Soak in Some Style this Season

Special Advertising Section


Weekend Getaway - Special Advertising Section

Soak in Some Style this Season

No one takes summer and the array of outdoor activities for granted in Michigan. But by September, once the sandals are back in the closet, and the beach towels are put away, it's time to step out on the town.

At MGM Grand Detroit, guests are treated to the best in food, fun, lodging, and entertainment. As a four-star hotel, MGM Grand offers plush amenities upon arrival. Those who are in for some gaming, dancing or dining can head to the 100,000 square foot award-winning casino, V Nightclub, or one of the fine Wolfgang Puck restaurants.

For a star-studded casino experience, head to Hollywood Casino Toledo where the red carpet experience abounds. Check out the state-of-the-art poker room or dine in style at Final Cut Steak & Seafood.

For a more family-oriented getaway, perhaps a weekend in Frankenmuth would ease the way back into school mode. Its old world charm is always in style. At the Bavarian Inn Lodge, guests can enjoy the Family Fun Center featuring water slides, miniature golf, and more.

Of course, what could be better than the "in between" seasons of Up North. The crowds are few, and it's the perfect opportunity to explore northern resorts and communities. In Traverse City, the accommodations deals are terrific; the atmosphere more relaxed, and the golf course trees are just beginning to show signs of fall color.

Michigan summers are fleeting, but fortunately there are always fabulous escape spots to explore near and far. This fall, soak in some style. Summer may be gone, but there is still plenty of warmth to be found, indoors and out.


MGM Grand Detroit


Guest Information:
1777 third Street, Detroit, MI 48226

The Only Forbes Four-Star Resort and Spa in the Midwest
Award-winning experiences are waiting for you day and night at MGM Grand Detroit. From the moment you step into this magnificent MGM Resorts International destination, we strive to provide you with an escape that's both undeniably exciting and absolutely unforgettable.
The truth is, MGM Grand Detroit has worked tirelessly to build an experience that will truly make a lasting impression. From dining to gaming, nightlife, and spa treatments at IMMERSE, there are always Grand Times Ahead.

Vacation or Staycation?
Whether you live in the great city of Detroit or plan on stopping by on your way through town, MGM Grand Detroit is the ideal place to settle in for a bit. This is the only hotel in town to receive four stars from the Forbes Travel Guide in 2013, as well as AAA's coveted Four-Diamond award. Each of our 400 stylish rooms offers marble showers, pillow-top beds with plush down comforters, and 42-inch HD plasma televisions. What's more, as a guest you'll enjoy a dedicated entrance, a private lobby living room, and full concierge services.

It's All About the Entertainment
MGM Grand Detroit is home to an impressive collection of "must-dos." Celebrity Chef Wolfgang Puck has two restaurants here — Wolfgang Puck Steak and Wolfgang Puck Pizzeria & Cucina — while Detroit's newest old sports pub, TAP at MGM Grand Detroit, has become a game-changer for sports fans. For everyone who loves letting loose after dark, V Nightclub lets you ROAR till dawn, while Ignite Sushi Bar & Lounge, Agua Rum & Tequila Bar, and INT ICE provide the perfect atmosphere to chill with your favorite cocktail. And, of course, our 100,000-square-foot casino — equipped with Detroit's premier poker room, 100 table games, and nearly 4,000 slots and video poker machines that helped us garner the 2013 Best Casino Award from Hour Detroit — is always open and ready to play.

Traverse City


Guest Information:

For years, smart vacationers have known Traverse City as a beautiful summer destination. But this lovely place doesn't really come into its own until autumn.

Fall only sharpens Traverse City's natural enchantment, adding color to the hills and valleys; mystery to the long, golden beaches; and spice to the fragrant air. The summer crowds have vanished — and, best of all, the prices are especially affordable.

Think there's nothing to do once the summer is over? Think again! Wander down a magnificent golden beach, enjoy a round of championship golf, or amble through the shops and stores of a friendly, tree-shaded village. Cast your line into one of America's most famous trout streams, tour the breathtakingly beautiful wine country of the Old Mission and Leelanau peninsulas, or just take a drive through the most gorgeous fall display you'll see anywhere.

Experience a True North autumn in Traverse City.

Hollywood Casino/Toledo


Guest Information:

There's No Place Like Hollywood

Follow the red carpet to Hollywood Casino Toledo, where you'll delight in blockbuster gaming action, indulgent amenities, and all the star-studded fun Hollywood is famous for.

Discover more than 2,000 of the hottest slots, including the newest games and all your favorites, too. Enjoy big-time tables like roulette, blackjack, craps, and the area's best poker action in Hollywood Casino's
state-of-the-art poker room.

Dine like a star at Final Cut Steak & Seafood, where the menu includes the finest cuts of beef, the freshest seafood, and the staff delivers truly impeccable service. Feast on plenty of sequels at Epic Buffet, which offers endless delectable dishes and desserts, or come toast your friends at Scene, boasting Toledo’s largest selection of beer on tap.

Experience great live entertainment, dance the night away, or just kick back at H Lounge, where you’ll find the coolest crowd and dazzling drinks.

There’s something for everyone at Hollywood Casino Toledo.

Bavarian Inn Lodge


Guest Information:
One Covered Bridge Lane, Frankenmuth, Mi 48734

For more than 27 years, Bavarian Inn Lodge has been Michigan's best vacation destination for families! The Lodge has 360 rooms and a Family Fun Center that offers two new waterslides, three pools, two whirlpools, more than 100 games, mini-golf, and entertainment. Bavarian Inn Lodge's knack for creating enjoyable experiences for our guests is evidenced by the top ratings we receive on TripAdvisor®.

Petosky Area, Michigan


Guest Information:

The lakeside beauty and relaxed pace of the Petoskey area make it the perfect place to share time and create long-lasting memories with family and friends. Our northern Michigan resort towns offer unique shops, inviting restaurants, and world-class golf. Autumn brings spectacular color tours, as well as great rates on golf and lodging. Contact us for a FREE vacation guide.


Edit Module
Edit Module Edit ModuleShow Tags Edit Module
Edit ModuleShow Tags

Most Popular

  1. Review: Testa Barra Wows with Contemporary Dishes
    The Macomb Township restaurant serves Italian fare that is on par with the surging Detroit food...
  2. A Deeper Look into the Racial and Ethnic Tensions Dividing Metro Detroit
    From the city to the suburbs, existing segregation could be hindering the region’s progress
  3. Michigan-Made, Mother Nature-Approved Tools for Your Kitchen
    Ditch disposables and opt for reusable products
  4. Exploring Metro Detroit’s Tiki Trend
    Mutiny Bar and Lost River serve up island vacations with every drink
  5. 3 Eateries that Focus on People, Profit, and the Planet
    These triple bottom line businesses are part of Detroit’s FoodLab organization
  6. A Look at the Inexplicable Exclusion of Detroit Tigers’ Lou Whitaker from the Baseball Hall of Fame
    Writer Michael Betzhold investigates the Major League slip-up
  7. Q&A: Nancy Barr, Curator of Photography at the Detroit Institute of Arts
    Plus, information about the DIA’s upcoming exhibit, Lost & Found
  8. Ann Arbor-based Miss Kim’s Shares More Than Traditional Korean Cuisine
    Zingerman’s spinoff also serves unique culinary techniques and practices
  9. This Vegan Catering Company Celebrates the ‘Natural Beauty of Food’
    Plus, tips on how to create your own photo-worthy grazing board
  10. Meet the Makers: Salt Textile Studios
    This textile maker wants her creations to be unique to ‘here’