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Like a feel-good TV show we just can’t stop bingeing, the Motor City’s comeback story never gets old. If you haven’t visited, you’re missing out—on entrepreneurial spirit, inventive dining, chic hotels and an urban isle oasis unlike any other.
University Of Michigan
Home of the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor (population 120,000) brims with trendy bars and restaurants, cultural offerings, and picturesque nature trails and waterways—all just 45 miles from Detroit. Here's our guide to a long weekend in Tree Town
Steinway Grand Piano
Motown Museum, home to the iconic Hitsville U.S.A. recording studio, is getting a major update.
Romantic Bed And Breakfast
Great Lakes Shipwrecks
Mounds State Park
Ha Ha Tonka
Ohio State Parks
Ludington State Park
Starved Rock State Park
Big Sable Point Lighthouse, Ludington, Michigan
Split Rock Lighthouse
White Shoal Lighthouse, Emmet County, Michigan
Holland Harbor Lighthouse, Holland, Michigan
American History X
African American Museum
Rosa Parks Bus
Henry Ford Museum
Rosa Parks Bus, 16. The Henry Ford Museum, Dearborn, MI
African American History
Green Book from Jim Crow Museum in Big Rapids, MI
Negro League Baseball
Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History
The Funk Brothers
Motown Museum, Detroit
Traverse City Michigan
Michigan Road Trip
Michigan Travel Winter
Amish Country Ohio
Pink and white apple blossom petals bloom as 250,000 paradegoers watch a dazzling parade at spring's annual Blossomtime Festival.
Midwest Weekend Getaways
Macinac Island Michigan
The Mackinac Island Lilac Festival promises a second chance at spring.
As May evenings fall on Holland in southwest Michigan, nearly 4.5 million tulips bloom around town during the annual Tulip Time festival (early May).
Play And Stay
Public Golf Courses
Golf Country Clubs
Caddies aren't required, but they're available to all golfers at Arcadia Bluffs' two 18-hole courses, the links-style Bluffs and treeless South Course — and they sure make navigating the tricky sod-walled bunkers and tall native grasses easier.
The Huron House B&B, a 14-room couples-only enclave, offers luxury resort-style amenities such as huge four-posters with lush linens, fireplaces, Jacuzzis, wide-screen HD TVs, DVD and CD players, private decks and gorgeous views of Lake Huron.
Relax in The Victoria Resort Bed and Breakfast's luxurious rooms or guest cottages a short walk from the beach and South Haven's many restaurants, shops and other attractions.
Head to the mountains for some romance.
French Lick Resort
West Baden Springs
Vintage and modern touches blend to create a stellar experience at the former Detroit Fire Department Headquarters.
This sprawling, romantically idyllic resort on car-free Mackinac Island completed a $10 million renovation in 2019, refreshing rooms and added a coffee shop and enhanced wellness perks.
This recently renovated family-fun hotel kept its fun mid-century vibe but added sleek new furniture, lakeside yoga classes, and free bikes and kayaks.
Suttons Bay Michigan
Places To Travel
Places To Go
Yes, it's a splurge, but The Inn at Black Star Farms, 12 miles north of Traverse City, coddles you in so many ways.
Turkey Run State Park
The Marquette Harbor Lighthouse stands as a beacon to guide ships. In winter, it's a splash of color amidst a sea of white.
Animated Christmas Tree
Garden Of Lights
Country Club Plaza
Silver Dollar City
Yuletide activity awaits at Holiday Nights at Greenfield Village. On Main Street, merrymakers can enjoy warm beverages, caroling and holiday goodies while marveling at its decor.