Escape to the “Great Lakes State” for a weekend of romance. Whether your perfect getaway is filled with wineries, history and museums, or sports and outdoor adventures, with a variety of Michigan hotels in some of the state’s most sought-after destinations, Marriott makes it easy to plan a vacation designed to help you. to relax with each other – and their indulgent passions.
o Transversal city. Minutes from many Michigan hotels, Left Foot Charley makes its home at the Village at Grand Traverse Commons. Visit Northern Michigan’s first urban winery in the center of The Village. Featuring Riesling, Pinot Blanc, Pinot Grigio and Gewürztraminer, this unique vineyard is working with the best small vineyards in the area to produce world-class vintages you won’t find anywhere else.
or Kalamazoo. Peterson & Sons Winery features 35 natural sulfite-free wines, including a range of award-winning fruit wines such as apricot, black raspberry, blueberry and wild elderberry. It also features award-winning grape wines like Chancellor Noir and Niagara. Located in a relaxed rural setting, the winery features a year-round tasting room and gift shop.
or Sutton’s Bay. Founded in 1990, Chateau de Leelanau specializes in European vinifera and hybrid grapes, producing more than a dozen wine styles, including andante, pinot gris, chardonnay sur lie and more. The winery has an on-site tasting room year-round and is served at various wine bars throughout the state.
For a complete list of wineries near your Michigan hotel, please contact your concierge at check-in.
History and Museums
or Detroit. Located within walking or driving distance of many Michigan hotels, the Motown Historical Museum gives visitors the opportunity to glimpse into Motown’s storied past and discover how one man’s vision changed popular music for the entire world.
or Dearborn. Explore the birthplace of the American automobile (and a variety of historic vehicles) at The Henry Ford. From the JFK Limo and Rosa Parks Bus to the Model T and Ford Rouge Factory Tour, you can easily spend the day on this unique 90-building campus. After your trip to The Henry Ford, head down Dearborn’s Evergreen Road to visit the Henry Ford Estate, a magnificent mansion that offers a glimpse into the life of this auto magnate.
or Ann Arbor. With more than 18,000 African, American, Asian and European art objects, the University of Michigan Art Museum offers art and history lovers an unforgettable way to spend the day.
oGrand Rapids. From white sand beaches to dune climbing, fishing, hiking and biking trails, the city of Grand Rapids offers outdoor enthusiasts a variety of ways to spend the day. Best of all, outdoor fun doesn’t have to end when the sun goes down. Because this is one of America’s best walking cities, you can walk to dinner and then stroll through charming neighborhoods and parks on the way back to your Michigan hotel.
or Frankenmuth. If you need speed, catch the action at Dixie Motor Speedway, Michigan’s premier 4/10-mile paved oval track, where legends and up-and-coming drivers race side by side. Just minutes from many Michigan hotels, this fantastic track makes it easy to indulge your passion for racing on a relaxing weekend.
Saginaw Valley. With three championship golf courses, plus 9,400 acres with 12 miles of hiking, cross-country skiing and biking trails at Shiawassee National Wildlife Refuge, and downhill skiing and snow sports at Apple Mountain, this stunning and picturesque valley is a utopia for nature lovers.
Since no one knows the area around your Michigan hotel better than those who live there, be sure to contact your concierge upon check-in. He or she will be able to help you arrange reservations and find a variety of exciting activities to meet all your needs.