Michigan vacations guide


Detroit struggled through the next few decades but revived itself in the 1990s led by an automotive boom. Sometimes labelled a symbol of urban decline due to high crime and falling tourism, it still remains one of the strongest and most prosperous states of America. It is one of the busiest inland ports and trades with more than 40 countries worldwide. It specializes in the production of a wide variety of substances from office supplies to pharmaceuticals to slat and more than half the garden seed produced annually in America.

There are many scenic parks in Detroit like the 1000-acre Belle Isle Park, designed by Frederick Law Olmsted, designer of New York’s Central Park. It features both the Anna Whitcomb Conservatory as well as the former Belle Isle zoo. There are also museums, theatres and galleries. The Detroit Institute of Art and the Ann Arbor Hands-on Museum (an interactive science museum) as well as the Automotive Hall of Fame are worth exploring.

The architecture of the city is also imposing. There are more than 150 skyscrapers gracing the Detroit skyline. The performing arts scene is lively. It hosts annually a musical festival that attracts the best talent across America, from country to jazz to Motown. There is a thriving nightlife in the city. Rivertown has some hip clubs while Northwest Side has some fine dining.

With possibilities of so many sporting land and water-based activities, Michigan attracts millions of tourists and they are greeted by quality Michigan Vacation Rentals. Everywhere you go, there are clean, friendly vacation rentals by owners. From condos to cottages to private homes, they will make your stay comfortable.

Michigan beach vacations include vacations offered by the following resorts across the state:

1) Grand Traverse Resort Village in Acme, Michigan 

Featuring the beautiful countryside an array of recreational activities, it is an ideal vacation setting. Indoor and outdoor tennis courts, pools, health club, championship golf course and cross country ski-trails are all available

2) The Inn at Bay Harbor 

It is located in Bay Harbor, Michigan. You can rent a condo directly from the owner at the Inn, which is a full service resort. It offers a pool, 45 holes of golfing, lakeside dining and is near shops and restaurants in the marina area.

3) Shanty Creek Lodges 

Situated in the heart of northern Michigan overlooking the lovely lake Bellarie. Facilities include 350 foot of beach and a clubhouse. There are four golf courses and skiing on 36 slopes with a vertical rise of 450 ft.

4) Vacation Club, Bellaire

Situated in a beautiful Bellaire location. You can rent a condo from the owner at the vacation club, which is a resort condominium… It offers a fireplace, swimming pool, fishing, golf and tennis. Lake activities can be pursued in summer while in winter, you can go skiing in the nearby Shanty Creek Resort. There are also fine restaurants and shopping in the area.

5) Boyne Mountain 

It is a perfect ski/snowboard getaway in a bustling, family-owned resort. Cross-country and touring - 35 kms of touring track and groomed trails, swimming area in heated pools, saunas, club racing, skating etc. are the myriad activities available.

6) Sugar Loaf Resort in Cedar, Michigan

You can hire a condo from the owner. It's on a lake, offering a swimming pool, golf, tennis, skiing and shopping.

7) The Homestead, Glen Arbor

It's directly on the Sleeping Dunes National Lakeshore. Rent a cabin or condo. It has swimming pools, sandy beachfronts, a 9-hole golf course, tennis and play area for kids. It has a terrific on-site restaurant and live entertainment. Enjoy water activities like canoeing, fishing and boating.

8) Harbor Cove 

Located in Harbor Springs, Michigan. It has a sauna, pools, a beach, a lake, and tennis. Golf and horse-back riding as well as skiing are all nearby.

9) Sudendorf at Schuss Mountain

Located at Mancelona, Michigan. It is a resort condominium. It offers pools, tennis, skiing and shopping.

10) Wintergreen Quarters

Located in Central Michigan at Canadian Lakes and offers great outdoor amenities. Onsite- pools, tennis courts, golf courses, picnic area and clubhouse are available.

11) Crystal Mountain

Offers a wide choice of condos, cabins, resort homes, and comfortable hotel rooms. Skiing and fine dining at this family owned resort is wonderful.

12) Pine Stead Reef Resort

Located on the east arm of Grand Traverse Bay, it features 700 feet of private beach. Summer sports include jetskiing, golfing, hiking, bicycling, sightseeing, horseback riding and canoeing. In winter, there is plenty of skiing.

Michigan vacation guides throw light on the myriad scenery and activities a traveler to Michigan can enjoy. A trip to Michigan has to offer activities that suit every age, budget, taste and liking and make for a memorable holiday.