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Michigan’s Top 5 Winter Destinations for Shopping and Dining

Escaping the winter blahs is key to enjoying the January and February in Michigan – and we are lucky to have great destinations to liven up even the grayest of Michigan winter days! 

Going north in the winter might seem counterintuitive, but the City of Marquette has winter activities that get you outside! From skiing at Marquette Mountain or trying out fat tire bikes, snowshoeing or snowmobiling. At the end of the day, head to Donckers for a great meal!

Traverse City
Traverse City transforms into a culinary haven during the winter months. Explore the quaint downtown area filled with charming boutiques and specialty shops. Indulge your taste buds in the local farm-to-table restaurants, offering a delectable array of dishes featuring fresh, seasonal ingredients. Make sure you have the right footwear for the trip with a visit to Golden Shoes.

Ann Arbor
Ann Arbor, known for its vibrant arts scene, comes alive in winter. If you are in town for a University of Michigan athletic event, there is far more to Ann Arbor than just one event. The boutiques across the city feature unique shopping experiences – especially the Kerrytown Market & Shops! 

Grand Rapids
Grand Rapids, often hailed as “Beer City,” has much more to offer than just craft breweries. Grand Rapids features world-class museums – including the Gerald R. Ford Presidential Museum – as well as great shopping and dining. In the market for locally made jewelry? Siegel Jewelry has been in business for 134 years, and is known for their incredible customer service. 

The City of Petoskey is a destination for shopping, skiing, and dining in the winter. Hitting the slopes is an option – but if you aren’t a skier, downtown Petoskey offers shopping up and down its city center. With women’s clothing stores, book stores, and Meyer Ace Hardware in the heart of downtown, there is no shortage of shopping! 

Michigan’s winter season unveils a side of the state that goes beyond its natural beauty. From the quaint charm of Petoskey to the art scene in Ann Arbor, each destination offers a blend of shopping and dining experiences that cater to every taste. Embrace the winter wonderland of Michigan and discover the hidden treasures that make it a captivating destination for both shopaholics and food enthusiasts alike.

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