My wife and I have been going to Mackinaw City for the last ten years because we both love it there.

People from all over the world travel to Mackinaw City. There are so many shops and taverns to visit.

Another reason why we love it so much is because of the Mackinac Bridge separating the two Peninsulas and we enjoy taking a boat over to Mackinac Island.

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Mackinaw City has some of the most beautiful beaches around. At the main historic beach at Mackinaw City, you get a great view of the Mackinac Bridge. In fact pictures don't do it justice when you can just stand on the beach and look at this beautiful bridge that's been standing for over 50 years.

And don't forget about the 63rd Labor Day Bridge Walk. Thousands of people from all over Michigan make the trip every Labor Day weekend to walk across the Mackinac Bridge. This walk has been going on since 1958.

My wife and I really enjoy Mackinaw City because of all the shopping, beaches, tours, even a good old fashioned game of putt putt.

They have a putt putt course called "Animal Tracks"  where they have an animal tracks guessing game at each one of the holes.

No matter where you go in Mackinaw City, you can find their famous fudge just about anywhere you go and that does include Mackinac Island as well.

Another sight to see when you're in Mackinaw City is the separation between Lake Michigan and Lake Huron. We see lots of boats and thousands of people enjoying the history behind Mackinaw City.

Are you ready to see more of the best things that take place every summer in Mackinaw City? Tripadvisor.com can help you out.

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