What Is the Best Part of Michigan to Visit?

The Wolverine State is full of adventure and beauty around every corner. With so many things to do and places to see, it can be challenging to find the best part of Michigan to visit. We sorted out our favorite ways to explore each part of the state, depending on what you and your family want to do! 

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The Best Part of Michigan to Visit for Your Ultimate Vacation 

The Upper Peninsula – For Outdoor Adventure 

The Upper Peninsula is the best part of Michigan to visit if you want to have the ultimate outdoor adventureFrom the beautiful forests to the picturesque shores of Lake Superior, you’ll find tons of exciting activities to enjoy during every season. Whether you want to zip through the snow-covered woods on a snowmobile, explore Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore, or go skiing, there are endless opportunities here! Below are a few additional activities and places worth exploring during your trip. 

Eastern Michigan – For Relaxation 

Picture yourself relaxing in a secluded cabin, soaking in the beautiful forest scenery while listening to a babbling brook, and reading your favorite book. Eastern Michigan is the best part of the state to visit if you want to escape from the rest of the world. Of course, you can also get out and explore the beautiful shoreline and serene hiking trails in the region. Take a trip down the Au Sable River, explore local museums, or go fishing. It’s all waiting here for you to explore! Check out our Eastern Michigan Things to Do page for more info on our favorite ways to enjoy the area. 

Northern Michigan – For Family Fun  

If you’re searching for the best part of Michigan to visit for family fun, look no further than Northern Michigan. Traverse City serves as the center of this beautiful region that is home to tons of state parks, beaches, scenic trails, local history, and Mackinac Island. Check out some of our favorite ways to spend your time in the area with our Northern Michigan Things to Do page! 

West Michigan – For Beaches and Beach Towns 

A beach trip? In the Wolverine State? Yes, you heard correctly! West Michigan is the best part of Michigan to kick back and relax on the sandy shores of Lake Michigan. Wine and beer enthusiasts will also love the wine trail throughout the region as well as the craft beer scene in Grand Rapids. Trust us; your family will love all that West Michigan has to offer! 

Plan Your Michigan Adventure 

Cadillac Cottage exteriorWhether you want to explore the wild and untamed lands of the UP, relax and rejuvenate in peaceful Eastern Michigan, step back in time in Northern Michigan, or experience thrills in West Michigan, Freshwater Vacation Rentals has the perfect home for you! Peruse our list of vacation rental homes where you’ll find everything from single-family cottage to an 18-person family gathering! 

Start planning your getaway to the Wolverine State today by booking one of our properties. We look forward to welcoming you to the Freshwater Vacation Rentals family. We love Michigan, and we know you will too!