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Top Things to Do for Girls Weekend

Could you use a little break? An escape from the routine?

Why not get the girls together for a weekend on Mackinac Island!?!Image link to infographic showing top things to do on Girls Weekend on Mackinac Island

Just like Mackinac Island is a great place for a Guys Weekend, it’s an ideal spot for you and your gal pals to get away for a few nights.

Here are just eight of the ways to have a blast on a girls’ weekend to Mackinac Island (with price range of the activities in parentheses):

Lunch on the Mackinac Island Waterfront

There’s a lot of history and horses on Mackinac Island. There’s also a never-ending supply of Three young women pose for a photo on Mackinac Island’s Main Street on a sunny day with water in the background. incredible natural beauty. Some of the best places to soak in the spectacular views are the two dozen Mackinac Island bars and restaurants that offer outdoor dining ($-$$$). Many of them have seating right on the water! Lunch with a view is a fantastic way to start your weekend on Mackinac Island. And for dessert? World-famous Mackinac Island fudge!

Shopping on Mackinac Island

On Mackinac Island, Main and Market streets right downtown are full of interesting shops, one-of-a-kind boutiques and fascinating art galleries ($-$$$). So are Surrey Hill, the Mission District and Grand Hill. Check out the Ultimate Guide to Mackinac Island Shopping and spend the afternoon browsing. You just might find that perfect something you didn’t even know you were looking for!

Head to the Spa-ahhh on Mackinac Island

After spending the afternoon walking around from store to store (and maybe a fudge shop or two), it’s time to treat yourself with a relaxing visit to a Mackinac Island spa ($-$$$). Astor’s Salon and Spa at Grand Hotel, Lakeside Salon and Spa at Mission Point Resort and Mackinac Wellness all offer a wide range of services to unwind any stress and rejuvenate your body and mind!

Enjoy Afternoon Tea at Mackinac Island’s Grand Hotel

If you hit the spa one day, then you can visit Grand Hotel the next. Even if you’re not staying overnight at Mackinac Island’s most iconic resort, you still can enjoy a self-guided tour of the grounds and the hotel, including a stroll along the world’s longest porch ($). Non-guests also are welcome to take part in the Afternoon Tea ($$), a bygone tradition that’s alive and well on historic Mackinac Island!

Explore Mackinac Island State ParkTwo women pedal bikes along a tree-lined section of road around Mackinac Island.

If your group is looking for some action, then check out the many miles of trails inside Mackinac Island State Park. You can hike to picturesque sights including Arch Rock, Sugar Loaf and Fort Holmes for free. Or rent a bike and pedal all the way around Mackinac Island ($) on M-185, the country’s only state highway with no automobiles! Another distinctive outdoor experience on Mackinac Island is horseback riding ($$). Saddle up for a guided tour or head down the trail on your own.

Take a Private Carriage Tour of Mackinac Island

Both on the trails of Mackinac Island State Park and throughout town, you’re never far from the soothing clip-clop of horse hooves. In fact, a narrated horse-drawn carriage tour of Mackinac Island ($$) is one of the most popular visitor activities. Did you know you can book a private carriage tour just for your group? Your personal driver will point out Mackinac Island sights and answer your questions, while recommending the best places to snap photos along the way.

Mackinac Island Nightlife

As much as there is to do during the day on Mackinac Island, things really rev up after dark. There are bars and restaurants all over Mackinac Island ($-$$$), including many with live entertainment. And with no cars, there’s no need for a designated driver.

Sunset Cruise Around Mackinac Island

Why not kick your night off with a special Mackinac Island experience? Take a Mackinac Island Sip ‘n Sail Cruise ($$) and see the breathtaking sunset from the water. There are beverages and entertainment on board. And if the weather permits, you’ll cruise right under the mighty Mackinac Bridge!


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