Give the gift of Mackinac Island: Take advantage of holiday specials

It’s almost Black Friday! That means it’s a great time to plan your trip to Mackinac Island because many places to stay, restaurants and shops – and ferry boat companies, too! – are offering holiday specials. You can get bonus Two Young Boys Riding on Bikes on Highway Overlooking Waters Surrounding Mackinac Islandcash on purchases of gift certificates, for example, making your money go even farther. In some cases, you can even get free slices of world-famous Mackinac Island fudge when you buy a gift card!

You can find discount details and promo codes here.

Need ideas for a physical present to go with some Mackinac Island gift cards for the holidays? Here you go!

  • With a ban on cars for the past 100-plus years, Mackinac Island has evolved into a bicycler’s paradise. How about some biking accessories to get excited about your trip next year? Biking apparel and gloves are a good match for serious cyclists. Or, maybe a cute little handlebar basket for someone who likes to cruise around. Better yet, how about a brand-new bike?!?


  • From Skull Cave to Fort Mackinac to the Biddle House and Mission Church, Mackinac Island oozes history. Part of the charm of one of the Best Family Vacations in the Midwest is that it looks and feels a lot like it did 150 years ago! But who was on Mackinac Island in the 18th and 19th centuries? What was life like? If there’s a history buff on your gift list, a Mackinac Island history book could be just the thing to whet their appetite for next year’s visit. Not only was Mackinac Island the site of a battle in the War of 1812, but it was an important depot in the fur trade and later became home to America’s second national park. Check out the selection of books from Mackinac State Historic Parks and the Island Book Store.

Selection of Chocolate Fudge with Nuts in Display Case at Shop on Mackinac Island

  • Of course, you can’t go wrong with fudge! There’s still time to place an order and have the delicious northern Michigan delicacy delivered to your door in time for holiday parties. Joann’s Fudge, Murdick’s Fudge, and Ryba’s Fudge all offer holiday fudge delivery. Some other downtown Mackinac Island boutiques, galleries, and shops also are ready to ship out your last-minute purchases of unique Mackinac Island items to get you excited about your trip next year.

If you’re not already planning to make a New Year’s resolution about taking ALL of your allotted vacation time from work next year, then at least promise to spend a few days on Mackinac Island. It’ll do your body, heart, mind, and soul good!

There’s a lot of deals to be had on Black Friday, Small Business Saturday and Cyber Monday. But they all expire soon, so get planning your visit to Mackinac Island!

And if you can’t wait until the new year to visit Mackinac Island, then come on up between the holidays. Winter on Mackinac Island makes for an extraordinary experience that’s much different than you’d have in the spring, summer, or fall, yet no less special. Wouldn’t it be great to ring in New Year’s on Mackinac Island? Go ahead and make a reservation for a memorable end to this year, too!

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