Media Press Trip Itinerary

Sunday June 7th - Wednesday June 10th
Sunday, June 7th, 2020
11:30AM Participants arrive and collect welcome bags, name badges and itineraries
12:00PM Van departs from Great Lakes Bay CVB Office
12:30PM Shiawassee National Wildlife Refuge and Johnny Panther Quest Adventure Trips
Shiawassee Known locally as the "Everglades of Pure Michigan," historically one of the largest and most productive wetland ecosystems in Michigan.

Scenic boat tours through the Shiawassee National Wildlife refuge specializing in ecotours, birding and romantic escapes.
3:30PM Travel to Bay City
4:00PM Check into the DoubleTree by Hilton Bay City - Riverfront
DoubleTree Beautiful first class facility, located in the heart of Historic Downtown Bay City
5:00PM Dinner at MI Table
MI Table A farm-to-table style restaurant that highlights Michigan produce and game. Located inside of the historically renovated legacy Building.
7:00PM Sunrise Pedal Trolley Tour of Downtown Bay City
Sunrise Pedal Trolley A fun, safe, environmentally-friendly way for groups of eight to sixteen adults to get some light exercise and fresh air while exploring interesting parts of town on a big Dutch-made bike.

Antique shops, galleries, specialty stores and great places to eat and drink are located throughout the walkable and beautiful riverfront Downtown.
9:00PM Free Time
Monday, June 8th, 2020
7:30AM Breakfast at the Riverfront Grille & Lounge
Riverfront Grille Located inside the DoubleTree, offers full-service, casual fine dining, daily breakfast buffet, all day dining and a monthly dinner feature menu.
9:00AM Downtown Shopping Time
10:30AM Tour and Lunch at City Market and City Office
City Market Indoor market with a mission to promote local farmers, growers and small businesses through partnerships and educational programming in historic Downtown Bay City.

For the traveler who needs an office for an hour, a day or longer, City Offices has what they need.
12:00PM Travel to Midland
12:30PM Tour the Alden B. Dow Home and Studio
Alden B Dow An oasis of Mid-Twentieth Century Modern Architecture that inspires and entices you to think.
3:00PM Check in to the Fairfield Inn & Suites - Midland and Downtown Free Time
Fairfield New hotel opened in May of 2019.
5:30PM Dinner, Entertainment and Free Exploration Time at Midland Center for the Arts
MCFTA Imagine a place where art, science, history, music, theater, dance, fils, camps, classes and professional world-class entertainers all live under one roof! You'll find it here, a beautiful landmark facility where individuals of all ages are invited to create as well as appreciate and explore many areas of interest.
Tuesday, June 9th, 2020
7:30AM Breakfast at Cafe Zinc
Cafe Zinc A modern, 40 set bistro that offers full breakfast, lunch and dinner menus. A French pastry chef prepares European-style breads, tartlets, tortes and dessert specialties.
9:30AM Dow Gardens and Whiting Forest
Whiting Forest 110-acres welcomes more than 200,000 guests per year. Visitors are invited to leave the pathway and explore the uniquely-designed landscape.

Longest in the nation, a 1,400-foot canopy walk overlooks 54 acres of forest, ponds, meadows and an apple orchard.
11:30AM Travel to Birch Run
12:15PM Lunch at Tony's I-75
Tony's Huge portions, great for a day of shopping, feeding hungry teenagers, or taking the Hunter's Special up north. The one pound BLT is our top recommendation.
2:00PM Shopping at Birch Run Premium Outlets
Outlets Stroll through this outdoor center and discover savings on exceptional brands.
4:00PM Travel to Frankenmuth
4:30PM Check in to Zehnder's Splash Village Hotel & Waterpark
Splash Village Enjoy over 50,000 sq. ft. of aquatic fun with our two indoor waterparks.
5:00PM Dinner at Bavarian Inn Restaurant
Bavarian Inn Restaurant Since 1888, more than 20 million guests have returned to feast on the world-famous "all-you-care-to-eat" family style dinners.
7:00PM Free time at hotel
Wednesday, June 10th, 2020
7:30AM Breakfast at Elf Hollow Cafe inside Zehnder's Splash Village Hotel & Waterpark
9:00AM Frankenmuth Free Time
11:30AM Lunch at Frankenmuth Brewery
Fmuth Brewery Relax, drink and dine at America's Oldest Microbrewery.
1:00PM Explore Bronner's CHRISTmas Wonderland
Bronner's Find yourself surrounded by sights, sounds, and the sprit of Christmas inside this wonderland the size of one and a half football field.
2:00PM Travel back to the Great Lakes Bay CVB Office