If you didn’t know already, Michigan is full of amazing destinations. Because of the amount of excellent destinations, its tough to decide on 5. Now that you know, we will dive into 5 of my favorite places that you should consider when visiting Michigan.
Best Places to Visit in Michigan: Top 5 in 2020
- Grand Rapids
- Ann Arbor
- Traverse City
In no particular order these are my 5 best places to visit in Michigan.
Located in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula sits Marquette. Marquette is one of my favorites in Michigan for its natural beauty, small town community, and excellent outdoor activities. If you have to pick one place to visit in Michigan (without snow) make it Marquette. If you need some ideas of what to do while visiting Marquette, here are a few guides below.
Detroit had to make the list, its the capital right? Besides its honorary capital status, Detroit has shown significant signs of growth in recent years making it a much more desirable place to visit. With its recent surge in the Technology, those looking for a new city to start a career in the Tech field might want to consider the Michigan capital.
Grand Rapids is the United States Beer drinking capital. If that doesn’t excite you then don’t worry there’s plenty more in store for you. Grand Valley State, a thriving food scene and a river that runs right through the heart of town, make Grand Rapids one of the best destinations to visit in Michigan.
Ann Arbor is home to the University of Michigan. Have you ever experienced a Michigan football game at the big house? That alone is one of the reasons Ann Arbor is a top destination for someone visiting Michigan. Aside from Football, Ann Arbor is a beautiful city with stunning natural beauty such as a river that cuts through the city.
Traverse City is positioned in the North East corner of Michigan. TC as many call it, has a host of offerings that appeal to visitors that ranges from foods to bars and lovely waterfront attractions. Another major visiting factor is it’s proximity to one of Michigan’s most popular attractions, Sleeping Bear Sand Dunes! Mark your calendar for Cherry Fest and don’t skip out on Traverse City Pie Company!
Best Places in Michigan and more
Like I stated in the introduction, Michigan has a plethora of incredible destinations. These 5 are my favorite for different reasons but are all worth a visit! I know many people will agree with me on some and many will wish I never mentioned any. Whether you do or don’t, I hope this will help some of those who have never been to any and need a starting point for the state!
Seasonality will drastically affect these destinations as well! If you can’t handle winters, then the Upper Peninsula city of Marquette will be an absolute no go. For these reasons, its important to remember what season you are visiting and what you are visiting for.
Have you been to Michigan before? Have you made it to any of these places? If so, do you feel like they are worthy of their ranking? Drop a comment and let me know. I would love to hear what your top 5 cities are. If you need a tailored itinerary for the state, Comment or contact me directly, and I will get you going in the right direction.
As always, thank you for reading and hope to see you in Michigan or somewhere else in this world. Until then, keep exploring and living!