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Mackinac Island: Michigan's Crown Jewel

Mackinac Island, Michigan

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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 Features

Local Food
Foodie Favorites
Laid-back or Relaxation
Water Sports
Photo spots
Hidden Gems
Public Transportation


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! 


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