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10 tips for enjoying a visit to Mexicantown

When travelers cross the Ambassador Bridge into the United States, they land immediately in Mexicantown. I don’t know about you, but I find that a bit amusing. Can’t help but wonder if it has ever confused anyone to be greeted by Mexican flags when entering the U.S. Unfortunately, these days, there are less people crossing that border.

10 tips for enjoying a visit to Mexicantown2021-09-06T14:34:18-04:00

Don’t miss Marquette’s unique junkyard art park

There’s often a debate over whether or not one person can really make a difference. That question has been solved with a resounding yes when it comes to a roadside attraction near Marquette. With just a simple idea, and a fair amount of land, Tom Lakenen has been able to create lifelong memories for passing travelers, as

Don’t miss Marquette’s unique junkyard art park2021-08-03T10:03:37-04:00

12 things to do in Michigan in August 2021

Vehicles, music, foods, even the wild and wacky, take center stage this month around the state. Get your summer fun on at some of these intriguing events. Here are our 12 things to do in Michigan in August 2021. July 30-August 8 Coast Guard Festival – Grand Haven Of all the summer festivals, this is one of

12 things to do in Michigan in August 20212021-08-24T21:31:46-04:00

12 ice cream shops worthy of a road trip

Summer wouldn’t be the same without indulging in some sweet, cold, creamy, decadent treats, but how far would you go to satisfy a craving for creamy, dreamy, greatness? Whether you prefer a cup or a cone, vanilla or chocolate, toppings or plain, these little shops are waiting to delight you, and they are worthy of a road

12 ice cream shops worthy of a road trip2021-07-08T12:46:52-04:00

12 things to do in Michigan in July 2021

Our state has reopened and many of our favorite events are back. Summer hits full swing this month with fireworks, parades, and plenty of beach time. Here are our 12 things to do in Michigan in July 2021. July 9-11 Blake’s Lavender Festival – Armada It’s lavender season and it smells so good! Take a tranquility break

12 things to do in Michigan in July 20212021-08-24T21:42:12-04:00

10 adventures to do with dad

If there’s one thing we’ve all learned from this pandemic (and let’s hope there’s at least one lesson), it’s that time spent together is an invaluable gift. That’s why this year we’re suggesting some unique ways to create memories with the dads and other influential men in your life in celebration of Father’s Day. We recognize that

10 adventures to do with dad2021-06-11T11:51:58-04:00

12 things to do in Michigan in June 2021

It’s warm, sunny, and we appear to be seeing a light at the end of the pandemic tunnel. Restrictions are easing. So, for the first time in over a year, our suggestions of things to do includes all live events. Get out and enjoy life this month! Here are our 12 things to do in Michigan in

12 things to do in Michigan in June 20212021-08-24T21:06:39-04:00

Traverse City becomes the nation’s cherry capital

Most Michigan tourist towns have a frontier history, and Traverse City is no different. The Cherry Capital of the World is young compared to other Michigan cities, like Mackinaw, Detroit and Grand Rapids, but it still holds a rich history. I recently brought my eighth grade students to the city for a field trip and was reminded

Traverse City becomes the nation’s cherry capital2021-06-03T16:35:13-04:00

Michigan’s 8 notable wine trails

May is Michigan Wine Month and a great time to explore the budding greenery of the countryside. Why not pair your weekend retreat with some fine wine? Michigan’s flourishing grape industry is not only producing more award-winning wines than ever before, it has sprouted a booming addition to our tourism industry. While wineries and tasting rooms can

Michigan’s 8 notable wine trails2021-05-07T12:25:15-04:00

Michigan’s most family-friendly public gardens

After a long winter often filled with gray skies, brown grass, and bare trees, there is something truly spectacular about strolling through a Michigan garden in the spring. While these annual color tours may delight most adults, kids sometimes lose interest part of the way through. That’s why we’ve identified five botanical treasures that will delight your

Michigan’s most family-friendly public gardens2021-05-07T09:58:00-04:00

12 things to do in Michigan in May 2021

Events are starting to make their way off our screens, and back out into the real world. Although we highly recommend visiting each event’s official website to know exactly what to expect. Let the fun begin with our 12 things to do in Michigan in May 2021. May 1-9 Tulip Time – Holland In the 1840s, thousands of Dutch

12 things to do in Michigan in May 20212021-08-24T20:55:37-04:00

9 epic ways to enjoy Holland, Michigan

There are few floral spectacles across the state that rival the beauty of Holland, Michigan during Tulip Time. The annual festival celebrates not only one of spring’s most magnificent blooms, but the Dutch heritage of the region. The festival will look a little different this year, given the pandemic, but there is still plenty of fun to

9 epic ways to enjoy Holland, Michigan2021-05-06T16:46:42-04:00

Race to Henry Ford Museum’s new Driving to Win exhibit

You don’t have to adore cars or racing to truly enjoy the latest exhibit to make its home at the Henry Ford Museum of American Innovation, but if you do, then you’ll really love it. Appropriately nestled between the Heroes of the Sky and Driving America exhibits, you’ll find the new attraction, Driven to Win: Racing in

Race to Henry Ford Museum’s new Driving to Win exhibit2021-04-09T16:02:37-04:00

12 things to do in Michigan in April 2021

Flowers blooming, the occasional warm breeze, and abundant blue skies are making us all want to get out and enjoy life, as well we should. Events are still less frequent than the norm for this time of year, but there are abundant opportunities for safe, fun experiences. The first item on our 12 things to do in

12 things to do in Michigan in April 20212021-08-24T20:27:41-04:00

Michigan’s second, yet only, National Park

Michigan is home to many beautiful national landmarks, such as the National Lakeshores of Sleeping Bear Dunes and Pictured Rocks and our three National Forests, Huron-Manistee, Hiawatha and Ottawa. We have a National Historic Park at Keweenaw in Calumet and one National Battlefield Park, the River Raisin in Monroe. We also have one very special National Park, Isle

Michigan’s second, yet only, National Park2021-04-08T14:30:50-04:00

Discover Michigan’s cheesiest trail

Wisconsin may be known for as the land of Cheeseheads, but that doesn’t mean it’s cornered the market on making or selling cheese, glorious cheese. In fact, it should come as no surprise that a state with well over 1,200 dairy farms, there is in fact, a Michigan cheese trail. If you are a cheese lover, then

Discover Michigan’s cheesiest trail2021-08-24T22:52:37-04:00

12 things to do in Michigan in March 2021

Butterflies emerging, crocuses popping out, NCAA basketball madness, what’s not to love about March? Make your month even better. with our 12 things to do in Michigan in March 2021. March 1-31 Women’s History Month at the Wright – Detroit The Charles H. Wright Museum is hosting several programs and events in conjunction with Women's History Month.

12 things to do in Michigan in March 20212021-08-24T20:48:00-04:00

10 joys of spring’s arrival in Michigan

Some people listen to a rodent in Pennsylvania to determine when spring is coming, while others count days on a calendar, but for those of us who endure the cold and ice of a long, albeit beautiful Michigan winter, it’s calendar be damned. We know sure signs of spring when we see them, and most bring pure

10 joys of spring’s arrival in Michigan2021-03-12T10:55:09-05:00

12 things to do in Michigan in February 2021

What’s not to love about the shortest month of winter? It brings us the Super Bowl. Then there's a day dedicated entirely to love. Finally, there are our 12 things to do in Michigan in February 2021. February 1-6 Craft Beverage Week – Kalamazoo Traditionally known as the town’s Beer Week, this year, Kalamazoo is expanding its

12 things to do in Michigan in February 20212021-08-24T20:58:18-04:00

12 things to do in Michigan in December 2020

This will undoubtedly be an unusual holiday season with many event cancellations due to the pandemic, but that doesn’t mean there aren’t plenty of cool ways to celebrate. This is a particularly good year for drive-thru events. Be sure to check with event organizers to make sure times and availability have not changed. Mask up and head

12 things to do in Michigan in December 20202021-08-24T20:44:38-04:00

Sip and save in the Grand Rapids craft beverage scene

Grand Rapids first made a splash on the craft beverage scene when it was voted Beer City USA in national polls and named Best Beer Town and Best Beer Scene by USA TODAY readers. Nowadays there’s a lot more than just craft beer on tap in its culinary scene. Cider, spirits, and the cocktail creations they inspire, have led to even

Sip and save in the Grand Rapids craft beverage scene2020-10-03T12:26:17-04:00
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