Michigan January 02, 2018
9 Reasons Why Everyone Should Visit Michigan In 2018
While Michigan is certainly well-loved among its residents, it’s no secret that many out-of-staters are unfamiliar with the beauty and charm of the Great Lakes State. If you’ve never had the chance to explore all that Michigan has to offer, you’re truly missing out. As 2018 begins, why not plan your next epic journey? Here are nine undeniable reasons to make Michigan your next getaway destination.
1. Our Great Lakes are second to none.
Sure, other states have oceans or inland lakes, but nothing compares to the majesty of the Great Lakes. When you explore Michigan, you’ll be flabbergasted by the beauty of Lake Michigan, Lake Superior, Lake Huron, and even our small section of access to Lake Erie. As if that weren’t enough, our salt-free shorelines completely eliminate any worries about sharks!
2. We’ve got great food, and we love to share.
Is anyone in the mood for a coney dog? How about a pasty or a sugary sweet piece of Mackinac Island fudge? Here in Michigan, we know how to prepare a good meal, and our tasty treats are second to none. Munch on some Traverse City cherries as you sip on a craft beer brewed in Grand Rapids. Whatever you’re craving, Michigan has you covered.
3. "Michigan nice" is a real thing.
When you take a vacation to Michigan, you’ll quickly notice that the people you interact with are kind and friendly. No, it’s not your imagination - Michiganders really are a bit nicer than people from other areas of the country. We can’t explain it, but something compels us to wave and say hello to every single stranger.
4. Did we mention the stunning sand dunes?
If you’ve never stood atop a sand dune and gazed out upon the gorgeous waters of a Great Lake, you’re definitely missing out. Here in Michigan, we’ve got endless sand dunes to explore, and you’ll never forget the views that surround you. We recommend starting at Sleeping Bear Dunes for a truly breathtaking scene.
5. The Upper Peninsula is like an entirely new state.
When you visit Michigan, you’re actually getting two states for the price of one! After all, our beloved Upper Peninsula is truly like an entirely separate state in itself, and you’ll love exploring the differences between "Yoopers" and "trolls." If those two words don’t mean anything to you, you’ll simply have to come to Michigan and explore their meanings for yourself!
6. Our state is beautiful in every season.
It doesn’t matter when you stop by: there’s always something to do. Whether you come for a beachfront vacation or outdoor camping adventure in the warm summer months or a ski trip during January, Michigan is always overflowing with beauty and excitement. Fall foliage drives? We’ve got them. Springtime hikes? Look no further. The Great Lakes State is a year-round wonderland.
7. There’s plenty of adventure for kids and adults alike.
No matter what your age, Michigan is sure to impress. Kiddos will love unique destinations like Michigan’s Adventure or the Mystery Spot, while older visitors will appreciate plenty of local breweries and museums throughout the state. Add in a few natural gems that are impossible not to love, and you’ve got the recipe for a truly perfect vacation.
8. Love sports? You’ll find those here, too.
We know, we know: every state has its own sports teams, but Michiganders take these events very seriously. If you’re a sporty type, head out to Comerica Park to watch the Detroit Tigers play or catch a Red Wings game before your time in Michigan is up. Nothing says fun like a day at the ballpark, and Michigan certainly has you covered.
9. We’re a state that’s always looking to the future.
The best part about visiting Michigan is that it’s constantly evolving and changing for the better. Even if you visited in 2017, you can rest assured that new adventures and opportunities await you in 2018. Whether you’re a first time visitor or a longtime return tourist, we’re ready to welcome you with open arms.
Tell us, Michiganders: why do you think Michigan makes such a wonderful destination for the new year? We’re always eager to hear your recommendations, so please share them in the comments section below!