Mackinaw City
A Popular Vacation Spot For Everyone!

Mackinaw City Michigan is a popular family vacation spot in northern Michigan.

Mackinaw City is in beautiful northern Michigan. It is not just the home of the Mighty Mackinac Bridge or the premier town to catch a ferry to beautiful Mackinac Island but also a wonderful vacation spot for families or a romantic getaway from the kids!

Why Is Mackinaw City So Popular?

The location of this small town community is on the shores of both Lake Huron and Lake Michigan in an area commonly called the Straits of Mackinac.

There is so much to see and do that it has become one of Michigan's most popular tourist destination and perhaps in the United States as well. If you love Great Lakes boating the in-town marina is a perfect place to dock your boat! From its docks you can walk around the town, catch a ferry to Mackinac Island or just enjoy the museums, shops and restaurants.

If you enjoy history than this town is definitely the vacation spot for you! The village itself is not only the home of the historical Fort Michilimackinac, a living history museum but also Old Mackinac Point Lighthouse that's just a short walk from the Fort.

After enjoying the village itself you can jump in your car and drive a short distance to Mill Creek to learn about the logging industry and to try your hand at the Zip-Line or the popular rock climbing wall.

Check out all the terrific Mackinaw City hotels that offer great value to families on a budget! Of course, you can always head over to stay the night at one of the more expensive Mackinac Island hotels while on your northern Michigan vacation.

Insider Tip: A great family restaurant (does not serve liquor) is Darrow's. The food is homemade and the PIE is absolutely scrumptious. Kathy suggests you order your piece of pie with your meal or you might find your favorite choice is gone by the time you finish eating your lunch or dinner.

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