Day trips in Michigan

Michigan day trips

Every once in a while it’s nice to mix things up a little. Why not take a day trip and explore some of the great things Michigan has to offer? Here are our top three picks for day trips in Michigan.


Dubbed Michigan’s “Little Bavaria,” this charming small town is a fun destination for shopping, browsing, and you can even take a horse-drawn carriage ride. (How romantic!)

University of Michigan Museum of Natural History

This museum has a planetarium, a huge dinosaur exhibit, a big wildlife exhibit with an emphasis on local species, and much more. Take the day and revel in all the amazing attractions, you are guaranteed to find it a fun and interesting experience.

Detroit Institute of Arts Museum

People may not think “Detroit” when they think “fine art,” but the Detroit Museum of Art is out to change that. With an impressive collection, a long list of traveling exhibits, and a lot of fun offerings for kids, the Detroit Museum of Art is a great destination for a fun day browsing the sights. 

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