Summertime means vacation time for most and in the eyes of a travel agency that often means helping a couple or family better experience a European sightseeing vacation or a Cruise to Alaska or any of many other adventures in far off lands but, exciting adventures can also be found in areas much closer to home – namely our neighbor to the north, Michigan.


There are countless ways to spend some time experiencing all that Michigan has to offer. Some of the most popular activities are golfing, boating, hiking, fishing, shopping and spending time at the beach. A trip to Michigan can be for a day or two, like going up to see a football game in Ann Arbor or Lansing this fall, or for several days enjoying the Midwestern summer (or winter).
A typical summer vacation through Michigan for several days might include:


Day 1

You will start off by driving approximately 4-5 hours from Indianapolis to Dearborn for a visit to the Henry Ford Museum, then a nice evening of dining and relaxation near Detroit.


Day 2

Visit nearby Frankenmuth for some family fun including museum visits (Michigan Mob, Military & Space, Historical), wine and chocolate tasting, indoor water parks and an amazing store, the World’s Largest Christmas Shop…Bronner’s Christmas Wonderland.


Day 3
Next it’s off to Gaylord or the Houghton lake area for golfing, hiking, canoeing and enjoying the north woods.


Days 4 & 5
You’ve been busy for a few days so now it’s time to relax, unwind and rewind to a much earlier era by jumping on a ferry to experience a land without motor vehicles where eating fudge, shopping, renting bicycles and riding in horse drawn carriages are the orders of the day – its Mackinac Island and it is truly unique and unforgettable.


Day 6

The week is almost gone but there is so much more to do, so it’s time to venture off to Traverse City or Charlevoix for enjoying the Culinary Trail, micro-breweries and wineries if you like, or perhaps more hiking and biking, or better yet, rent a captained boat for a day on the Grand Traverse Bay and discover your own hidden beach.


Day 7

There is still much more to see and experience, so stop by Holland for a day at the beach, a visit to a U-pick farm market, a visit to the DeKlomp Wooden Shoe Factory or the Veldheer Tulip Gardens.


Working with your preferred travel agency you can maximize your experience and also find some great places to enjoy a wonderful night’s sleep to rest up for another big day! Whether you are thinking about a road trip in Michigan, West Virginia, Tennessee or somewhere much farther away, reach out to your own travel advisor or if you are not currently working with someone then reach out to “Your friends….in the travel business” at EZTravelPad.

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