Mackinac is the northern most point of Michigan’s lower peninsula and one of the state’s most popular vacation destinations – this year there’s even more to see and do because the Grand Hotel is opening its new swimming resort this spring! If you’re looking for an excuse to book a vacation, here’s all the reasons you’ll need.


Stay at The Grand Hotel

The Grand Hotel is iconic and it’s now taking reservations for the 2021 season.  You’ll want to book your stay for more reasons then the picture perfect setting because this spring the hotel is opening a brand new swimming resort! The pool area now features a family-friendly area complete with a zero-depth beach entry, water jet play area and water slide. There are cabanas available for private rental, a large heated whirlpool for mom and dad and special programming including dive-in movie nights.


Make your visit extra special and book the Grand Princess and Superhero Package (August 24-26). Your princess or superhero will have a Grand time dressing up and interacting with their favorite characters during two days filled with fun activities and entertainment. The package includes daily breakfast and dinner, Royal Welcome Reception, sing-a-long and bedtime stories, superhero training, Afternoon tea, not-so-quiet midnight ball, Grand princess and superhero graduation and more.


Taste Test All The Fudge

You can’t go to Mackinaw City or Mackinac Island without indulging in fudge! Here are some places to try.


Explore Fort Mackinac

Fort Mackinac has the oldest building in Michigan. Take a self-guided tour of the fort and other historical structures that were used for military training, medical treatment and enjoyed family life. Sit back and relax at the Fort Mackinac Tea Room for lunch or a late afternoon snack.


Travel By Horsepower

Experience the motor-less lifestyle of Mackinac Island and take a horse drawn carriage ride or go for a ride and explore the city on horseback.


Cross the Mackinac Bridge

The Mackinac Bridge is a 26,372-foot-long suspension bridge – one of the largest in the world! Don’t miss the chance to drive across and at least step foot in Michigan’s Upper Pennisula.


Headlands International Dark Sky Park

The Headlands became one of the first 10 International Dark Sky Parks in the world in 2011 and it’s the perfect place to cuddle up and take in the stars (and satellites).


Photo credit: Grand Hotel

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Carrie Budzinski is the Vice President of LittleGuide Detroit. She grew up in Livonia and Detroit and continues to live life in both cities. Carrie loves exploring the city and finding hidden gems in the suburbs..

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