The 11 Very Best Day Trips You Can Possibly Take In Michigan

Michigan offers a little something for everyone. Whether you’re in love with the great outdoors or enthralled by a quaint shopping area, there’s no doubt that Michigan has something to charm you. When you’re looking for a quick escape from real life without venturing too far from home, one of the many day trips in Michigan is often just what the doctor ordered. Have you ever asked, what is there to do in Michigan? Well, here are eleven of our favorite Michigan day trip destinations.

What do you think, Michiganders? What’s your all-time favorite day trip destination here in the Great Lakes State? If you have any other great getaway ideas in and around Michigan, we would love to hear your thoughts and suggestions in the comment section below!

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What Is There To Do In Michigan?

June 18, 2019

What is there to do on a rainy day in Michigan?

While we all love beautiful days that can be spent outdoors, plenty of the best day trips to be taken on one tank of gas can be done on a rainy day in Michigan. Many of these places were mentioned in the article above, such as Marvin’s Marvelous Mechanical Museum in Farmington Hills, Belle Isle Aquarium in Detroit, and even the indoor conservatory at Frederik Meijer Gardens and Sculpture Park. If you need more rainy day activities in Michigan, we have 11 inexpensive ideas right here.

What do you do with kids in Michigan?

Michigan is the perfect place to get out and explore with kids. Whether you want indoor fun, like the places mentioned above which are great for little ones, or if you want to go on an outdoor adventure, Michigan is ideal for families with kids. Head to Lake St. Clair Metropark for wet and wild fun, the Detroit Zoo to hang out with the animals, or Greenfield Village to step back in time. We have more ideas for kid-friendly excursions here.

What do you do with kids in Michigan without spending money?

There is plenty of fun to be had in Michigan without spending any money, aside from the gas it takes in your tank to get there. If you are a Michigan resident, be sure to pay the small fee to be able to visit any state park for free. While there is that fee, the amount of fun and adventure available in Michigan’s state parks is worth it. For something inside, try the Detroit Historical Museum, which offers free admission. For more ideas of all sorts of free day trips in Michigan, check out our previous article here.