Intro to Michigan hotels and accommodations
Hotels in Michigan
You’ll find the best in luxurious, modern facilities in a growing number of bold contemporary hotels in Michigan’s cities. With the rebirth of its urban areas, you can enjoy first-class dining and stunning views from soaring 5-star Michigan hotels. The Great Lake State does high-stake excitement too, with a number of casino resorts in Michigan which receive great Michigan reviews. You can even take in a show after raking it in on the tables. For a more tranquil break, the state’s woods are scattered with lake-fronting lodges and cabins. Here you can enjoy ice fishing in winter, swimming in summer, and peace all year round.
Things to see in Michigan
Paying homage to Michigan's automobile heritage is a must-do, and a visit to the Ford Piquette Avenue Plant, birthplace of the Ford Model T, is a real treat. Another automotive Detroit museum is The Henry Ford, the largest combined indoor/outdoor museum complex in the U.S. Here you can gaze at such diverse exhibits as John F. Kennedy’s presidential limousine, the Wright Brothers' bicycle shop, and the bus where Rosa Parks famously refused to give up her seat. The Great Lake State has many natural wonders too, one of the most dramatic being Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore. Among its forests, glacial relics, and beaches are a series of stupendous lake-fronting dunes. Another Great Lake marvel is Mackinac Island. This living history resort in Lake Huron boasts an 18th-century fort and numerous well-preserved buildings from its time as a fur-trading outpost.
Where to stay in Michigan
The largest city in Michigan, Detroit, is back on the up, and it makes a great base for all kinds of vacations in the state with a wide range of luxury Michigan hotels on offer. As well as shopping and cultural attractions, there’s a booming nightlife scene that includes music and casinos, and those looking for a good time in the city won’t be disappointed. Ann Arbor stands in complete contrast, a relaxed university town known for its beautiful tree-lined streets, fine restaurants, and even finer arts. Traverse City, the "Cherry Capital of the World," is famed for its wines and beautiful scenery, as well as its springtime blossoms. It makes a perfect backdrop for a romantic vacation.
How to get to Michigan
There are several airports in Michigan, with Detroit Metro Airport being the busiest and best-connected. From here, transfer to a smaller regional airport if you’re headed elsewhere in the state. Michigan is well-linked with the interstate network, for travelers arriving by car. From Indiana and Illinois take Interstate 94, which passes through Ann Arbor and Detroit, heading north to Port Huron. From Ohio, Interstate 75 will get you to Detroit, Flint, and Mackinaw City. Interstate 69 enters from the east linking up Lansing, Flint, and Port Huron.
Michigan travel guides
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