Taking a Trip to Michigan
You don't have to travel abroad to take a fun vacation. Orbitz.com can help you plan a trip to many different destinations across the United States, including Michigan. Travelers might be interested to learn that Michigan is the only state with two peninsulas, and its long coastline connects with four of the Great Lakes.
After a few hours in Michigan, it's easy to see why its name means "large water." Recreational boating is very popular in this region, and more than 64,000 ponds and lakes are scattered throughout the large state. Nature lovers will enjoy visiting the outdoor breweries and wine trails, while history buffs will have a wonderful time at one of the state's many museums.
Best time to take a vacation to Michigan
The climate varies throughout the year in Michigan. Temperatures are typically in the double digits, but occasionally they hit single or triple digits during the winter or summer. The best time to visit Michigan is from September to October, when you can experience the beautiful fall foliage. The temperatures usually fall between the low 30s to the low 70s during this time, so wear layers. Snow lovers should visit during the winter, as January boasts an impressive average of 22 snow days per month. February is close behind with 19 snow days. If you're ready to experience everything that Michigan has to offer, book your vacation today through Orbitz.com.
Insider tips for Michigan travel
Michigan Brewing Company
This popular bar is known for having a large variety of beers on tap, including several local specialties, as well as delicious fries and burgers.
Michigan Cross-Country Cycle Trail
Grab your bike and go for a ride on this long trail, which features thousands of miles of paths that wind through woods and dirt roads.
Porcupine Mountains Wilderness State Park
Enjoy all that nature has to offer by hiking through this beautiful park, which has more than 60,000 acres of water and forests. It also features handicap-accessible trails.
Moser's Michigan Street Café
Locals know that the best place to get authentic German or Austrian food is from the friendly folks at this tiny diner.
Olde World Canterbury Village
Shop for unique items at this old-fashioned village filled with specialty shops and family-friendly activities.
Michigan Vacation Packages
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Feast on some fresh fudge or visit a few art galleries on this island, which Conde Nast Traveler named one of the top 10 islands in the world.
The Henry Ford Museum
Learn how today's transportation got its start at this popular museum, which features tours, movies, and plenty of exhibits.
Gerald Ford Museum
Enjoy a holographic tour of the White House at the unique museum designed to give visitors a taste of the presidential life.
Binder Park Zoo
The whole family will enjoy feeding the giraffes and visiting the other animals at this affordable zoo, which offers stroller and wheelchair rentals.
White River Light Station Museum
Learn about the past at this vintage lighthouse, which was converted into a museum.
Avalanche Bay Indoor Water Park
Rain or shine, go for a dip at Michigan's largest indoor water park.
Odawa River Casino
Try your luck at more than 1,500 slot machines and poker tables, or grab a bite to eat at one of the restaurants inside of the casino.
Cranbrook Institute of Science
Learning is fun at this large museum, which includes a planetarium and the popular Science Garden.
Michigan International Speedway
Satisfy your adventurous side by visiting this popular speedway, which has hosted events for more than 40 years.
No visit to Michigan is complete without a trip to Ann Arbor, a small town known for hosting a variety of art and music festivals throughout the year.