Destination: Michigan Meeting & Event Planning City Guide
By Jessie Fetterling
May 31, 2012
Long known as the Cherry Capital of the World, Traverse City, Mich., offers so much more than the blossoming trees that attract thousands of visitors each year. Take its burgeoning food and wine scenes, for instance, which have garnered accolades from Bon Appetit and Midwest Living, among others. Today, the city and surrounding areas have 28 wineries and an ever-growing number of fine-dining restaurants.
By Jane Simon Ammeson
April 30, 2012
Michigan has faced its challenges in recent years, with the automobile industry recalibrating itself, but the state, with rivers, lakes, mountains (yes, they call their green hills mountains) and lively, thriving cities, has always been about more than cars. After all, it was here that the legendary Motown sound was born and originally flourished. Aretha Franklin moved back to Detroit decades ago. Kid Rock still has a home in the suburbs. Actor Jeff Daniels lives in Chelsea, where he grew up. And such prolific writers as Elmore Leonard and Mitch Albom remain true to their state.
By Talia Salem
May 31, 2011
When people think of Detroit, they often think of the Big Three American car makers: Chrysler, General Motors and Ford. But while American auto manufacturing is a big part of the greater Detroit area—which greatly suffered during the industry’s meltdown—the region has grown beyond its original claim to fame. (Given the growing presence of the energy research, medical and defense sectors, many residents even refer to it as the new Detroit, Detroit 3.0.)
By April Miller
November 30, 2010
Bound by four of the five Great Lakes, Michigan has upwards of 3,200 miles of coastline, more than 100 public beaches and two National Lakeshores. Once there, in fact, you’re never more than 85 miles from one of the Great Lakes and only six miles from a body of water.
Learn about Michigan for Event Venues, Services & Meeting Destinations
Bound by four of the five Great Lakes, Michigan has upwards of 3,200 miles of coastline, more than 100 public beaches and two National Lakeshores. Once here, in fact, you’re never more than 85 miles from one of the Great Lakes and six miles from a body of water.
The only state composed of two peninsulas—the Upper and the Lower—Michigan offers a variety of recreational pursuits, both on the water and beyond. When it’s time to take attendees outdoors, or to a nontraditional meeting venue, it has rivers for water sports, more than 800 golf courses and thousands of miles of biking, hiking and cross-country skiing trails.
Mixed in with all of the great outdoor options, meeting planners will also find state-of-the-art convention and conference facilities, top-tier resort destinations, luxurious hotels and spas, shopping, dining of all sorts, university towns with abundant art and cultural opportunities.