What Michigan has the most of...
The birthplace of Michigan is none other than the Upper Peninsula. A visit to the Upper Peninsula is rugged, relaxing, and recharging. The quiet, pristine beauty of the natural flora and fauna is echoed in the laid back locals.
The West region of Michigan is a diverse stretch of the state that combines the best of all possible worlds. In the northern part of the region, there are quaint small towns where you can wander downtown, pleasant beaches where you can frolic and spend the day, and a plethora of opportunities to enjoy locally grown food.
If you continue down to Grand Rapids, you will find yourself an in ever-growing and ever-changing city that celebrates art, cutting-edge cuisine, and culture. Holland is also a cultural epicenter, a city where you can explore Dutch heritage and history.
You are promised a one-of-a-kind experience in East Michigan. Here, Christmas isn’t a single day—it happens year-round! And the joy of celebrating everyone’s favorite holiday is felt in every corner of Frankenmuth. Combined with the celebration of German culture, East Michigan is a heady experience. Wander the famed Christmas Lane, wonder in the Glockenspiel, savor a real German meal no passport required!
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The East region is also home to three lovely communities that comprise the Great Lakes Bay Region. Saginaw, Midland, and Bay City strive to make guests feel the thrill of new experiences and attractions, while providing some of the familiar comforts of home.
The Southeast region of Michigan is what put Michigan on the map, so to speak. It’s no surprise that Detroit is one of the most famous cities in the state. As the home of that contagious Motown Sound and the triumphant Motor City, Detroit holds a special place in the heart of the state and in the heart of visitors. North of Detroit is Flint, a cultural hub of the region that celebrates, music, history, and more in museums, venues, and performances.
You can travel from the city to the village in Southeast Michigan. The tree-lined streets of the Village Rochester Hills were made for strolling—and shopping! The rest of the region has also made its mark on Michigan, from the University of Michigan to Morley Candy Makers. This part of our state is steeped in history and tradition.
Celebratory is the best word to describe the Southwest region. From Battle Creek to Kalamazoo to our capital city of Lansing, this region is dedicated to celebrating all that Michigan has to offer. History, mystery, and locally crafted wines are just a few of the things that will delight you in Southwest Michigan and keep you coming back for more.
In the end, who can say what, exactly, makes Michigan so special? Is it our rich history, which begins in the Upper Peninsula and wends its way down the state? Perhaps it is the four beautiful Great Lakes we touch, which provide sand, surf, and endless recreational possibilities. It could be our commitment to locally grown produce and the sumptuous food, wine, and beer that are available to you as a result. Is it the men and women who have made history while living in this great state? Most likely, it is a combination of all these lovely things that make this state welcoming…pure…Michigan.