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|
|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|
|Beautiful first class facility, located in the heart of Historic Downtown Bay City|
|5:00PM||Dinner at 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|
|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.
Monday, June 8th, 2020
|7:30AM||Breakfast at the Riverfront Grille & Lounge|
|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|
|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|
|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|
|New hotel opened in May of 2019.|
|5:30PM||Dinner, Entertainment and Free Exploration Time at Midland Center for the Arts|
|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|
|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|
|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|
|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|
|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|
|Enjoy over 50,000 sq. ft. of aquatic fun with our two indoor waterparks.|
|5:00PM||Dinner at 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|
|Relax, drink and dine at America's Oldest Microbrewery.|
|1:00PM||Explore Bronner's CHRISTmas Wonderland|
|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|