There’s a new year upon us, which presents an opportunity for some exciting travel goals. Fortunately, Michigan is a state that is ripe with opportunity. Whether you live in the state and want to go exploring, or are traveling from afar, these unique destinations are so spectacular, they should be on any traveler’s bucket list. Here are
May has been proclaimed Michigan Wine Month by Governor Gretchen Whitmer. According to the official proclamation, Michigan's wine and wine grape industry contributes $5.4 billion in economic impact. That includes a whopping $253 million in tourism spending. It also supports more than 47,000 jobs. That makes it an industry worth honoring, and let’s face it, there are
This annual event brings together professionals in the event industry from throughout the state. It includes learning sessions, a trade show, silent auction, and entertaining activities to make networking fun as well as productive.
The Pure Michigan Governor’s Conference on Tourism is the state’s premier event to bring together industry professionals and provide meaningful opportunities to discuss timely issues, learn about the latest trends and changes in the industry, and provide an update on what is happening with the efforts of MEDC's Pure Michigan campaign.
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
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
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
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
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
Over the years, the Frankenmuth Cheese Haus has become a Michigan’s Little Bavaria institution. 2018 marked its 50th anniversary, and included a move to a much larger location at 545 S. Main St. Naturally, its most famous resident came along to reside outside the new digs, and now he’s celebrating a big birthday too. I’m speaking, of
Join the Michigan tourism industry for three days of dynamic tourism-related workshops and networking.
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
Most kids love a trip to the zoo, but it’s sometimes a little less fun in the winter months Michigan. Many of the animals are keeping warm indoors, so parents may have to get a little creative with their animal viewing opportunities. Consider a trip to Thunder Bay Resort in Hillman, Michigan for an enchanting Elk experience. Much of
October in Michigan is about more than cider and corn mazes, when we embrace fear in its many forms. From the abundance of scary movies on TV to the costume shops in every other strip mall, to the haunted houses that seem to pop up in most towns…it is obvious that Halloween is right around the corner.
It’s time once again for the North American International Auto Show, which will take the Motor City by storm January 20th-28th. Cars are of course the stars of this annual extravaganza, but with the ever-changing cityscape of Detroit, it is also a phenomenal time to explore the metropolis. Here are 8 ways to make the most of your