Interactive Michigan Map: Grab Our Guide to 39 Must-Visit Cities and Regions (Top-Ranking Things to do, Places to Visit, Best Restaurants and Hotels) To Make the Most of Your Michigan Vacation

The Ultimate Michigan Map-Easy Michigan Vacation Planning Guide by City or Region | By Sherry Trautman | Traveling Michigan

The Ultimate Michigan Guide Map to 39 Hottest Cities and fun things to do in Michigan.  Easily plan or optimize your Michigan vacation by choosing your region or city! (Don't leave home without it!) 

Have you been itching to visit Michigan but wasn't sure where to go, what to see or the best way to do it?  We understand! Michigan travel can be overwhelming due to sheer size and vast amount of fascinating things to see and do.

Rock Your Next Michigan Vacation with our Interactive Michigan Map!

  • Easy to Use Interactive Map - Zoom In or Out for Better Vacation Planning (Maximize your vacation time!) 
  • Our Interactive Map Links to Restaurants, Hotels and Things to do
  • Top Must-Visit Michigan Cities 
  • Best Michigan Travel Destinations

So, we ask you: where will your Michigan travels take you this year?

We created this Interactive Michigan Map as a visual aid to help you organize your trip and make the most out of your Michigan Vacation.  

How to Use the Interactive Michigan Map:

  • Click on the plus and minus in the bottom left corner to zoom in or out of the map.
  • Click on the icons for a link to things to do, best places to visit, best restaurants and hotels.
  • Click on the map to drag and move it to view surrounding areas.
  • In the map Header, click on the rectangle in the upper left of the map to see a menu of all the Michigan cities. Click on anything that looks interesting to see where it is on the map. To hide the menu, click the rectangle in the header. 
  • In the Header, click on the "square" icon in the upper right side to expand the map for better viewing. 

Are you ready?  Let's GO!  Be sure to use the map above to reference all our Michigan cities!

Quick Links to the Michigan Cities on the Interactive Map

Looking for a specific city? Click on the links below for fun things to do, places to visit, best restaurants and hotels.

38 Exciting Michigan Map Destinations and City Guides of Things to Do, Places to Visit, Best Restaurants and Hotels

Simply click the photos or text below for that city's guide of things to do, places to visit, best restaurants and hotels. Super helpful for Michigan vacation planning!

Ann Arbor Michigan by Traveling Michigan

Ann Arbor Art Fair is a massive world renown art fair that takes over downtown Ann Arbor each July! I go every year as it's incredibly inspiring and festive!

Bay City Michigan by Traveling Michigan

Wander, Shop and Explore Bay City

If you are visiting Battle Creek, be sure to stop by Binder Park Zoo, as it is truly one of the best zoos in Michigan! We love the freely wandering peacocks, trolley to Africa and the open viewing of so many animals. 

Go on a scavenger hunt in Charlevoix to find all the mushroom or hobbit houses!  

You will fall in love with Cheboygan! Grab our city guide and go exploring!

If you only have one day in Detroit Michigan, you absolutely must visit the Detroit Institute of Art.  The architecture of the building alone is breathtaking. With over 100 galleries, this Michigan art gallery covers 658,000 square feet you will see sculpture, pottery, painting, reliefs, photography and so much more. 

There is American, Asian, European and Contemporary art plus Performance pieces.  Please note, the museum is closed Monday's and Tuesday's. 

Interesting Places in Michigan


Top 10 Interesting Places In Michigan  

  • Hidden locations in Michigan
  • Inspiring images to get you traveling!
  • Ever been on a pull across river fairy? Climbed Mount Baldhead?

Grab your camera and your party pants are things are about to get sporty!

East Tawas Michigan
Escanaba Michigan

East Tawas is so worthy of a visit! Wander the marina, have a hot dog at Pronto Pup, shop the downtown area and explore the birding trail and lighthouse at Tawas State Park! See top-ranking things to do, places to visit, best restaurants and hotels!

Have you heard of the movie, Escanaba in da Moonlight with Jeff Daniels?  Well, you now need to visit Escanaba for yourself!

Flint MichiganFlint Michigan

This year, be sure to visit our favorite spots in Flint Michigan! Fantastic walking trails, Discover the Flint Institute of Arts (see live glassblowing!), visit Crossroads Village to ride the steam train and see what it's like to be in space!  

Grand Haven Michigan by Traveling Michigan

Grand Haven is a wonderful Michigan lakeside village to visit this year!  See the Pere Marquette train, wander the riverside walkways, grab some ice cream and see the musical fountain!

See top-ranking things to do, places to visit, best restaurants and hotels!

“Travel isn’t always pretty. It isn’t always comfortable. Sometimes it hurts, it even breaks your heart. But that’s okay. The journey changes you; it should change you. It leaves marks on your memory, on your consciousness, on your heart, and on your body. You take something with you. Hopefully, you leave something good behind.” – Anthony Bourdain

Isle Royale National Park is a remote island cluster in Lake Superior  where moose and wolves roam free

Lansing Michigan by Traveling Michigan

The Ultimate Lansing Day Trip

Click the links above for top-ranking things to do, places to visit, best restaurants and hotels!

Click here for the free Mackinac Island Guide to Everything!

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*TIP: Be sure to use the interactive Michigan Map to see what other cities are close by on your trip so you can maximize your Michigan vacation!

Midland Michigan 

  • Tridge (shown left)
  • Dow Gardens and Whiting Forest
  • Chippewa Nature Center 
  • City Forest 

Did you know Dow Gardens in Midland Michigan is home to the longest canopy walk in the United States?  The canopy walk is located in Whiting Forest which is connected to Dow Gardens by a footbridge.  Your entrance fee covers both Dow Gardens and the canopy walk.

See top-ranking things to do, places to visit, best restaurants and hotels in Midland Michigan!

Dow Gardens one of my favorite things to do in Michigan so be sure to put it on your Michigan vacation planning checklist!

Grab our Munising Michigan Guide to use as you explore Michigan's upper peninsula!  There are so many wonderful waterfalls in Munising Michigan!

Did you know that Conde' Nast named Saugatuck Michigan on their "Top 25 Beaches in the World?Here's more ideas to get you going-->A Guide to Saugatuck

Oh, Did you Hear Screaming?  It's Just Us Careening Down Silver Lake Sand Dunes!

The Silver Lake area feels like it's own world...or planet for that matter.  Once you arrive, you'll forget about everything else.  

If you love gettin' a little crazy on the dunes and love beaches, this place is definitely for you! 

Click the links above for St. Joseph, South Haven and Traverse City top-ranking things to do, places to visit, best restaurants and hotels!

We hope this Interactive Michigan Map with awesome Michigan Cities and Towns was helpful in your Michigan Travel and Vacation Planning!

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    Sherry Trautman is a seasoned business owner and a multifaceted content creator, deeply entrenched in the world of travel in Michigan. With her extensive background in writing, editing, photography, marketing, website design, web mastering, social media, and publishing, she is the driving force behind the acclaimed Michigan Travel site "" A lifelong Michigander, Sherry's journey began in Mt. Pleasant, Michigan led her to St. Joseph during her formative years, and further to Kalamazoo for her higher education. She holds a Bachelor of Science in Industrial Design and Fine Art from Western Michigan University. Her career initially blossomed in Battle Creek, where she contributed significantly to aviation, marketing, and the art industry.

    In 2018, Sherry, alongside her husband Chris, embarked on a passionate endeavor with the inception of This venture was not just a business but a full-time commitment to exploring and celebrating the diverse landscapes and communities of Michigan. Together, they tirelessly traverse the state, curating unique experiences, capturing stunning visuals, and weaving engaging narratives that showcase Michigan's rich cultural tapestry and natural beauty. From her early experiences in different Michigander locales to her extensive professional background, Sherry's life and work epitomize a deep-rooted expertise in Michigan travel, making her an authoritative voice in this niche.

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