If you are looking for the ULTIMATE Michigan summer vacation that will make you the vacation planning hero, a trip where everyone gets along and has a blast (maybe even learns a little), AND is affordable, read on, my friends!!
Plus, these Michigan Vacation Ideas have been vetted by us because we have actually been there, not just reposted from the internet!
I believe Mackinac Island is a top vacation choice for families because:
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Alpena Michigan is a treasure trove of fun, outdoor activities and learning opportunities for singles, couples and families.
If you are looking for a full scale rockin' summer vacation for the whole family, start packing your bags because you are going to be a hero after this trip.
Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lake Shore is about to rock your world.
We have a three day, free guide so you can see everything in an organized manner to optimize your vacation.
Sleeping Bear Dunes HAS.IT.ALL and should be added to your Michigan vacation ideas list!
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4316 Baldwin Rd, Auburn Hills, MI
A great rainy day activity is to head to Sea Life Aquarium in the Great Lakes Crossing Outlets. I'm an absolute sucker for aquariums and could go to this one over and over. The rays are my favorite!
TIP: Be sure to check Groupon before you go because sometimes they are listed there.
BONUS: For a full day of fun, grab lunch at the Rain Forest Cafe that is just a few feet from the aquarium and play in Legoland Discovery Center.
These are super fun Michigan vacation ideas! Maybe an art or science project could be incorporated about learning about fish.
12877 84th St SE, Alto, MI
My friends, Dairy Discovery is wonderful and my nephew had a blast!
Not only do you get to tour a working dairy farm, but you can take a wagon ride, feed calves, learn about farming and have a great dairy snack (other options are available).
Teach kids the importance of farming in our Michigan communities. Plus you are supporting a local, hard-working farming business.
Location: 20900 Oakwood Blvd, Dearborn, MI 48124
I feel it's important to clarify that The Henry Ford encompasses 4 unique and separate attractions:
Your family will love these Michigan vacation ideas!
Read more about these four experiences in my Detroit page!
We absolutely love Kensington Metro Park for the walking trails, swimming area, beach, boat rides and NATURE GALORE!
Be sure to bring some bird food as chickadees and other birds will happily land on your outstretched hand and chipmunks will beg for a treat!
Read more about Things to Do at Kensington Metro Park!
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