Winter is at its peak! Enjoy the snow and look forward to what’s next

Winter is at its peak! Enjoy the snow and look forward to what’s next

Pure Michigan | Michigan Economic Development Corporation

We’ve gotten a lot of snow all across Michigan in the past couple weeks and our state is as beautiful as ever. It is an ideal time to get out and enjoy the winter activities that make this time of year where we live so special.

It’s also time to start looking ahead to the next season of fun and book your spring and summer adventures in the Mitten State. Fortunately, many Michigan destinations are offering money-saving offers right now both for winter excursions and warmer-weather recreation.

In our Pure Michigan Featured Deals for February you’ll find a luxury getaway to Mackinac Island’s historic Grand Hotel, which has an April opening that will be here soon! If you book the hotel’s Simply Grand Package now, you’ll get a bonus resort credit to use at Grand Hotel restaurants and shops or on resort activities. And since we’re in the “month of love,” you can make a Simply Grand Package the perfect gift for your valentine by topping it off with a Touch of Romance basket that’s filled with a bottle of wine, flowers, world-famous Mackinac Island fudge and a card.

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Of course, there’s still time for a winter getaway, too, either just the two of you or an entire family. But Mother Nature won’t keep sending snow for long. The groundhog says we only have a few more weeks of winter left!

skier shushing through fresh snow in MichiganIf you haven’t yet hit the ski slopes or taken the kids tubing, then make a plan today to do that before the snow’s gone. You can tube and go downhill or cross-country skiing – and save money too! – with lodging rates as low as $119 a night with the “Bellaire Means Fresh Air” deal at Shanty Creek Resort. At Trout Creek Condominium Resort in Harbor Springs near the Nubs Nob and Boyne ski areas, you can get a third night for free and warm up by the fireplace after each day of outdoor winter recreation.

With pandemic restrictions on indoor dining now relaxed, you can add nice sit-down dinners to your trip. Explore the incredible diversity of dining options in Ann Arbor while escaping for a night or two at any of 40-plus hotels offering rates starting at $89 a night. Or book a Traverse City Escape Package and get discounted lodging plus coupons for attractions, shopping, dining and drinks at some of Michigan’s best wineries and craft breweries.

For a more intimate dining experience, look at this amazing Dine-In deal at The Townsend Hotel in the walkable upscale community of Birmingham, where a night’s skis, snowshoes, and walking polesstay comes with a $75 room service credit and valet parking. And if you’re looking to escape from the world for a while to enjoy a unique nature-centric retreat, how about a winter cottage getaway to southwest Michigan’s picturesque Bay Pointe on Gun Lake?

Winter only comes once a year. Fortunately, there’s still time to make this winter extra special! And as you plan ahead for spring and summer, be sure to explore the wide variety of ways to shop, eat and stay local right here in our Pure Michigan.

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