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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

Explore this glorious byway of waterfalls

There may be no more spectacular place on earth to soak in the magic of fall than Michigan’s Upper Peninsula. There are seemingly endless opportunities to hike or bike through colorful forests. The root beer flowing over Tahquamenon Falls is particularly lovely when set against a palette of autumnal hues. The views from above Pictured Rocks, or

Explore this glorious byway of waterfalls2020-10-03T22:12:32-04:00

12 things to do in Michigan in October 2020

Some things may be different this October, but we’re still a state filled with crisp autumn air, stunning shores, spectacular fall foliage, and of course cider and doughnuts. Fall means plenty ways to have fun, even this year. Here are our 12 things to do in Michigan in October 2020. October 1-3,8-10,15-17,22-24 Glass Pumpkin Fest – Dearborn

12 things to do in Michigan in October 20202021-08-24T20:43:56-04:00

Winetasting in the age of COVID

Traditionally this is a wonderful time of year to make a visit to your favorite winery, or explore a wine trail, and this year is no exception. Grapes are ripening, the air is getting crisper, leaves are starting to change color…oh, and there’s wine! However, COVID-19 has changed the usual procedures so it’s best to prepare and

Winetasting in the age of COVID2020-09-03T13:20:24-04:00

Exploring Michigan’s least known scenic byway

It’s a strange thing to experience cabin fever in the summer, and yet, in this most unusual of years, many people have. If you’re among them then perhaps it’s time to hit the road. How about exploring one of our state’s lesser known scenic byways? The River Road National Scenic Byway is a 22-mile stretch between the

Exploring Michigan’s least known scenic byway2020-09-03T12:21:57-04:00

Journeying up to Michigan’s best hard cider makers

As the harvesting of cherries gives way to apples, and trips to beaches give way to cider mill visits, the craving for the fruits of one of Michigan’s fastest growing industries also seems to naturally increase. While the state has long been known for wine and beer, hard cider has now become a quintessential component of its

Journeying up to Michigan’s best hard cider makers2020-09-02T16:12:01-04:00

12 things to do in Michigan in August 2020

There are still not too many events up and running. However, there are definitely many summer destinations to explore. Grab your mask and hit the road. For example, consider trying our 12 things to do in Michigan in August 2020. Summer Saturdaze at Gilmore Car Museum The Gilmore Car Museum in Hickory Corners is happily welcoming guests

12 things to do in Michigan in August 20202021-08-24T20:43:17-04:00

12 things to do in Michigan in July 2020

Events remain rare around the state, but many summer destinations and adventures are available again. So, grab your mask and hit the road. Here are our 12 things to do in Michigan in July 2020. Hunt for Murals Many museums are still closed, but that doesn’t mean we have a shortage of available art to admire. On

12 things to do in Michigan in July 20202021-08-24T20:42:57-04:00

12 things to do in Michigan in June 2020

While some of the state, and a variety of businesses, have begun to reopen, most events remain canceled due to the pandemic. However, there still plenty of unique and entertaining things to enjoy this month. For your consideration, here are our 12 things to do in Michigan in June 2020. Hit the Links Golf courses reopened in

12 things to do in Michigan in June 20202021-08-24T20:42:39-04:00

The life and times of Detroit’s beloved Belle Isle

Belle Isle is known to many in Michigan, especially those on the east side of the state, as a haven from the crowds of the big city. Located in the middle of the Detroit River, between the city of Detroit and Windsor, Canada, it is a 982-acre island park consisting of one main island and several surrounding

The life and times of Detroit’s beloved Belle Isle2020-05-06T15:00:59-04:00

12 things to do in Michigan in May 2020

We usually share a dozen uniquely Michigan events worth attending each month, but these are of course unprecedented times and events have been cancelled. Thankfully, that does not mean we can’t still enjoy some delightful entertainment born out of what makes our state so special. Here are 12 things to do in Michigan in May 2020. Hunt

12 things to do in Michigan in May 20202021-08-24T20:42:24-04:00

12 things to do in Michigan in April 2020

These are crazy times. Thus, this is one of the most unusual 12 Things to Do posts we’ve ever created. Yes, we’re all staying at home to keep each other safe. But, there are still opportunities for fun and growth. Stay informed and be inspired by our state’s creativity. Here are our 12, mostly virtual, things to

12 things to do in Michigan in April 20202021-08-24T20:42:04-04:00

125 reasons to visit Mackinac in 2020

While there’s hardly ever a reason not to visit Mackinac Island and the beautiful area that surrounds it, 2020 presents a particularly magical opportunity. Mackinac State Historic Parks is turning 125 this year and, as such, its team has created 125 days of events throughout the 2020 season, spread across its family of sites and parks. Many

125 reasons to visit Mackinac in 20202020-03-04T13:35:35-05:00

12 things to do in Michigan in March 2020

Butterflies emerging, crocuses popping out, NCAA basketball madness, what’s not to love about March? That includes our 12 things to do in Michigan in March 2020. March 1-8 Downtown Marquette Restaurant Week – Marquette Celebrate the local flavors of Downtown Marquette’s dining scene during the seventh annual Downtown Marquette Restaurant Week, March 1 – 8, 2020. Participating

12 things to do in Michigan in March 20202021-08-24T20:41:44-04:00

10 places in Michigan everyone should visit at least once

There’s a new decade upon us, which presents an opportunity for some fairly lofty travel goals. What could we do and where could we go with a whole decade to make it happen? Here are ten uniquely Michigan ideas that are so spectacular, they should be on any traveler’s bucket list. Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore Stretching for

10 places in Michigan everyone should visit at least once2020-03-05T08:44:38-05:00

Dearborn

I have lived in Dearborn for 30 years and it’s hard to imagine anyone who hasn’t been to Dearborn!  But maybe you visited once, and only went to one or two of our famous places, like Greenfield Village. How about coming for a visit and packing in a few days of fun and food? We promise you

Dearborn2020-03-04T15:13:52-05:00

5 places to go if you’re missing Detroit’s auto show

For more than three decades, January has meant a return of the North American International Auto Show (NAIAS) to Detroit. This year, the event is moving to June 13-20, and will take advantage of warmer weather to expand outside of the TCF Center, formerly Cobo Hall, to the streets of the Motor City. While the change presents

5 places to go if you’re missing Detroit’s auto show2020-03-04T13:52:50-05:00

12 things to do in Michigan in January 2020

The North American International Auto Show is moving to the summer, which means many people will be in search of some new ways to spend this month. So, check out our 12 things to do in Michigan in January 2020. January 4-6 and 11-13 MIS Backyard Hockey Tournament – Brooklyn Michigan International Speedway has created a unique experience for

12 things to do in Michigan in January 20202021-08-24T20:41:05-04:00

Planning the perfect Northern Michigan girls getaway

Stock up on snacks, pick a meeting place, fill the tank, and hit the road. There are few things I enjoy more than a road trip, especially when it involves some of my favorite people. Such was the case recently, when my high school friends and I headed up north for a long overdue winetasting weekend. Winter

Planning the perfect Northern Michigan girls getaway2020-03-04T13:48:45-05:00
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