2013 Best of Michigan Awards

The 2013 Best of Michigan awards program is all about what our visitors love about Michigan.  We want to let YOU highlight what you, our readers think are the best destinations, things to do, places to go and more throughout the state.

From the six major categories, you nominated your favorites.  Winners are featured in our special “Best of Michigan” edition of Michigan Travel Vacation Magazine in the July/August issue.

Who Should Participate?  YOU!

If you love Michigan, thanks for telling us where to find the best that it has to offer so we could recognize them!

If you are promoting a Michigan product or company you love, or you yourself have been recognized here, we will give you resources to spread the word. The more the merrier! Tell all your friends, your family, your Twitter followers, your Google Circles. It is ok to brag!

* Click here for promotional resources to help spread the word!*


The Dates:

April 1-20 — Accepting Nominations
May 3-31 — Public Voting –  Extended to June 5!
June 26 — Winners Announced in the “Best of Issue” of Michigan Vacation Travel Magazine Available Now!

The Categories:

Best of Michigan Destinations: Click Here to See the Finalists!

  • Best Place to Take the Kids on a Vacation
  • Best Place to Vacation on a Budget
  • Best Place for Camping
  • Best Destination for an Adventure
  • Best State Park
  • Best Places to Go Mountain Biking
  • Best Place to Go Snowmobiling
  • Best Place to Go Fishing
  • Best Inland Lake
  • Best Place for Michigan Boating
  • Best Ski Resort
  • Best Place to Downhill Ski

Best of Michigan Outdoors:  Click Here to See the Finalists!

  • Best Resort for a Golf Vacation
  • Best Golf Course
  • Best Outdoor Activities in Michigan
  • Best Michigan Beach
  • Best Hiking Trails
  • Best Biking Trails
  • Best Place for Michigan Boating Fun

Best Romantic Places in Michigan:  Click here to See the Finalists!

  • Best Honeymoon Destination
  • Most Romantic Hotel
  • Most Romantic Bed and Breakfast
  • Most Romantic Place in Michigan

Best Places to Stay In Michigan: Click Here to See the Finalists!

  • Best Hotel in Michigan
  • Best Michigan Resort for Families
  • Most Kid-Friendly Resort
  • Best Luxury Hotel
  • Best Budget Hotel
  • Best Bed and Breakfast

Best Things to Do in Michigan:  Click Here to See the Finalists!

  • Most Relaxing Spa Vacation Spot
  • Best Tourist Attraction
  • Best Indoor Water Park
  • Best Michigan Casino
  • Best Weekend Getaway
  • Favorite Free Thing To See or Do in Michigan
  • Best Michigan Fair or Festival
  • Best Museum
  • Best Michigan Zoo

Made in Michigan’s Best:  Click Here to See the Finalists!

  • Best Made-in-Michigan Product
  • Best Place for Michigan News
  • Best Pro-Michigan Tweets
  • Best Michigan Sports Team
  • Best Farmers Market
  • Best Michigan Winery
  • Best Michigan Microbrewery

See the All Finalists Here:


Voting is closed!   Winners announced June 26.

Good luck!