100 Best Midwest Small-Town Getaways
Michigan's landmarks and lakeshores
Manistee The Victorian downtown connects to Lake Michigan by a boardwalk (left) .
Frankenmuth "Little Bavaria" has chicken-dinner restaurants, the world's largest Christmas store (Bronner's) and year-round festivals.
Marshall It takes a weekend to see all the significant buildings (850) in this designated National Historic Landmark District. The Honolulu House is a highlight.
Munising This laid-back village rests next to Lake Superior and the Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore.
South Haven On the shores of Lake Michigan, this town has beaches within walking distance of downtown and inns, plus fresh foods at the edge of wine country.
Leland/Suttons Bay On the Leelanau Peninsula near Traverse City, this area showcases the lake's bounty: fresh fish, views and local wines.
Copper Harbor Along one of the region's best drives, you'll find a Lake Superior harbor and lighthouse tours.
Chesaning July's Showboat Festival brings big-name performers.