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SW Michigan Makes ‘Travel & Leisure’ Best Places to Travel in ’22

The really-highly regarded vacation publication ‘Travel & Leisure” is out with its 2022 Listing of ‘Best Spots to Go”.  And suitable there… in between Singapore and St. Moritz, Switzerland on the alphabetical record is Southwest Michgan!

The ‘Travel & Leisure’ people say they ended up wanting for a combination of the two unique and easy-to-arrive at locations for this year’s listing.  Places that are out-of-the-normal, but attraction to a huge cross-part of Us citizens.

Although COVID variants remain, polices are however evolving, and safety measures should even now be taken, lots of of the locations we chose for 2022 supply what we believe travelers are on the lookout for in a submit-pandemic world, from accommodations with personal accommodations to destinations teeming with fresh-air activities.

Our 2022 listing, arranged alphabetically, doesn’t hold back, with aspirational trips as much absent as India, Mozambique, Qatar, and even space — but we’re also which includes hometown favorites, like Walt Disney Earth and its new Star Wars hotel the wellness retreats of lovely Sedona and the simple pleasures of small-city, farm-to-table living in Franklin, Tennessee. Because no make any difference what sort of trip you’ve been dreaming of, we want to assist you transform 2022 into the yr you get again out there and make it a actuality.


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Here’s how Vacation & Leisure summarized Michigan’s Terrific Southwest:

Southwest Michigan

Beach locations with ocean-like views have been at the time the major draw to Michigan’s southwest coast, but new superior-design lodging and hyper-local activities are offering us much more good reasons to go. Exactly where to keep with so quite a few possibilities? Look at the interesting new motel-turned-boutique Lake Shore Vacation resort in Saugatuck The Fields glamping retreat with new spa tents in South Haven the revamped, modern Harbor Grand Resort in New Buffalo or any where alongside the coast with substantial-contact Bluefish Getaway Rentals, which has killer lakefront residences now stocked with handmade local items. Hop on the new pedestrian/bicycle trail in Union Pier, and unquestionably store two new woman-owned standouts: the wonderfully curated Haven and Ariane Prewitt’s AP Cottage, scheduled to open up this spring. Gals are exhibiting off the culinary scene, much too, with all the things from a particular saison ale — winner of the 2021 Wonderful American Beer Festival — at woman-owned Waypost Brewing Co., to new herb-influenced cocktails at James Beard-successful chef Melissa Corey’s Penny Royal Café & Provisions, to James Beard nominee Abra Beherns’ Granor Farm, the place dinners return this calendar year in a new glass-enclosed barn. —  Nina Kokotas Hahn

A image from New Buffalo, highlighting the Stray Doggy bar/cafe accompanied the piece.

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