AOL Travel Award goes to many different types of categories in the travel industry. One category is Best Islands in the world and in America. Mackinac Island was chosen in September 2010 as Number 8 out of the ten selected American islands.
When selecting Mackinac Island as one of the top ten Islands in the United States, the AOL team felt that they had made the best decision! The exceptional beauty of the northern Michigan water, sky and land is breathtaking. They also saw that Mackinac Island is for Lovers as well as a fantastic northern Michigan vacation destination for families.
They described Mackinac Island as a "living museum" with buildings and homes brimming with different architecture style from Native American to the French and British influences spanning over 300 years.
The quaintness, the beauty, the community spirit, the location in beautiful northern Michigan makes it come together as truly a wonderful Island that is so unique it's incredible!
The AOL travel award team felt the love and dedication from the Mackinac Island community year round and summer residents plus the wonderful business owners providing such quality and variety in the Hotels, Bed and Breakfasts, Restaurants from fine dining to pizza to fudge, and could not believe all the wonderful shops and fun things to do such as the Butterfly Houses, and all the horse related activities astounded them.
If you are planning to visit northern Michigan sometime make sure you stop to see one of the Best America's Islands. You won't be disappointed and will realize that Mackinac Island is Number 1 to people who live there.
Insider Tips: The other nine best islands: Block Island, RI; Key West, FL; Mt. Desert Island, ME; Mustang Island, TX; Ocracoke Island, NC; Orcas Island, WA; St. Simons Island, GA; Santa Catalina Island, CA and Shelter Island, NY was number 1.
The AOL Travel Award has not been the only award given to Mackinac Island this past year. The Iroquois Hotel was honored with the Conde' Nast Award for best small hotel in America too.
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