Press Kit

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
[email protected]

Press Assistance

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.

Materials Available

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.

Best U.S Islands/Conde Nast Traveler Readers Choice Awards 2018

Hottest U.S. Summer Destination 2018Trip Advisor

A Most Tourist Friendly U.S. City 2018Expedia

Best Little Beach Towns To Visit This Summer 2018Coastal Living

Best Picnic Spot in Michigan 2018Reader’s Digest

5 Best Golf Experiences in Michigan 2018Golf Digest

Top Ten Island in the U.S. – Trip Advisor

Mackinac Island State Park was named the #1 State Park in the U.S.– FamilyFun

Country Living Magazine names Mackinac Island in the Top 5 All American Islands– Country Living Magazine

Grand Hotel among the 50 Most Romantic Honeymoon Destinations in the United States Yahoo

Pink Pony named the most Iconic Bar in MichiganThrillist

Lilac Festival chosen as one of America’s 14 Best Small-Town Festivals-  Fodor’s

Top 17 Most Romantic Destinations in the U.S. –

Best U.S Island

Top Ten Christmas Towns, #6HGTV

Top 10 Car- Free Destination in the world, #5Sherman’s Travel

Best Island Destination in the World, #5 – National Geographic

Best Wedding Destination in the U.S. –

100 Best Midwest Small- Town GetawaysMidwest Living

Top Family – Friendly Beach Town Nerd Wallet Travel

Grand Hotel- America’s Best All Inclusive ResortsTravel + Leisure

Best Family Vacation

America’s Grandest Hotels, #6: Grand HotelThe Huffington Post

100 Places to take your KidsFrommers

America’s Prettiest Parks: Mackinac Island State Parks Yahoo Travel

The Long and Shore of it: The Country’s Most Intriguing IslandsThe New York Times

25 Best Places to Visit in MichiganVacation Idea Magazine

Grand Hotel Top Michigan Hotel – U.S. News & World Report

10 Best Christmas Vacation Destinations in the United States- Trips To Discover

Cutest Small Towns in the Midwest – Best Life

12 Best Places to Live and Retire Now-Luxury Travel Magazine

The Most Romantic Weekend Getaways in the U.S – US News and 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.

10 Secret Places in the U.S. to See Fall Foliage

7 Most Beautiful US Islands

10 Most Historic Hotel Pools Around the World

13 Best Small Towns in Michigan for a Charming Midwest Getaway

The best islands to visit right off the US coast – The Points Guy

#1 Island in Continental US – Travel & Leisure

10 Best US Islands for a Family Vacation – The Expedition

10 destinations where you can ditch your car this summer – National Geographic

Best Life – 10 U.S. Islands to Add to Your Bucket List—No Passport Required

World Atlas – America’s 11 Most Magical Island Vacation Destinations

7 Special Island to visit this spring w/out leaving U.S.

Oprah Daily – 21 Summer Vacation Ideas the Whole Family Will Love

Washington Post – 7 special islands

20 Beautiful Islands to Visit within the US

14 of the Best car-free destinations in the world

10 Most Romantic Places in the US

Top Places in US for Honeymoon

Top 25 Historic Hotels of America for a Romantic Proposal

Grand & MPR in Top 12 Best Family Resorts Michigan

The 10 Best Places in US for Seclusion, Privacy – Newsmax

Good Evening: 10 Serene Night Hiking Trails In The U.S.


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