My wife and I are looking for something fun to do during the three day Memorial Day weekend.  We're not talking about taking a local drive to get ice cream, we would like to go to a popular area here in Michigan.

I've been doing some homework as to where we can go and I may have found some help along the way.

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I found this great website called, and they have a list of 9 Best Memorial Day weekend getaways in Michigan.  From this article, I would like to give you a few of my top choices for a nice getaway.

1.  Mackinac Island.  This is where I'm leaning for a 3-day weekend.  My wife and I love Mackinac Island.  Just think, no cars, no highway distractions, and no traffic lights.  Just a peaceful easy feeling enjoying horseback riding, carriage rides, beautiful historic homes, and let's not forget about bike rides around this beautiful island.  And to top it off, delicious Mackinac Island fudge!

2.  Grand Haven.  Another one of our favorite Michigan destinations.  Grand Haven is so beautiful with a white sand beach and Grand Haven State Park.  This is the perfect spot for Memorial Day weekend.  You can play volleyball on the beach, go for a swim, and they have a very good traditional Memorial Day parade which features high school bands and so much more.

3.  Traverse City.  Here's yet another fantastic area where you can spend Memorial Day weekend having all kinds of fun at one of Michigan's premiere vacation destinations.  Downtown shopping is so much fun in Traverse City and there are several really good restaurants to choose from.  One of our favorite restaurants in Traverse City is the Apache Trout Grill.  Traverse City has beautiful sunsets over the bay and excellent golf courses too.

You can't go wrong with any of my choices for Memorial Day weekend.  Why not check out a few more at

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