It's almost summer! And luckily, here in Michigan, we don't have to travel far to get to some awesome vacation spots.

One Michigan spot is getting national attention as the top place to visit in summertime in the entire country!

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USA Today and 10Best's travel editors teamed up with a panel of experts to choose 20 must-see places for a summer vacation, and then it was put up to a public vote!


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Mackinac Island Visitors Bureau/ Canva Pro

Mackinac Island has nabbed the No. 1 spot for "Favorite Summer Travel Destination in the U.S. " in a USA Today and 10Best poll.

Mackinac Island was the ONLY Michigan location in the contest (Now I don't necessarily agree with that - How about Traverse City, South Haven, Grand Haven?) There were some other spots in the Midwest in the running though: Chicago; Door County, Wisconsin; Hocking Hills, Ohio.

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Here's their praise for Michigan's Mackinac Island,

Between Michigan’s Upper and Lower Peninsulas, you’ll find Mackinac Island, where you’ll ride on horse-drawn carriages along car-free roads, observe fudge being made (and then sample it) and tour the historic Fort Mackinac. This Lake Huron-based continental island is also home to Mackinac Island State Park, where you can hike, bike, kayak, and take photos of the local natural beauty, including the stunning limestone Arch Rock.

Here's the final results for Top Summer Travel Destinations in the U.S.

  1. Mackinac Island, Michigan
  2. Mobile, Alabama
  3. Door County, Wisconsin
  4. Mystic, Connecticut
  5. Chicago, Illinois
  6. Hocking Hills, Ohio
  7. Crystal River, Florida
  8. Asheville, North Carolina
  9. Rockaway Beach and Boardwalk, New York
  10. Shenandoah Valley, Virginia

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