Cybersecdn- As the first snowflakes fall and winter settles over Michigan, people start to long for cozy cabins, roaring fires, and fun things to do outside. If you’re looking for a romantic trip, fun with the family, or time to relax by yourself, the Mitten State has a wide range of winter weekend getaways to choose from. Bring your gloves, your friends and family, and your sense of adventure, and let’s visit some of Michigan’s winter wonders:
For the Romantic Escapists:
Horse-Drawn Carriage Ride and Candlelit Dinner on Mackinac Island: Take a horse-drawn carriage ride through snow-covered streets lit up with candles. End the night with a cozy dinner by the fire at a charming island restaurant.
Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore’s Stargazing Retreat: Get warm for a cross-country ski or snowshoe hike at night under the stars that ends in a cozy house with a fire and stunning views.
The Art and Wine Getaway in Saugatuck: Enjoy the arts and delicious food while you visit Saugatuck’s galleries and cozy wine bars. Stay in a B&B on the water and enjoy the peaceful winter beauty of Lake Michigan.
For those looking for family fun:
Traverse City’s Winter Carnival Extravaganza: See bright ice sculptures, ice skating, snow tubing, and parades in the winter. In shops and eateries in the area, you can warm up with hot cocoa and tasty treats.
Frankenmuth’s Bavarian Winter Wonderland: Frankenmuth’s Bavarian Inn Lodge has an indoor water park, Christmas shops, and a lively atmosphere that will take you to Europe. You can eat traditional German food and watch a magical show of winter lights.
Take part in Crystal Mountain Resort’s Ski and Stay Adventure: ski or snowboard downhill for a thrilling experience, then spend the evenings in your ski-in/ski-out condo by the campfire. Snowshoeing, tubing, and ice dancing are all fun things to do with your family.
Those Who Want to Be Alone:
Nature Retreat at Tahquamenon Falls State Park: Get away from it all and enjoy the frozen beauty of Tahquamenon Falls. You can hike on snow-covered trails, look at the frozen falls, and unwind in a warm cabin in the middle of the winter woods.
Winter Photography class at Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore: Take pictures of Pictured Rocks’ beautiful winter scenery in a guided photography class. Get outside, learn new things, and come back with beautiful pictures to treasure.
Detroit’s Museum and Theater Crawl: Get lost in the city’s culture center. Visit world-class museums, see a play or show, and enjoy delicious meals by yourself.
Bonus Tip: For more fun, check out the local winter events, snowmobile trails, and cozy breweries. Check the weather and book your accommodations ahead of time, especially during the busiest times of the year.
No matter where you want to go this winter, Michigan has the right place for you to go. So pack your bags, enjoy the magic of the season, and make memories that will last a lifetime in the Mitten State’s winter beauty.