Thanks to our Great Lakes, there’s no shortage of Michigan beach towns to visit. These towns throughout the state have made waves among national publications as being among the best.
1. Traverse City
Among Reader’s Digest’s 15 most underrated American cities worth a visit; home to one of Architectural Digest’s 39 most beautiful main streets across America; and No. 1 on Wallet Hub’s list of the best lake beach towns to live in.
Among House Beautiful’s 50 best U.S. cities to visit that look just like Europe and Architectural Digest’s 55 most beautiful small towns in America.
3. Grand Haven
One of Trips to Discover’s 16 best small beach towns in the U.S. for summer.
4. South Haven
One of WorldAtlas’ 15 most beautiful towns in America.
One of Travel + Leisure’s 15 best lake towns in America.
Among Thrillist’s 20 greatest beach towns in America.
7.Charlevoix, Harbor Springs, Ludington, Petoskey, Saugatuck, South Haven, and Empire
Among WorldAtlas’ nine cutest small towns in Michigan.
8. Munising, Grand Haven, Petoskey, Saugatuck, and St. Joseph
Among WorldAtlas’ nine most underrated towns in the Great Lakes region.
This story is from the July 2023 issue of Hour Detroit magazine. Read more in our digital edition.