Mackinac Island: Michigan's Crown Jewel

Group 6 Mackinac Island, Michigan
Spring, Summer, Fall
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About the location

Mackinac Island is often called Michigan's crown jewel and for good reason. The island has been named the friendliest island, hottest U.S. travel destination, and the most romantic getaway. When you step foot on the island's shores, you'll get the sense that you're stepping back in time. 

While Mackinac Island is a quick ferry ride from the mainland and a great day trip destination, the best way to truly see all that the island has to offer is by planning an overnight getaway. There is plenty of relaxation and adventure to be had and a long weekend is the perfect amount of time to experience it all.

Guide Highlights

Cool Things to Do

Biking, hiking, golfing, carriage rides and more! 12 different must-have experiences to help you make your trip unforgettable.

Getting There & Getting Around

An insider's guide featuring tips on how to get to the island including riding the ferry, luggage, transportation and where to stay.

Guide Summary

While on Mackinac Island you'll quickly notice some of the unique differences from other island getaways including the fact that cars are replaced by bikes and horse and carriages. Charming and historic hotels and bed and breakfasts take the place of towering resorts and life seems to move just a bit slower. This guide features all you need to know to make your trip go off without a hitch including tips for getting there and getting around, dining guide, must have adventures, 4-day itinerary, and more! 

Featured in this guide

Local food
Photo spots
Group 31 Museums
Foodie favorites
Laid-back or relaxation
Group 14 Hidden Gems
Group 38 Bike-friendly
Group 32 Historical
Group 36 Shopping
Water sports
Group 33 Walkable
Kayaking / Canoeing
Group 13 Public transportation

Great for these trips

Cultural / Historical
Family with kids
Girls / Guys Trip
Family without kids
Romantic / Honeymoon
Active / Adventure
Wellness / Rejuvenating
Weekend Getaway


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  • Guide Architect

    Jessica Springer

    Jessica Springer

    Travel and lifestyle blogger based in Michigan. Type-A personality to the core. Love for travel planning and exploring new places.

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