Saturday, January 27, 2018

8 Fun Spots for a Winter Weekend Getaway in Michigan

MT. PLEASANT, Mich., –– It may seem like December through March is just a dark and gloomy dead period in the Mitten State, where the sun sets way too early and the weather is frigid and snowy. When in fact, there is a lot of fun to be had around the state during the winter months! If you're looking to plan a trip to inject some fun into your life this time of year with your family or signifiant other you'e got plenty of options of where to visit. Check out these 8 fun spots for a winter weekend getaway in Michigan to enjoy yourself, make some memories, and make springtime come a little faster!

8 Fun Spots for a Winter Weekend Getaway in Michigan

Traverse City

Northern Michigan's biggest city still has a lot to offer during the "off-season" including great dining options, shopping, and even the Great Wolf Lodge where you can experience the most incredible indoor waterpark you've ever seen. While maybe it doesn't quite compare to the summertime, the natural scenery around Traverse City and Grand Traverse Bay is uniquely beautiful during the winter as well.

Grand Rapids

Visit Grand Rapids to admire their stunning selection of museums including the Gerald R Ford Presidential Library & Museum and world-renowned Frederick Meijer Gardens. Additionally, you'll find terrific options for food, and night life, while you can also take walks around town to admire Grand Rapids' architecture, or take in a concert at the Grand Rapids Symphony. A very family friendly town, Grand Rapids is a great place for a weekend getaway.


You can visit the Motor City to catch a Detroit Redwings or Detroit Pistons game at the new state-of-the-art Little Caesars Arena, which is worth the trip all by itself. Otherwise you can also take in a show, play, or concert at the famous Fox Theatre, Fillmore Theatre, or other great venues. You can also check out Campus Martius and all the fun to be had there including ice skating during the winter months. Or, visit the MoTown Museum to check out history of American music history, or the Belle Isle Aquarium to see incredible marine life. There is plenty to do and see in the revitalized Detroit, and incredible dining and nightlife options as well.

Boyne City

It's not just a skier's paradise but a perfect spot for a winter weekend getaway with the whole family. If skiing and snowboarding isn't your thing, you can still enjoy the multiple other amenities and activities that nearby Boyne Mountain has to offer including the Avalanche Bay Indoor Water Park, cross-country skiing and snowshoeing trails, horseback trail riding, the tubing park, and a zip line course down the backside of the mountain. Also, you can find great food options in town such as the Red Mesa Grill.


Visit Michigan's little Bavaria for a fun winter weekend trip! Stop by the world-famous Bonner's Christmas Wonderland simply to check it out and stock up on next year's holiday decorations. Or, visit Zehnder's for a delicious chicken dinner or to have fun at their enormous indoor waterpark.


Another great choice for an up-north weekend during the wintertime. Petoskey boasts more than 140 miles of forested pathways for snowmobiling and cross country skiing, as well as cute small town shopping options, restaurants, and coffee shops. Plus, Boyne Highlands and Nub's Nob are 20 min away for some skiing and snowboarding fun!


Cadillac is know for their summertime golfing, but during the winter they have a vast snowmobile trail system that spans some 200 miles. You can also do some downhill skiing at Caberfae Peaks and check out the town's newly revitalized downtown area, complete with fun restaurant options.


For a great winter day trip, visit the Muskegon Winter Sports Complex to experience an Olympic-like luge course, ice skating, cross-country skiing, show shoeing, and sledding. They have practically everything you could want to do a on a beautiful winter day in one place!

So plan your trip today to any of these 8 fun spots for a winter weekend getaway in Michigan. You won't regret how good it will feel to get out of the house and explore somewhere new and exciting! Before you head out on your trip, make sure to complete our Winter Car Care maintenance routine to ensure your sedan, truck, or SUV's internal components are up to the task and don't get worn down, broken, or disabled by the cold weather or poor road conditions.

At Hank Graff Mt. Pleasant we strive to provide our customers with a car buying experience that is accommodating, stress-free and fun! Visit us at our Chevrolet dealership located at 4580 E Pickard Rd in Mount Pleasant, Michigan 48858 or our Buick GMC Cadillac dealership located at 116 N. Mission St in Mount Pleasant, MI 48858

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