Michigan is an amazing state. There’s nothing quite like it in all honesty. During the summertime, it gets to be as hot as Florida. You have amazing sunny days and can spend your days at the pool or beach when you are not at the office or in school. During the wintertime, it is a scene straight out of A Charlie Brown Christmas. It’s a truly different experience than anywhere else. In between those two seasons, you have both the springtime and fall weather. It is quite fun to experience the weather getting warmer right before the summer just in time for Easter and to spend time at a cider mill as the leaves change. If you are a true Michigander, to live and work anywhere else, it would be unfathomable.
The wolverine state has a great number of places to check out. Throughout the state, you can find yourself having many adventures. You will end up in big cities and small towns alike. Some are industrialized while others look just like a tropical paradise. All around, there’s something here for everyone that will improve your life as every day goes by. Here are some places that will make you wonder why you do not live in Michigan:
1.) Detroit. The birthplace of the automotive industry, this city had a 2017 estimated population of 673,104. There’s no shortage of things you can find to do in Detroit or its surrounding areas. You could go to a baseball game. Maybe, you are in the mood to catch a play or concert. You may have the opportunity to go check out some of the waterfronts. It’s always a great time to go fishing or boating during the summertime. If you are an automobile lover, there’s nothing better than the North American International Auto Show. Trust us, this is one of the best places to check out in Michigan.
2.) Kalamazoo. Have you ever heard the song I’ve Got a Gal in Kalamazoo by Glen Miller? Well, it was written to highlight this great city. Not only is it home to two great colleges, Kalamazoo College and Western Michigan University, but it also has some great places to go eat too. Take a stroll through the quaint downtown or stay the night at one of the city’s fine hotels. During the school year, you will see this city light up as you’ve never seen a city before. Take the chance to see it happen before your eyes.
3.) Traverse City. This is probably the closest thing you will get to Florida in Michigan. Not only is the city filled with hotels, inns, and motels, but it has some of the most beautiful waterfronts you will ever see. During the summertime, it is filled with people from all over coming to see the city. Not only does it have great beaches but the restaurants and nightlife are second to none. Any person who visits it will be sure to have fond memories of it. There’s no doubt you will want to go back again.
4.) East Lansing. It’s another college town, yes, but it is one that will leave you a ton of memories if you like college sports and good friends. As long as you are not from Ann Arbor and the University of Michigan, you will be welcomed with open arms. Wear green and white and you will be treated as a hero. There are some fantastic places in East Lansing to check out. You will not be disappointed when the leaves change during fall and it will be an exciting trip for you.
5.) Ann Arbor. Home to the University of Michigan, it is not only a great city for learning but it is a fantastic city to live in. When it is warmer, you will find people out on the Huron River. It is pretty popular to go kayaking or canoeing on the river. For those who are interested in being part of a city with a great culture, this is definitely that has plenty of that. Only half an hour from metro Detroit, this city can be another place for you to live, if you want to be in a city near Detroit that has its own identity. Check it out. It will be well worth your while.
6.) Harbor Springs. This is another great destination up in northern Michigan. Home to a great deal of beautiful realty and fantastic restaurants out on the town, you will not have a bad time being here. If you are a fan of golf, there are a great many golf courses to play and experience while enjoying your time there. With a great deal to enjoy while you are here, you will have a memorable experience while you are there.
With so much to do and experience, there is nothing you cannot do while in Michigan. Regardless of the season, you will build memories here and find yourself thinking of it fondly thereafter. The thing that keeps Michigan pure is its spirit and sense of authenticity. You will return here again and again. Begin the trip and start seeing all of the different areas you can check out.