Top 25 New Places to Stay, Eat and Play: 2012
Mackinaw City, Michigan: Headlands International Dark Sky Park
An unbelievable blanket of twinkly stars draws visitors to a 600-acre county park alongside Lake Michigan that, last year, became the world's ninth International Dark Sky Park.
Years without development kept the sky free of light pollution; now, it feels like an outdoor planetarium. At free programs alongside a bonfire, you'll hear cool tales likely to leave you wondering just what those ancient Greeks were drinking (231/348-1704; emmetcounty.org/darkskypark/).