Summer Getaways in Michigan

Summer Getaways in Michigan
Posted on 04/04/2019

Are you excited to start seeing more sunshine and warmer temperatures?

As the weather breaks and you and your family start to gear up for summer, start planning those summer vacations and get ready to hit the road!

Did you know there are a lot of places in Michigan that are great for day trips? You can save some money and travel time and still create family memories that will last for years.

You don’t need weeks to explore the best Michigan has to offer – there are so many highlights that you can see in a day or two!

  1. Lake Huron Bay – The Great Lakes Bay region, all easily accessed by I-75, have some of the area’s best, lesser-known attractions. Visit Bay City and see one of the narrated history tours, operated by Bay City Boat Lines.
  2. Frankenmuth – Not only are the chicken dinners a must-have, but there’s also river tours, or wine and chocolate tasting cruises! In addition, two companies offer horse-drawn carriage rides around the Bavarian streetscapes. You can also experience Christmas in July at Bronner’s!
  3. Explore Scenic Views in Traverse City – This is a little bit of a longer trip from Metro Detroit – about 4.5 to 5 hours depending on your final destination, but the shores of Lake Michigan never disappoint! Take the family to the Sleeping Bear Sand Dunes, or drive along scenic M-22 en route to the Grand Traverse Lighthouse Museum.
  4. Indulge in Art and Treats right here in Ann Arbor! If hitting the road isn’t in your budget this year, that’s okay! It’s always a great idea to re-discover your local favorites, and find new places to enjoy. Take the kids or your partner to one of the many galleries or independent bookstores in downtown Ann Arbor. The University Of Michigan Museum Of Art is the number-one ranked public university art museum in the United States! If you get hungry, check out the Walking Food Tour by “By the Sidewalk”, which covers fun facts about architecture while making stops at all the tasty spots throughout downtown and Kerrytown.

While you’re making plans for the summer, don’t forget about your check-ups at Stieper & Brust Orthodontics! We want to make sure you can enjoy your summer to the fullest, and that means making sure there are no dental mishaps while you’re gone.  Making sure you keep up with your orthodontic appointments is the best way to cut down on braces cost in Ann Arbor.

Schedule your ortho check-up before hitting the road, and ask us about how to take care of your braces and Invisalign aligners while traveling!

We love to hear about your trips and see your photos, so make sure you stop in and see us this summer! We can’t wait to hear from you!