Mackinac Island among Expedia’s Most Tourist-Friendly Cities in the U.S.


We’re thrilled to say there’s one more reason to plan your next vacation to Mackinac Island: the travel booking site Expedia has named Mackinac among the top 13 “Most Tourist-Friendly Cities in the U.S.”

That’s no surprise to anyone who has previously visited. After all, Mackinac thrives on its identity as a destination catering to our visitors and your vacation dreams. Tourism is our business and in summary, Mackinac welcomes the travel season with open arms and treasures the experiences made by each and every guest.

Expedia notes, “there’s a reason you want to go where everybody’s always glad you came – it just feels nice.”

Here’s what else Expedia says about why Mackinac Island is a perfect location for your next vacation:

“Storybook charm is everywhere on Mackinac Island, where the Grand Hotel is the eye-catching centerpiece of this unique getaway. Leave no page unturned while in town; a Mackinac Revealed tour will introduce you to all the people, nature, island history, and horses. Yep, this place is so quaint horse-drawn carriage is the main mode of transportation. Visit Cindy’s Riding Stable to ride your own steed, or visit Great Turtle Kayak Tours if you prefer to explore by water. Let your imagination wander at the Original Butterfly House & Insect World, and don’t forget to treat yourself (at least once) to some Original Murdick’s Fudge before you make your way back to reality.”

The iconic Grand Hotel may be the “eye-catching centerpiece” of Mackinac Island, but it’s the overall quantity and quality of the island’s hotels, resorts, cottages and B&Bs that Expedia says merits five stars and makes Mackinac one of the country’s most-inviting vacation spots.

From the great selection of overnight lodging to the diverse offerings of tours, amenities and things to do, Expedia says Mackinac goes above and beyond to make sure your vacation is smooth sailing from start to finish.

The list of 13 U.S. vacation destinations is based on six criteria that make or break your travel experience – everything from quality amenities to a helpful tourism bureau. It all adds up to Mackinac Island being one of the friendliest tourist destinations in the country.

We can’t wait for you to experience the island yourself!

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