State of Michigan.

Tips for your trips. Tourist information. Official websites.

Michigan, known as “The Great Lakes State,” is located in the Great Lakes region of the Midwestern United States. It’s celebrated for its abundant freshwater coastline, diverse landscapes, and a wealth of outdoor recreational opportunities.

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Detroit: The largest city in Michigan, Detroit is known for its contributions to the automotive industry, cultural attractions like the Detroit Institute of Arts, and sports events, including Detroit Tigers baseball and Detroit Red Wings hockey.

Ann Arbor: Home to the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor offers a lively arts scene, vibrant downtown area, and cultural events. The city is also known for the Nichols Arboretum and the Matthaei Botanical Gardens.

Grand Rapids: This city is a cultural hub with an impressive art scene, including the Frederik Meijer Gardens and Sculpture Park. It’s also famous for the annual ArtPrize competition.

Mackinac Island: This charming island in Lake Huron is known for its Victorian architecture, no-cars policy, and the annual Mackinac Island Lilac Festival.

Mackinac Bridge: Often called the “Mighty Mac,” the Mackinac Bridge connects Michigan’s Upper and Lower Peninsulas, offering breathtaking views and engineering marvel.

Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore: Explore the stunning sandstone cliffs, waterfalls, and hiking trails along the shores of Lake Superior in this national lakeshore.

Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore: Located on Lake Michigan, this national lakeshore features immense sand dunes, hiking trails, and pristine beaches.

Isle Royale National Park: Accessible only by ferry or seaplane, Isle Royale National Park offers a remote wilderness experience with hiking, kayaking, and wildlife viewing.

Annual Events

Tulip Time Festival (Holland): Held in the spring, this festival features millions of tulips in full bloom, Dutch heritage celebrations, and parades.

ArtPrize (Grand Rapids): An open, independently organized art competition, ArtPrize takes over Grand Rapids, showcasing art installations across the city.

Mackinac Island Lilac Festival: This festival celebrates the blooming of the island’s many lilac varieties with parades, horse-drawn carriage tours, and more.

Michigan is graced with abundant natural wonders, with its Great Lakes, including significant portions of Superior, Michigan, and Huron, and a smaller section of Erie. These magnificent bodies of water are even featured on official state maps.

The Upper Peninsula of Michigan houses a plethora of the state’s natural marvels, such as the Pictured Rocks, Mackinac Island, Isle Royale, Tahquamenon Falls, the Porcupine Mountains, and the Seney National Wildlife Refuge.

 

Public transport.

Information about all types of public transport.

Also сheck оut мore info: Transportation (michigan.org) • Guide to traveling to and getting around in the USA (visittheusa.com)

BUS: Major intercity bus companies include: Greyhound, Megabus, Indian Trails bus network, Michigan Flyer.

TRAIN: AMTRAK | eTicketing | Interactive Map. Amtrak provides daily rail service on three routes to Michigan, out of its hub in Chicago.

AIRPORT: Michigan has several airports, but most international or cross-country travelers will fly into Detroit Metro Airport just west of the city

FERRY: Taking a ferry to one of Michigan’s many islands. Car/passenger ferries from Milwaukee and Manitowoc, Wisconsin operate during warm months, crossing Lake Michigan to Muskegon and Ludington, respectively.

CAR: ROADTRIPPERS – #1 road trip planning platform. America’s love affair with the automobile is legendary, so travelling the United States without a car can be difficult. (*Driving in the United States)

Detroit Riverwalk | Pure Michigan Trails.

Voted “Best Riverwalk” in the country by the USA Today Reader’s Choice Awards, the Detroit Riverwalk is a one-of-a-kind destination. Learn about the attractions and amenities found on the riverfront in this episode of Pure Michigan Trails.

video source: Pure Michigan / youtube.com /

Useful websites.

Links to additional resources with useful information for planning your trip.

VISAS & IMMIGRATION.

Entering the USA can be an easy and seamless process when you are prepared. + U.S. visa & entry requirements (visittheusa.com)

USA Trip planner.

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Visit Detroit.

Detroit, Michigan: A city of resilience and reinvention, known for its Motown music legacy and a burgeoning arts and culture scene.

Yelp: Yelp is a crowd-sourced review platform that provides information on local businesses, including restaurants, bars, and shops.

AAA (aaa.com): The American Automobile Association provides a range of services for travelers, including travel planning, trip insurance, and roadside assistance, for those traveling by car in the United States.

U.S. Department of State – Travel (state.gov): This website provides information on travel visas, travel warnings, and travel alerts for international travelers to the United States. It also provides resources for U.S. citizens traveling abroad.

Customs and Border Protection (cbp.gov): This website provides information on customs regulations and procedures for international travelers entering and exiting the United States. It also provides resources for travelers bringing goods into the country.

Transportation Security Administration (tsa.gov): This website provides information on airport security procedures, including what items are allowed in carry-on and checked baggage.

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (cdc.gov): This website provides information on health and vaccination requirements for travelers to the United States, as well as health and safety tips for traveling in the country.

National Park Service (nps.gov): This website provides information on national parks and monuments in the United States, including park activities and events, camping and lodging information, and park regulations.

National Weather Service (weather.gov)