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Known for its stunning scenery, fantastic beaches and verdant national parks, Michigan is one of the most beautiful states in the US. As well as a wealth of natural attractions, Michigan boasts a rich industrial heritage and is home to some of the country’s most iconic cities.
With cheap flights to Michigan now easier to find than ever, there’s never been a better time to explore this unique part of the Midwest.
Michigan has four distinct seasons. In most of the state, winters are long and cold while summers are hot and fleeting. Spring and fall are both beautiful seasons in the state with mild temperatures and colorful landscapes helping Michigan look its very best.
In general, flights to Michigan are at their most expensive during the summer months. The state’s beaches attract visitors from all around, making this peak season in the region. If you’re planning to travel at this time of year, make sure you book early to secure a great deal.
Cheap flights to Michigan are often easier to find in the late fall and winter months. However, with icy temperatures common across the state, you’ll need to wrap up warm if you want to travel at this chilly time of year.
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Michigan’s busiest airport and one of the largest airline hubs in the country, Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County Airport offers direct flights to over 140 destinations. The most popular domestic routes from Detroit Metropolitan are to Atlanta, Orlando and Chicago while Amsterdam, Paris and Frankfurt are the airport’s top international destinations. Shuttle services, buses and taxis connect the airport with the surrounding area.
Gerald R. Ford International Airport is located around 13 miles from the city of Grand Rapids. An important air hub for west Michigan, the airport offers flights to around 24 destinations. Buses and taxis are available at the airport.
The third busiest airport in the state, Bishop International is located in the city of Flint. Direct flights are available to a small choice of domestic destinations including Fort Lauderdale, Orlando, Chicago and Atlanta.
A number of airlines offer direct services between Michigan and other destinations in the US. These include:
As the state owes much of its prosperity to the auto industry, it’s no surprise that the best way to get around Michigan is by car. Rent a vehicle when you touch down in the state and you’ll be able to get out and explore its beautiful countryside and its characterful towns and cities. If you don’t want to rent a car, you can reach many of Michigan’s most popular attractions by bus.
A number of train lines crisscross Michigan. Linking Chicago with Grand Rapids, Port Huron and Detroit, as well as a large number of other destinations, the railway is becoming an increasingly popular way of exploring the state.
Although the city has had its struggles in recent years, Detroit remains one of the most iconic destinations in the US. Artists and entrepreneurs are moving into previously abandoned downtown areas, bringing life back to the city. As a result, Detroit has a real energy about it once more and, although there’s still a long way to go, is now a fascinating place to explore.
Located in the straits between Lake Michigan and Lake Huron, Mackinac Island played an important part in the American fur trade. Today, the island is a popular attraction. Cars have been banned on Mackinac for over 100 years and 80 percent of the island is parkland, making it the perfect destination to escape the hustle and bustle of the modern world.
Visit the lively Traverse City to explore the nearby Sleeping Bear Dunes and Mission Peninsula wineries. If you’re visiting in the summer months, cool off with at dip at Clinch Park Beach while those traveling to the area in November can enjoy a refreshing brew at the city’s Beer Week.
Chicago is a convenient alternative entry point for passengers traveling to southern Michigan. The state operates on Eastern Time.
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