Welcome to our media page where past and present accolades, media events, articles and all press-related information about the Island are archived.
For media inquires:
Tim Hygh, Executive Director
Writers and producers on assignment are welcome to inquire about an organized FAM tour of the Island. Media rates are available at most Island accommodations. It may be difficult to accommodate during peak weekends. Mid-week tours are encouraged. To inquire about a FAM tour, email us.
Mackinac Island Tourism maintains an electronic photo library of our area that includes stills and an 8-minute of reel of iconic Mackinac Island video footage.
Why Mackinac Island?
Mackinac Island is continually recognized as a top travel destination by trusted and well-known sources.
Hottest U.S. Summer Destination 2018 – Trip Advisor
A Most Tourist Friendly U.S. City 2018 – Expedia
Best Little Beach Towns To Visit This Summer 2018 – Coastal Living
Best Picnic Spot in Michigan 2018 – Reader’s Digest
5 Best Golf Experiences in Michigan 2018 – Golf Digest
Top Ten Island in the U.S. – Trip Advisor
Country Living Magazine names Mackinac Island in the Top 5 All American Islands– Country Living Magazine
Top 17 Most Romantic Destinations in the U.S. – DatingAdvice.com
Best U.S Island Destination – Islands.com
Top Ten Christmas Towns, #6 – HGTV
Top 10 Car- Free Destination in the world, #5 – Sherman’s Travel
Best Island Destination in the World, #5 – National Geographic
Best Wedding Destination in the U.S. – DesinationWedding.com
100 Best Midwest Small- Town Getaways – Midwest Living
Top Family – Friendly Beach Town – Nerd Wallet Travel
Grand Hotel- America’s Best All Inclusive Resorts – Travel + Leisure
Best Family Vacation Destination – Away.com
America’s Grandest Hotels, #6: Grand Hotel – The Huffington Post
100 Places to take your Kids – Frommers
America’s Prettiest Parks: Mackinac Island State Parks – Yahoo Travel
The Long and Shore of it: The Country’s Most Intriguing Islands – The New York Times
25 Best Places to Visit in Michigan – Vacation Idea Magazine
Grand Hotel Top Michigan Hotel – U.S. News & World Report
If you’re searching for a beach vacation with your beau, Michigan should be on your short list. You can stay at the historic Grand Hotel on Mackinac Island – only reachable by boat – or climb the dunes (and then slide back down) at Sleeping Bear Dunes National Park. Explore small beach towns, get out into nature, sample Traverse City’s wineries and breweries, or find an urban oasis in a romantic Detroit hotel. Choose a romantic getaway in Michigan here.