Plan Your Trip to the Great Lakes Bay

Ready to explore this six-city region, but not sure where to start (or stop for lunch)? We’ve rounded up all the essentials to make it simple!

Top trip ideas by city or season, and pre-made plans whether you’re here for a day or the weekend. Bucket lists designed for first-timers, self-guided tours where you set the pace, and inspiration guides packed cover-to-cover. Pore over each of them before you hit the road!

Things To Do

From frolicking in the waves to boarding sailboat cruises at sunset — with dancing in the streets, swaying to live music, farmers markets and food trucks all as options — explore all you can in the Great Lakes Bay this summer!

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Things To Do

Pack up the fam and hit the open road to arrive at destination high fives & smiles — and beaches, boat rides, splash parks, and petting zoos!

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Things To Do

When talking “bucket list” in the Great Lakes Bay, let’s tackle a biggie right up front: pack the bigger suitcase! Because here, you can explore six eclectic towns bursting with everything from boat tours to craft breweries, artisan boutiques, antique shops and markets — including one of the largest farmers markets in Michigan!

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Things To Do

Spend a long weekend in the Great Lakes Bay checking items off this bursting bucket list — and have a four-day adventure your family will never forget! Because here, it’ll be a toss up: who had more fun, the parents or kids?

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Go Great Guide

Once them over or hang on every mention — but consider these pages your compass to what’s most worth savoring here.

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Go Great Blog

Build your bucket-list inspiration as you travel our six inviting cities through these stories.

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Featured Trip Ideas

From bucket lists by city to trips curated for all four seasons — your essential travel prep starts here.

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Travel Newsletter

With more trip ideas than you could pack into a weekend — plus hotel packages, exclusive deals, and happening-soon events — consider this your monthly preview of memorable Pure Michigan experiences up ahead!

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Weather

Discover the depth of beauty you can only find in a place with four distinctive Pure Michigan seasons.

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How to Get Here

You’ll find this six-city region a breeze to get to, with MBS International Airport at the center of it all, and smooth access off I-75 if you’re roadtripping in.

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Visitor Information Centers

Specifically? Our local Travel Experts. They’re the ones who’ll greet you at our Visitor Centers — and the warm voices on the end of the line when you dial up one of our Travel Tip Desks.

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Social Media

Find all the can’t-miss moments to share in — plus hints about what’s new & coming soon — when you follow us on social.

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