For the thrill-seeker
What: Cedar Point
Where: Sandusky, Ohio
Cedar Point is the supreme theme park for those who like rollercoasters. You can also see some shows and go to the beach but Cedar Point is most-appreciated by the real thrill-seeker. Cedar Point has Valravn, a new coaster. Among those records, Valravn is said to be the tallest, fastest and longest dive coaster.
Travel time from Ann Arbor: Around two hours
For the theater lover
What: Stratford Festival
Where: Stratford, Ontario, Canada
This festival started in the 50s as a way to celebrate the works of Shakespeare. Over the years, the festival has expanded to include other theatrical works with the classic Shakespeare plays. Shows include Shakespeare’s “Macbeth” and “As You Like It,” and other offerings like “A Chorus Line” and “The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe.”
Travel time from Port Huron: Less than two hours
For the shopping addict
What: Shipshewana, Indiana
The town, just south of the Michigan border, is rich with Mennonite and Amish culture and a hit with tourists. Don’t forget to bring your coins since Shipshewana is known for its shops, auctions, and flea market. If you want to give your wallet a break, go to the area’s museums, parks, and theatres.
Travel time from Kalamazoo: About an hour
For those who love the big lake
What: Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Your car and then a big, huge ferry that lets you cross Lake Michigan. Take a trip to Milwaukee. You could drive around the lake to get there but it’s more fun to drive your car onto a ferry and take a break from road travel while you adore the view. The ferry ride is a great but there is also lots to look forward to once it is over. Milwaukee offers culture, nightlife, sporting events and more.
Travel time from Muskegon: The ferry ride from Muskegon to Milwaukee is 2 ½ hours