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Things to do in Michigan

From classic must-see sights to insider hot spots and local haunts, there are countless things to do in Michigan. How do you decide? Start with our travel guide and get our favorite Michigan attractions and activities—shops, museums, parks, nightclubs, coffee shops, tours, and more.

Our international team of editors and writers handpick the best things to do in Michigan to help travelers discover authentic, local experiences. Whether a hidden boutique with handcrafted products, a popular local festival, a bakery with a cult following, or a picnic-worthy park, Travel + Leisure guides the way, providing information and inspiration. From beaches and bars to cultural attractions and up-and-coming neighborhoods, our list will help you make the most of your romantic getaway, family vacation, or trip with friends. Below find Travel + Leisure’s top picks for what to do in Michigan.

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  • Acorn Theater

  • Arcadia Bluffs Golf Club

  • Au Train

  • Au Train Beach

    A sandy stretch with picket fencing, wild beach grass, and surprisingly temperate water. More
  • Backroads

    Active travel (cycling; walking; sea kayaking; rock climbing) paired with unexpected cultural experiences (storytelling in Ireland; a game of boule... More
  • Baraga Shrine

  • Black Star Farms

    Known for its award-winning wines and spirits, Black Star Farms has a luxurious B&B, farmers’ market, creamery, and stables. Try its Arcturos Late ... More
  • Brockway Mountain Drive

    This scenic byway leads to a summit of 735 feet with endless views of the jagged cliffs above Lake Superior. More
  • Centaur Bar

    Not far from Hockeytown Café, this sleek martini bar caters to an entirely different clientele, more akin to SoHo than the heartland. The first and... More
  • Comerica Park

    Like pro-ballpark stadiums in Cleveland and Baltimore, Comerica Park, which opened in 2000, has the thrilling feel of an old stadium, but with all ... More
  • Cookies on Call!

    Choose from 52 varieties, including white chocolate almond. More
  • Detroit Institute of Arts Museum

    After a $158 million renovation, Detroit’s well-respected institute reopened with updated infrastructure and galleries in late 2007. Among the nati... More
  • Detroit RiverWalk

    Wildly popular in summer, RiverWalk stretches along the water for 2.5 miles of fountains, walkways, and green space starting at the Cobo Hall conve... More
  • Detroit-Windsor Tunnel

    Crossing borders in the days of tightened security can be a hassle, but it’s worth hopping over the Detroit River for a day trip into Canada. The v... More
  • Dominick’s

    Slake your thirst amid more flora at Dominick’s, whose garden is ideal for enjoying any of the 10 local microbrews on tap. More

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