Michigan

Things to do in Michigan

For travelers looking for things to do in Michigan, the state offers a wide array of water-activities. Sailing, fishing and motor boating are extremely popular both on the inland lakes and the Great Lakes. Nature-lovers can get their fill canoeing through the rivers that wind through Michigan’s lush, verdant forests, or hiking through one of the trails that snake through the state’s interior.

Hard-core urbanites wondering what to do in Michigan won’t be disappointed. Detroit contains numerous art galleries, restaurants, concert venues, four major casinos and numerous bars and breweries. The state is also well regarded for its craft brew scene, so beer-lovers searching for things to do in Michigan won’t have to look far. Additionally, sports-fans won’t be at a loss for what to do in Michigan – the city of Detroit hosts four major professional sporting teams: The Lions (football), the Red Wings (hockey), the Tigers (baseball) and the Pistons (basketball).

Walk the school’s central campus to admire the mid-1800s architecture.

Selling only the best hats crafted in Europe and the U.S. has been the single-minded focus of Henry the Hatter, which has been in Detroit since 1893 and at this location since 1952.

Eclectic lounge. Brothers Jeremy and Daniel Haberman named The Bosco for their middle school playground.

The region’s premier museum, the Henry Ford is a breathtaking repository for the history of innovation. The sprawling indoor-outdoor collection, located just a few miles from downtown Detroit, would take days to see in its entirety.

A 15-mile stretch of sandstone cliffs and caverns on the shore of Lake Superior. The Pictured Rocks’ names derived from the erosion that sculpted the cliffs into profiles, including Indian Head, and architectural formations, such as Miners Castle.

Hop on for a four-hour trip across Lake Michigan to Manitowoc, WI, home to Wisconsin Maritime Museum.

In 1903, at the peak of the Arts and Crafts movement, Detroit artist Mary Chase Stratton invented an iridescent glazing process to create high-quality tiles, ornaments, pots, and vases that came to be known by the Chippewa Indian word for “metal,” Pewabic.

At the lush, 123-acrepark, gravel paths wind past blazes of yellow, pink, and white peonies and the occasional reclining student. The “Arb” is also frequently the setting for Shakespeare stagings.

Carriages amble through historic streets with stops at the island’s centerpiece: the massive 19th-century Grand Hotel.

Korean-born Dominic Pangborn was the owner of a well-known Detroit graphic design firm before he expanded his bold geometric patterns into the fashion world.