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What to Do on Your Trip to Michigan

Michigan is home to beautiful scenery, stunning lakes, great food, fishing and much more. It is well worth a visit, and here are some of the outings you could enjoy on your trip. 

Visit a casino

Michigan is home to several casinos that are owned and operated by its Native American tribes. There is nothing quite like the excitement of a casino. Gun Lake Casino in Wayland has expanded considerably since it first opened and is well worth a visit with its slots, dining and entertainment. 

The harvest buffet, a favorite at Gun Lake Casino, has recently opened once again, and the staff will serve your favorite buffet dishes to you. You can also choose to play at an MI online casino which is only legal if you play within Michigan state lines. 

Sit on the front porch of the Grand Hotel on Mackinac Island.

Mackinac Island is one of the top-rated tourist attractions in Michigan. With many of the states reopening, why not head to Michigan and pay the entry fee of $10 to sit on the front porch of the historic Grand Hotel on Mackinac Island? This is the most extended porch in the world, and you can take in the views as you sit in a rocking chair and overlook the Straits of Mackinac.

No cars are allowed on the island, and you will see horse-drawn carriages that remind you of the elegance and charm of the Victorian era. Order a drink or a bite to eat and watch the ferries as they carry visitors to the island and back. You can also see Lake Huron and the Mackinac Bridge. Stay as long as you like, and your entry fee also gives you access to the shops and public places in the hotel. 

Go to Lake Michigan

Florida may have its spectacular beaches, but Michigan has its lakes. At Lake Michigan, you can feel as though you’re at the ocean without the salt. You can have sand, waves and even seagulls. The sunsets over Lake Michigan are pretty breathtaking. 

Spending the day at the Coast Guard City, Grand Haven allows you to sunbathe, walk the boardwalk and enjoy other fun summer activities. You can check out the lighthouse, which makes for some fun photo opportunities. Every year it holds a Coast Guard Festival, which has become a premier event in Michigan. 

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