8 Things to do in Michigan this Summer | Travel

It’s the Summer time which means it’s time to make plans for the Summer.

I’m from Michigan, Detroit to be exact and there are a lot of fun things that you can do this Summer.

So let’s jump into my list of things you should do this Summer in Michigan!

8 Things to do in Michigan this Summer | Travel

Take a ride on the bike trolley.

If you plan ahead, decide to go with a group of friends or your family on a trolley.

I recommend either The HandleBar Detroit or the Detroit Rolling Pub.

Go camping.

Plan a trip to go camping with friends and family this Summer. I recommend Groveland Oaks County Park and Campground in Holly, MI.

slurping turtle

Try some authentic Ramen.

My boyfriend and his friends love visiting Johnny Noodle King in Detroit. I’m a big fan of their chicken karaage.

I personally love Edo Ramen in Royal Oak & Slurping Turtle in Ann Arbor.

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Check out the events in the area like festivals and concerts.

There is always something going on every weekend in Michigan, you just have to know where to look.

Head on over to Eventbrite to see what’s going on in Michigan.

Many of the events off social distancing still too if you have concerns about COVID19. I would just do a bit of research first to make sure.

Treat yourself to some delicious desserts.

I recommend visiting the Astoria bakery. I personally prefer the one in Detroit versus the one in Royal Oak because they have a bigger variety of sweets. Astoria makes delightful cookies as well as cakes and other baked goods. You won’t be disappointed.

I recall getting a strawberry cake from them (Detroit location) for my birthday one year and it was amazing.

I also went to the Royal Oak location for another birthday and had cupcakes there. One of the best bakeries I’ve ever been to in Michigan for sure!

Visit Mackinac Island.

Lots of people in Michigan take trips to Mackninac Island. There are lots of things to do there from going horseback riding to taking boat rides to fudge making. Plan a trip to Mackinac Island for a time filled with fun.

michigan ice cream

Try some ice cream!

Visit some ice cream shops like Milkster Nitrogen Creamery in Dearborn or the Michigan Creamery in Ann Arbor.

Eat a slice of pizza.

The best pizza I’ve had in Detroit that is not from a chain has been from Mr. C’s in Grosse Pointe Farms & Detroit Pizza Factory in Dearborn Heights, MI.

Actually I find that liquor stores that sell pizza tend to have some of the best pizza to be honest.

So that’s my roundup of things to do in Michigan in the Summer.

Let me know which ones you would try or have tried by leaving a comment down below!

things to do in michigan in the summer

(11) Comments

  1. It has been a long time since I have been to Michigan. I would like to visit Mackinac Island for a couple of days. I had considered that before. Thanks for sharing!


    Looks like it’s a great place for foodies. The bakery would be lovely to visit. I’d also like to try the ice cream.

  3. Sondra Barker says:

    I have never been to Michigan before and have always wanted to visit! The Ramen places look so delicious!

  4. looks like a fun list. Oh I can’t wait to travel again soon.

  5. Kenneth says:

    Maybe if we pass by Michigan soon, will try all these tips here especially for summer time!

  6. I miss Michigan a lot! I went to school in Western Michigan. My favorite event was ArtFest in Grand Forks in September (I know that isn’t really summer but it was an end-of-summer tradition there).

  7. Khushboo says:

    This place looks so nice to travel would love to visit here sometime

  8. thanks for this detailed sharing, enjoyed my read & learn much more about Michigan travel & things to do 😀 cheers, siennylovesdrawing

  9. Trying out dessert would be the first thing I would do if I was to go to Michigan, I am such a dessert lover, I would also love camping.

  10. Everything looks so good and inviting. I have never been to Michigan sounds like my family would love to visit.

  11. I’d love to go there and visit Michigan, and try these things. Hopefully after the pandemic.

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