Michigan boasts many eclectic small towns and bustling cities for anyone looking to get away this fall season. With two peninsulas, Michigan is very unique compared to other mid-western states, as it’s comprised of some of the country’s most beautiful beaches and is host to great winter-time activities, like skiing and other popular snow sports.

Here are Pure Health Clinic’s recommendations for some amazing weekend getaway in Michigan this fall! Enjoy some quality time with your loved ones and make some amazing memories!


Best Fall Weekend Getaways in Michigan



Even for families and friends that can only make it out for a weekend, Frankenmuth is the perfect energizing town to visit for anyone who needs to recharge. Bavarian hospitality comes to life and is accompanied by delicious German food sampling, water parks, and festivals.

Year-round carriage rides provide a wonderful view of the falling leaves that dot the streets, and romantic boat tours are available that specialize in either wine or chocolate tasting. St. Julian’s Winery is also a must for anyone interested, and the downtown shops offer excellent gift shopping and souvenir opportunities.

Those staying in Frankenmuth will probably try to book one of the 360 rooms at the Bavarian Inn Lodge, where the European-styled suites add to the fun of the Midwest’s largest hotel games center.


Allegan, located in Western Michigan, is the ideal getaway spot for any traveller who loves the outdoors. It’s a haven for hikers, boaters, fisherman, and swimmers and the town’s historic charm is host to one of the country’s largest county fairs.

The seasonal Allegan Farmers Market is a great treat for any visitor who can make it out to see it, and the riverfront gazebo is host to multiple live performances all year long. In town, the Allegan Antiques Market attracts visitors of all ages, and most anyone walking around the streets is sure to step into the Wild West Ranch and Something Sweet.

Most visitors to Allegan choose to stay at the beautifully decorated bed and breakfast, the Delano Mansion, which is only a few minutes drive from Lake Michigan.

Ann Arbor

Ann Arbor is a well-known college town, but it has a lot to offer visitors of all ages. Multiple festivals and art galleries pop up year round to delight guests, and the town’s independent shops and gourmet restaurants are adorned by lovely parks. The town is lined with interesting art sculptures, like The Cube, The Wave Field, the Bookstore Mural, and multiple fairy doors that are sure to spark the imagination of any child walking through the town.

The Bell Tower Hotel is one of the most ideal places to stay, as it’s only a few minutes’ walk from downtown where couples, families, and groups can enjoy the shops, restaurants, and theaters.


Tecumseh is the perfect place for a small-town weekend getaway in Michigan. The historic homes, downtown shopping, and scenic landscape feed creativity and entrepreneurship for the new and old alike. It’s often considered Michigan’s “best-kept secret”, as it hosts multiple festivals year-round, including the fall harvest festival. Those who have the chance to visit during one of the art walks should definitely participate to see some of the talented local artists and patron the region’s undiscovered painters.

Multiple bed and breakfasts make picking a place to stay very simple, with the Loft and Chicago Street Suite being the two most popular choices amongst visitors. Downtown, Chicago Boulevard has great boutiques and interesting shops to step into, and the Daily Grind Sandwich Shoppe is the perfect place to enjoy a delicious meal.

Mackinac Island

Mackinac Island is one of the most beautiful places to visit in Michigan. The slow-pace and “world away” feeling puts everyone at ease, and bicycles are the Island’s go-to transportation option. Everyone moves at their own pace and takes the time to enjoy the simple pleasures that life on the Island has to offer. The town has a real Victorian feel to it, and historical venues have stood the test of time.

Homemade fudge is sure to make it onto anyone’s plate during their stay, and a visit to Fort Mackinac is a great excursion for all ages.

Visitors can view the changing colors from horseback as they ride around the islands, and everything can wrap up at the Grand Hotel, one of the best places to stay. It’s a third-generation and family-owned hotel with the world’s longest porch, where guests can admire the beautiful view of the water. The hotel also offers tea in the afternoon, dancing every night, and unique rooms.

Traverse City

Located at the head of the Grand Traverse Bay, Traverse City is a beautiful place to stay and a very fun getaway location for families and couples year-round. Miles of Lake Michigan shoreline are just a few corners away for visitors who want to relax and unwind. Over-21 visitors can enjoy delicious craft beer tasting and tour the many breweries and wineries throughout the area.

Most people will choose to stay at Chateau Chantal, an old-world bed and breakfast that’s always filled with fine wine.

Harbor Springs

The Harbor Springs waterfront community heads Little Traverse Bay, and offers excellent opportunities to view the vibrant fall foliage. Known for the famous “tunnel of trees”, Harbor Springs is an ideal Michigan getaway spot every fall season. Outdoorsy-types will also love a walk through the Thorne Swift Nature Preserve or Petoskey State Park.

Pond Hill Farm is a year-round favorite among locals and tourists, and offers wine tasting, a café, scenic walking trails, and many opportunities to pet some goats, sheep, and other farm animals.

Boyne Highlands Resort is a great pick as it offers a few pet-friendly rooms, an outdoor heated pool and hot tub, and a multitude of dining options.



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