Michigan

There's so much to explore in this state, packed with wineries and roadside fruit stands, mountains and beaches, and engaging urban destinations. Find travel ideas for Detroit, the Traverse area, Mackinac Island, the Upper Peninsula, Holland, Grand Haven, Ann Arbor, Grand Rapids, Kalamazoo, Saugatuck and more.

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Meet the Artist: Sydney G. James

Watch a short film about artist Sydney G. James and her new Detroit mural, The Girl with the D Earring. James illustrated the story about immigrant chefs in our July/August 2021 issue.

Detroit's Belle Isle Gets a New Urban Garden

A new garden by a landscape artist with a curious interest in the Motor City gives Detroiters a reason to revisit Belle Isle.

The Peace in Solitude

The pandemic has tested our appetite for spending hours by ourselves. But a long-ago beach memory drifts back as a reminder: There will always be a peace that comes in solitude.

Getaway to Michigan's Little Traverse Bay: Harbor Springs, Charlevoix and Petoskey

These three towns, all within an hour's drive, entice with welcoming downtowns plus stunning scenery along Little Traverse Bay, northeast of Traverse City. See our picks for what to do.

Black-Owned Bookstores Step Into the Spotlight

Online sales and the social justice movement are expanding the reach of Black-owned bookstores. Here’s a sampling of the vibrant and creative Black-owned book shops in the Midwest.
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A Wild and Watery Getaway to Marquette, Michigan

For most people, it takes a long drive to reach Marquette, on Michigan's wild and watery Upper Peninsula—and that's exactly the allure.