Time To Get Cozy In These Two Michigan Towns
Have you ever heard of the word "hygge"?
Hygge (pronounced "hoo-gah", listen to the pronunciation HERE) is about everything warm, cozy, and just a general sense of comfort.
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Think of this word as a warm hug for your soul, because here's what it means;
hygge means creating a warm atmosphere and enjoying the good things in life with good people. The warm glow of candlelight is hygge. Cosying up with a loved one for a movie – that’s hygge, too.
So basically, cozy. Hygge is all about the cozy vibes. And if you still don't get its true meaning, listen to the Hygge song from Frozen! You'll get the idea!
Now that you understand the true meaning of hygge, let's talk about which Michigan cities embody that sense of comfy coziness.
MyDatingAdviser.com recently took a look at what factors make a town "cozy".
Here are the factors that went into determining the coziest towns in America:
- Weather - average winter temps, average snowfall, how long the winter season is, and how many days below freezing were had
- Food - how many cafes, restaurants, and bakeries are in the area offering up warm and hearty treats
- Activities - what kinds of crafts, books, and parks are available to be enjoyed
After assigning all of these factors a point total, MyDatingAdviser determined the 170 coziest towns in America, and on that list, two Michigan towns rank in the top 15.
The Coziest Towns in Michigan
These two places in Michigan are so cozy, that you may want to plan a little trip this winter to go experience the hygge vibes yourself.
Coming in at number 14 on the list is...
Here's why they rank Saugatuck as number 14;
Nestled in the heart of Saugatuck, Michigan, you’ll discover a town that fully embraces the hygge lifestyle. Known for its award-winning beaches, the town invites you to savor the cozy and welcoming atmosphere that hygge represents. With scenic waterways and grassy dunes that provide a sense of tranquility, Saugatuck’s connection to nature and its charming surroundings create a perfect backdrop for embracing the Danish concept of hygge. In Saugatuck, the locals have woven hygge into the very fabric of their community. The thriving art scene is a testament to their creative and open-minded culture. Visitors and residents alike find solace in the cozy galleries, where you can immerse yourself in art, often created by local talents. The sense of togetherness and warmth is palpable, making every art event a hygge-inspired experience.
- Winter Temperature: 29.5 °F
- Winter Season: 3.2 months
- Snowfall: 80.3 inches
Holding down the number 9 spot on the list is...
Mackinac Island, Michigan
Here's what makes Mackinac Island so cozy;
Mackinac Island, cradled within its serene natural embrace, is a haven of Hygge on this car-free paradise. This entire island, carefully preserved by the Mackinac Island State Park Commission, offers a comforting retreat for all who visit. The island effortlessly embodies the principles of Hygge, with its charming horse-drawn carriages ambling through streets, welcoming fudge shops that exude warmth, and breathtaking natural surroundings that beckon you to cozy up with nature. At the heart of it all stands the iconic Grand Hotel, a beacon of elegance and comfort, where Hygge is not just a concept but a way of life. On Mackinac Island, the timeless embrace of nature and tradition creates an atmosphere of pure, unadulterated coziness for all to savor.
- Winter Temperature: 25.5 °F
- Winter Season: 3.4 months
- Snowfall: 88.9
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