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Seize the summer: Explore the best of Michigan

Traverse City Michigan boats docked
Traverse Bay

Michigan, also known as the “Great Lakes State” or more colloquially as “The Mitten,” is a destination with something for everyone – whether you’re a city adventurer or an outdoor enthusiast. We think it would be a great addition if it's not already on your "to-travel" list for the summer. Even better? We’ve got nonstop flights to three different cities so you can find the option that best suits your style.  


Detroit city view with seating and yellow umbrellas

Motor City has a lot of history to appreciate and plenty of modern atmosphere to enjoy. It’s the perfect size city, affordable, and has a lot to offer. Here are just a few of the options for a Detroit to-do list:  

Visit the Detroit Institute of Arts 

The collection at the Detroit Institute of Arts is as impressive as it is large. Boasting over 100 galleries and featuring works from around the world, there are plenty of gems to be found. Andy Warhol, Georgia O’Keeffe, Winslow Homer, Alexander Calder, and Vincent Van Gogh are just a few of the artists on display. 

Dive into history

Find new flavors 


Traverse City: 

Sleeping Bear Dunes
Sleeping Bear Dunes

Michigan natives and visitors alike flock to Traverse City. Lake Michigan’s sandy shores make for a perfect picturesque summer vacation spot offering plenty of experiences to remember. Some of our favorites include: 

Live the lake life

No trip to Traverse City is complete without some time on or near Lake Michigan. We recommend Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore – a 64-mile stretch of beaches, coves, and dunes that are walkable or drivable and provide plenty of excellent views.

Tour wine country

Get your shopping on

Grand Rapids:

River and city view of Grand Rapids Michigan

Grand Rapids combines outdoor adventure with all the amenities you’d want in a city-centric vacation. Its reputation for culture, and its proximity to some seriously scenic places won’t disappoint. Here’s what not to miss: 

Art installations 

Public art is on display in full force in Grand Rapids, meaning there’s something to admire around almost every corner. You'll find impressive indoor and outdoor galleries at Frederik Meijer Gardens and Sculpture Park. Downtown, take selfies with one of the many murals or enjoy a walking tour of the city’s sculptures and historic buildings. 

Craft beer

Outdoor spaces

Have we convinced you to add a getaway to Michigan to your bucket list? Get To Going. 




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