!

What's Happening

“things to do, places to go”- cosy radio 5/24/2024.

MI Maritime Museum Blessing of the Fleet FIsh Fry: May 24,, 5:00 – 7:30 p.m Here’s something really special for your Friday night. The Michigan Maritime Museum kicks off the … Read More ►

Farmers Alley Theatre’s Production of THE 25TH ANNUAL PUTNAM COUNTY SPELLING BEE

Responding to audience demand, Farmers Alley Theatre moves its summer 2024 productions to the 280 seat Festival Playhouse on the campus of Kalamazoo College, starting with the hilarious and absurd … Read More ►

Memorial Day Observance to Honor Fallen Fort Mackinac Soldiers at Post Cemetery

Mackinac State Historic Parks will hold a brief and informal Memorial Day Observance on Monday, May 27 at 8:30 a.m. beginning behind Fort Mackinac at the Avenue of Flags.  “We … Read More ►

West Michigan Travel Tips Newsletter Sign Up

Get West Michigan Travel News, Events and Specials delivered to your inbox. Sign up for our WMTA Travel Newsletter.

  • Email Newsletter Signup: *

michigan travel guide 2023

Your browser is not supported for this experience. We recommend using Chrome, Firefox, Edge, or Safari.

Traffic updates during the Business I96 Eastbound and I96 Westbound construction.

  • Request Visitors Guide
  • Privacy Policy

Discover Holland, Michigan


Area beaches, tulip time festival, outdoor adventure, dutch experiences, about holland, michigan.

Single Line Wave Break

Nestled into the wildly beautiful Lake Michigan shoreline, our multifaceted town is known for many things - springtime tulips, summer festivals, fall orchards, winter’s holidays. But most of all, Holland is known for the friendliness of our people. We invite you to make our home your next vacation destination. We invite you to Discover Holland.

2024 Holland Area Visitors Guide

Get your free beautiful full color guide with detailed information on places to stay, things to-do, restaurants, our beautiful beaches, walking tours, and of course, our Dutch attractions.

Upcoming Events

Park Theatre Open Mic

Park Theatre Open Mic

  • Park Theatre
  • May 28, 2024 - December 24, 2024

Holland Farmers Market

  • Holland Civic Center Place
  • May 29, 2024 - October 26, 2024

Wednesday Night Sailboat Races

  • May 29, 2024 - September 18, 2024

Luke Winslow-King Band

  • May 30, 2024

Market Kids Activities

  • June 12, 2024 - August 14, 2024

Seasonal Highlights

Beach campground or lake macatawa campground here’s what to know....

In the mitten state, we often can’t wait to remove our mittens. Even the mildest of winters…

Top 10 Places for Families

Finding the perfect place for family fun isn’t hard to do in Holland, Michigan. Whether you…

Our Favorite Beaches: the Inside Scoop

Beach time in Holland means plenty of sand and sunshine! Many people head right to Holland State…

Come one, come all to these diverse Michigan summer festivals

Juneteenth Freedom Festival The third annual Juneteenth Freedom Festival has activities scheduled…

Fall into Fun in Holland, Michigan

FALL COLOR TOURS Mt. Pisgah Dune Climb Experience the fall colors as you climb MOUNT PISGAH, a…

10 Things to Know About Visiting Holland, Michigan in the Fall

Holland might make you think of glorious sunsets on Lake Michigan, a delightful downtown with…

Things that Make Holland, MI a Winter Destination

Holland, Michigan is quite the summer destination, we’ll give you that. With our beautiful…

Make Holland Your Home Base For Winter Outdoor Adventure

Don’t let the winter weather slow you down! Holland, Michigan offers plenty of outdoor…


See Holland, Michigan through the lens of locals and visitors alike! While you’re here share your photos of Holland with us.

michigan travel guide 2023

Home / Plan Your Trip to Mackinac Island / Request a Guide


Order your visitor's guide.

Mackinac Island was named the Best Summer Travel Destination  in 2023 by USA TODAY! Request your copy of our Inside Mackinac Visitor’s Guide and start planning your visit to the island. Guides are mailed out weekly. 

michigan travel guide 2023


For information on places to stay, things to do and more, view or download our interactive  Mackinac Island Visitors Guide . If you would prefer a printed version, please fill out the information below and we’ll mail you a copy of the Mackinac Island Visitor Guide. Guides are mailed out on the 15th of each month.

2021 Inside Mackinac Cover

If you would like us to mail you a Mackinac Island Guide, please fill out this online form. Alternatively, you can download the digital Mackinac Island Visitors Guide .

" * " indicates required fields

michigan travel guide 2023


With over 1,600 unique lodging rooms, our Island is full of one of kind, family owned and award winning properties. The Island’s highly trained and courteous professionals want to make sure your stay is as comfortable and accommodating as possible.

michigan travel guide 2023


See all that the Island offers by viewing or downloading the Visitor’s Guide yourself! VIEW


The jewel of the Great Lakes. Enjoy beautiful vistas, shopping, and carriage rides during the day, and watch the city transform at night with its happening music and bar scene. Mackinac Island has something for everyone.

Mackinac Island Tourism Bureau 7274 Main Street Mackinac Island, MI 49757 (906) 847-3783 www.mackinacisland.org

Member Resources Job Portal


Sign up for our eNewsletter that details seasonal specials and all the latest updates from your favorite Island.

  • Address * ZIP / Postal Code


Call (906) 847-3783, connect with us.

michigan travel guide 2023

  • About Us About Us collapsed link
  • Law & Policies Law & Policies collapsed link
  • Services Services collapsed link
  • Procurement Procurement collapsed link
  • Facilities Facilities collapsed link

DTMB Careers

  • Inclusion and Diversity
  • Work Life Balance

DTMB Executives

  • Administrative Guide
  • Boards and Commissions
  • Reports to the Legislature
  • State Administrative Board
  • IT Policies, Standards & Procedures
  • Strategy & Governance

The Administrative Guide to State Government presents what an informed person should know about the major processes of state government .

DTMB has multiple Boards and Commissions for which they have administrative oversight.

DTMB Reports to the Michigan legislature organized by fiscal year

The State Administrative Board has general supervisory control over the administrative activities of all state departments and agencies.

  • Committees and Committee Documents

Information technology (IT) Policies document the DTMB's authority to establish Standards and Procedures in the specified areas.

At the heart of the DTMB organization are the fundamental governance elements that define the department's authorities, processes, and procedures

  • The Management and Budget Act
  • Electronic Recording Commission
  • DTMB Strategic Plan
  • CMIC Grant Program
  • Archives of Michigan
  • Cybersecurity
  • Maps | Geographic Information Systems (GIS)
  • ID Mail and Delivery Services
  • Mailing Services
  • Printing Services
  • Real Estate Services
  • Records Management Services
  • Risk Management
  • Shop Surplus!

The Archives of Michigan is responsible for preserving the records of Michigan government and other public institutions. The collections also include documents, maps, photographs and film from private individuals and organizations.

Cybersecurity information for the state of Michigan and resources for the public. Featuring educational and support information for local government, schools and more.

  • Michigan Cyber Civilian Corps (MiC3)
  • Michigan Cyber Partners
  • Michigan Secure
  • Cybersecurity Resource Hub

The State of Michigan Geographic Information Systems (GIS) and Mapping Site provides access to GIS data, and information across the GIS community in Michigan. 

DTMB Delivery Services provides comprehensive transport services tailored to the needs of each customer as well as ID Mail and moving services.

DTMB Mail and Delivery Services offers a full range of automated and manual mail handling and delivery services. 

Innovative solutions to your state printing needs.

The DTMB Real Estate Division provides real estate and occupancy services for State of Michigan agency needs.

Information and services for local government agencies about managing records and data in the most effective, cost efficient, and legally compliant manner.

  • Retention and Disposal Schedules
  • Services for Local Governments
  • Records Management Guidance
  • Records Management Training

The State of Michigan’s Enterprise Risk Management (ERM) section is responsible for insuring and protecting the people, property, and activities of state government.

  • Report a Vehicle Accident Involving State Employees
  • Request Insurance
  • Other Risk Management Services

Details on state surplus property, auctions, and eligibility for federal surplus programs.

  • Project, Program, Portfolio Management Methodology
  • Systems Engineering Methodology
  • Investment Management Methodology
  • SUITE Templates
  • EPMO Quarterly Report
  • Information Technology (IT) Investment Fund Portfolio Report

Information for state employees and vendors, including hotel listings, travel rates, forms, and regulations.

  • Design & Construction Division
  • Contract Connect

Design & Construction Information

The Contract Connect website provides info to vendors interested in doing business with the State of Michigan. Contract Connect is managed by State of Michigan Procurement.

  • Let's Do Business
  • How to Register as a Vendor
  • Bid Proposals
  • Commodity Codes
  • Community Rehabilitation Organization Committee
  • Contract List
  • Presentations & Videos
  • Programs & Policies
  • Vendor Innovation Portal
  • Vendor Opportunity Dashboard
  • Contact State of Michigan Procurement
  • Building and Parking Services
  • Design and Construction Division
  • Law & Policies
  • Procurement

Search is currently unavailable. Please try again later.

Popular on michigan.gov

  • Agriculture and Rural Development
  • Civil Rights
  • Environment
  • Health and Human Services
  • Natural Resources
  • Secretary of State

How Do I...

  • Register to Vote
  • Renew My License Plate
  • View assistance programs

The web Browser you are currently using is unsupported, and some features of this site may not work as intended. Please update to a modern browser such as Chrome, Firefox or Edge to experience all features Michigan.gov has to offer. 

  • Google Chrome
  • Microsoft Edge
  • Travel Arrangements

Learn about the policies and standards of travel and vehicle use for State employees. More information is available within the Inside Michigan portal.

  • pdf pdf Hotel Listing
  • doc doc State of Michigan Hotel Listing Application (for use by hotels)
  • Submit a Review of your Hotel Stay

Travel Security

Michigan Alerts Residents to be Aware of Legionellosis

State Department International Travel Alerts and Warnings

Department Travel Contacts If you can't find the answer to your question, ask your department travel contact.

Transportation Security Administration (TSA) Comprehensive travel guide for the flying public from the TSA with the latest on acceptable identification, permitted and prohibited items, and more.

Regulations and Policies

  • Standardized Travel Regulations Revised and Adopted for travel on or after January 1 - 2023
  • POLICY 0420 Travel
  • Policy 0420.01 Standardized Travel Regulations
  • SOM Travel Policy Summary and Responsibilities
  • Complaint on a State Operated Vehicle
  • Quick Vehicle Information
  • State Vehicle Registrations

Travel Rates and Select Cities

  • Travel Rates FY2024 and High Cost Cities effective 1-1-2024
  • Travel Rates FY2024 and High Cost Cities Effective 10-1-2023
  • Travel Rates FY2023 and High Cost Cities, effective 1-1-2023
  • Travel Rates FY2023 and High Cost Cities effective 10-1-2022
  • Travel Rates FY2022 and High Cost Cities, effective 7-1-2022
  • Travel Rates FY2022 and High Cost Cities, Effective 1-1-2022

NBC Chicago

Mackinac Island in Michigan named No. 1 ‘Best Summer Travel Destination' by USA Today

It's the second year in a row the "car-free" island has won the award, by francie swidler • published may 23, 2024 • updated on may 23, 2024 at 1:37 pm.

The No. 1 best summer travel destination is in the Midwest, according to a new list.

Mackinac Island , in Lake Huron, between Michigan's Upper and Lower Peninsula has been voted the "No. 1 Best Summer Travel Destination" in USA Today's "10Best" Readers' Choice awards for 2024.

Watch NBC Chicago local news and weather for free whenever and wherever

According to editors, the list was curated by an "expert panel" that selected their "must-see places for a summer vacation."

After that, readers voted on their favorites to determine the top 10 winners.

"Between Michigan’s Upper and Lower Peninsulas, you’ll find Mackinac Island, where you’ll ride on horse-drawn carriages along car-free roads, observe fudge being made (and then sample it), and tour the historic Fort Mackinac," the Island's No. 1 entry reads. "This Lake Huron-based continental island is also home to Mackinac Island State Park, where you can hike, bike, kayak, and take photos of the local natural beauty, including the stunning limestone Arch Rock."

According to a spokesperson, it's the second year in a row the destination has earned the top spot.

“Earning this top honor for the second year in a row demonstrates just how special of a place Mackinac Island is to many people,” Mackinac Island Mayor Margaret Doud said in a statement. “I want to thank our island community for their unwavering commitment in creating unforgettable experiences for our guests and extend my gratitude to the all the individuals near and far who voted for Mackinac Island.”  

michigan travel guide 2023

Sueños Festival abruptly canceled due to severe weather, leading to evacuation of Grant Park

michigan travel guide 2023

CHICAGO'S FORECAST: More Storms Develop on Memorial Day

The Island has also won previous USA TODAY 10Best awards, including landing the No. 3 spot on the list's Best Fall Travel Destinations for 2023.

One other midwestern destination also made the summer list for 2024: Door County, in Wisconsin , came in at No. 7.

Feeling out of the loop? We'll catch you up on the Chicago news you need to know. Sign up for the weekly Chicago Catch-Up newsletter here.

"It's hard to beat Wisconsin’s Door County, home to 300 miles of shoreline along Lake Michigan and every water sport you can imagine," the entry for Door County reads. "Paddleboarding, kayaking, fishing, water skiing, and even scuba diving around shipwrecks are all among the aquatic activities available throughout this Midwestern destination."

The full list of 10 locations can be found here .

This article tagged under:

michigan travel guide 2023


  1. Michigan Travel Guide 2023: A Pocket Guide To Explore The Vibrant City

    michigan travel guide 2023

  2. West Michigan Tourist Association releases annual travel guide

    michigan travel guide 2023

  3. The Ultimate Travel Guide to Michigan: best things to do and see

    michigan travel guide 2023

  4. Upper Peninsula Michigan (Outdoor Paradise)

    michigan travel guide 2023

  5. Visit Michigan: 2023 Travel Guide for Michigan, United States of

    michigan travel guide 2023

  6. Michigan

    michigan travel guide 2023


  1. DETROIT MICHIGAN , Driving in Downtown Detroit , Detroit Tour 2023

  2. Fun Things to do in Detroit Michigan #detroit #michigan #thingstodo #travelguide

  3. Is Hell, Michigan Actually Heaven on Earth? (Bizarre and Amazing Town)

  4. A Great Day in Onekema, Michigan

  5. Next Destination: Detroit, Michigan Travel Guide

  6. Ultimate Traverse City Michigan Travel Guide: Explore Top Attractions & Hidden Gems!


  1. Pure Michigan Travel Guide

    The 2024 Pure Michigan Spring/Summer Travel Guide highlights stunning sights to see, exciting places to go and fun activities to experience for visitors and residents alike all season long. The free travel guide is available in print and in a digital and universally accessible format, allowing you to access the guide from your desktop and ...

  2. 2023 Michigan Travel Guide + Interactive Map of Over 43 Destinations

    This Michigan Travel Guide also includes several articles stuffed with maps, things to do, places to see and where to eat! Best Hiking in the Upper Peninsula. Tahquamenon Falls. Wagner Falls. Upper Peninsula Road Trip. Upper Peninsula Waterfalls. Tannery and Memorial Waterfalls. Kitch-iti-kipi.

  3. 21 Best Michigan Vacation Spots to Visit

    May 18, 2023 June 30, 2023. Mackinac Island. Top Vacation Spots in Michigan: A Michigan Travel Guide . You'll find amazing Michigan vacation spots just about anywhere you look in the state. Whether you want a cozy, romantic getaway in the lower peninsula or a wild outdoor adventure in the U.P., ...

  4. 10 Best Places to Visit in Michigan

    Best Places to Visit in Michigan. Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore. Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore. Mackinac Island. Tahquamenon Falls State Park. Traverse City. Isle Royale National Park ...

  5. Explore Michigan

    Your Michigan adventure awaits. New bridges, pristine beachs, trails and so much more. Michigan is calling and our free guide is filled with the places to see and explore in the year ahead. New bridges, pristine beaches and so much more.

  6. Michigan Travel Guide

    Get information on Michigan Travel Guide - Expert Picks for your Vacation hotels, restaurants, entertainment, shopping, sightseeing, and activities. ... 2023 | Last reply Mar 5, 2023 View Post 4 ...

  7. MICHIGAN TRAVEL GUIDE 2023: A Complete First Timers guide to

    Discover the Ultimate Michigan Travel Guide 2023 - Your Gateway to Pure Michigan Adventure! Embark on an unforgettable journey through the Great Lakes State with the most comprehensive Michigan travel guide of 2023. Packed with insider tips, hidden gems, and must-see attractions, ...

  8. MICHIGAN TRAVEL GUIDE 2023: Michigan Unveiled: A Journey Through Nature

    MICHIGAN TRAVEL GUIDE 2023: Michigan Unveiled: A Journey Through Nature, History, And Adventure With Details In Sightseeing, Hidden Gems, Exploring ... Bucket List (Exquisite Travel Guide Series) [Richard, Roland] on Amazon.com. *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. MICHIGAN TRAVEL GUIDE 2023: Michigan Unveiled: A Journey Through Nature, History, And Adventure With Details In Sightseeing ...

  9. Home

    Get ready for your next adventure with the 2023 Pure Michigan Spring/Summer Travel Guide. Keep it fresh with the best of exciting activities, breathtaking sights and unforgettable experiences all season long. Travel guide BE EVENTFUL. Keep your calendar fresh with vibrant events, from world-class festivals to intimate gatherings. ...

  10. Home

    2023/2024 MACVB Meetings Guide. The MACVB Meetings Guide is a comprehensive resource for planning meetings and events in Michigan. From timely editorial about the meetings and events business to listings and key contact information, if you plan meetings and events, you'll want to review this guide! ... Pure Michigan Travel Guide. Larisa ...

  11. Michigan Travel Guide 2023-2024: The Ultimate Companion Navigating

    5. Cities and Regions: Explore the different cities and regions of Michigan, each with its own unique charm. 6. Michigan Cuisine: Sample the best of what the state has to offer, from fresh seafood to mouth-watering desserts. The Michigan Travel Guide 2023-2024 is the perfect resource for anyone planning a trip to Michigan.

  12. Upper Peninsula Travel Guide: Everything You Need to Know

    October 20, 2023 November 10, 2023. 2 Comments ... Your Upper Peninsula Michigan Travel Guide. The Upper Peninsula of Michigan is wild, wonderful and untamed natural beauty, and we've prepared a travel guide highlighting the very best of this stunning land.

  13. West Michigan Tourist Association: Michigan Travel, Hotels, Vacation

    From picturesque beaches to historic landmarks, Michigan has something for everyone. Celebrating Fathers Around West Michigan. Father's Day is Sunday, June 16th! Celebrate the father figures in your life with good food, special events, outdoor adventures, fishing trips, golf outings, and more throughout West Michigan.

  14. 20 Best Things to Do in Michigan in Summer: Travel Guide

    20 Best Things to Do in Michigan in Summer: Travel Guide. By Jill Halpin. February 2, 2023 January 8, 2024. Arch Rock on Mackinac Island . Discover 30 Best Things to Do in Michigan in Summer 2023. There is magic to be found in a Michigan summer. The list of things to do in Michigan in summer is endless, so I've created a summer vacation ...

  15. Holland, Michigan Visitors Bureau

    Visit Holland on the shores of Lake Michigan to experience beaches, outdoor adventures, a downtown filled with dining and shopping, and annual events like the popular Tulip Time Festival. Gather travel and tourism info from the Holland Area Visitors Bureau, and start planning your trip today!

  16. Request a Guide

    Pinterest-p Youtube Twitter Instagram Facebook-square Linkedin REQUEST A GUIDE Order your Visitor's Guide! Mackinac Island was named the Best Summer Travel Destination in 2023 by USA TODAY! Request your copy of our Inside Mackinac Visitor's Guide and start planning your visit to the island. Guides are mailed out weekly. View our online guide here! MACKINAC ISLAND […]

  17. DTMB

    Travel Rates FY2024 and High Cost Cities Effective 10-1-2023. Travel Rates FY2023 and High Cost Cities, effective 1-1-2023. Travel Rates FY2023 and High Cost Cities effective 10-1-2022. Travel Rates FY2022 and High Cost Cities, effective 7-1-2022. Travel Rates FY2022 and High Cost Cities, Effective 1-1-2022. Information for state employees and ...

  18. Mackinac Island, Michigan named 'Best Summer Travel Destination' by USA

    Mackinac Island, in Lake Huron, between Michigan's Upper and Lower Peninsula has been voted the "No. 1 Best Summer Travel Destination" in USA Today's "10Best" Readers' Choice awards for 2024.