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Taking a Trip to Michigan

You don't have to travel abroad to take a fun vacation. 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

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

Hotel only $169

1 Amway Grand Plaza Hotel Preferred Hotels and Resorts

5 stars
4.3 / 5 72 reviews

187 Monroe Avenue North West Map

Amway Grand Plaza offers elegant old world charm set amid the sophistication of today. It is luxuriously appointed with 682 guest rooms/8 resturants and lounges. The Amway Grand Plaza is located in the heart of downtown Grand Rapids. It has been recently recognized as a... More

Hotel only $93

2 Park Place Hotel Traverse City

3 stars
3.7 / 5 57 reviews

300 East State Street Map

Whether you are traveling for business or pleasure the Park Place Hotel offers the best of it all. Rich in history and located in the heart of downtown Traverse City we are surrounded by the shopping- dining- arts- attractions and recreational opportunities that make this... More

Hotel only $54

3 Lamp Post Inn

2 stars
3.1 / 5 98 reviews

2424 E. Stadium Map

Affordable, family-owned hotel with simple rooms near University of MIThe family-owned Lamp Post Inn offers simple and affordable accommodations close to downtown Ann Arbor and walking distance from the University of Michigan. Located on E. Stadium Blvd., the Lamp Post... More

Hotel only $75

4 Hotel St. Regis

3 stars
3.1 / 5 70 reviews

3071 W. Grand Blvd. Map

*This is a Non-Refundable Rate

Landmark luxury hotel is in the heart of Detroit’s cultural center Centrally located in the heart of Detroit, this newly renovated luxury hotel is a downbeat away from the Motown Museum, where the birthplace of soul music is celebrated. Its 124 rooms -- decorated with... More

Hotel only $69

5 Clarion Hotel Detroit Metro Airport

3 stars
3.1 / 5 85 reviews

8600 Merriman Road Map

On the edge of the airport, not far from the center of Detroit’s action The Clarion Hotel Detroit Metro Airport is a quality, full-service hotel conveniently located just outside Detroit Metropolitan Airport. The Clarion is also within easy access to downtown Detroit's... More

Hotel only $174

6 Courtyard by Marriott Grand Rapids Downtown

3 stars
4.0 / 5 29 reviews

11 Monroe Avenue NW Map

Rate includes breakfast

Located in the middle of the energetic Grand Rapids scene, the Downtown Courtyard by Marriott delivers choices and convenience for business and leisure travelers alike. From the welcoming lobby and the functional, relaxing rooms to the friendly service and city views, its... More

Hotel only $38

7 Howard Johnson Of Traverse City

2 stars
3.5 / 5 63 reviews

417 Munson Avenue Map

Stay 2, Save 15%

Centrally located Traverse City hotel ideal for vacationing familiesThe Howard Johnson of Traverse City is a family-friendly hotel close to the beach and downtown Traverse City, Michigan. Hotel amenities include a heated outdoor pool, an expanded hot continental... More

Hotel only $119

8 Webers Inn

3 stars
3.9 / 5 53 reviews

3050 Jackson Road Map

$10 Food & Beverage Credit

Chic Ann Arbor boutique hotel boasts business and leisure amenitiesFounded in 1937, the family-owned Weber's Inn has offered boutique-hotel style and service in Ann Arbor for generations. Located on the west side of the city, the property sits adjacent to the Maple... More

Hotel only $198

9 Inn on Ferry Street

3 stars
4.5 / 5 102 reviews

84 East Ferry Street Map

The “inn” place to be, on midtown Detroit’s historic Ferry Street The Inn on Ferry Street, centrally located in the East Ferry Street historic district of midtown Detroit, sets the standard for elegant guest quarters and dedicated service. Four lovingly restored... More

Hotel only $44

10 Howard Johnson Romulus Detroit Metro Airport

2 stars
2.8 / 5 162 reviews

31119 Flynn Dr Map

Stay 2, Save 15%

Take the family to this Howard Johnson Romulus Detroit Metro Airport conveniently located off Interstate 94 near Detroit Metro Airport with a complimentary shuttle service. Visit the Henry Ford Museum to learn about inventions. Step back in time at Greenfield Village... More

Michigan highlights

  • Mackinac Island

    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.

    Ann Arbor

    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.