Best Romantic Places in 2012


Best of Michigan Award Winners

These romantic getaways received thousands of votes for the Best of Michigan Awards.  They represent some of the best romantic getaways for couples anywhere in the world.

mackinac island wedding fountain

Photo by Paul Retherford

Best Honeymoon Destination:  Grand Hotel, Mackinac Island

Voted the Best Honeymoon Destination in Michigan, the Grand Hotel on Mackinac Island will have you coming back for a 2nd and 3rd honeymoon! First of all, Mackinac Island is one of the most romantic spots in Michigan, so having a hotel such as this sitting on the Island is like icing on the cake.  Arrive to the honeymoon suite and find beautiful flowers complete with champagne and chocolate, enjoy a carriage ride around the island, have a lazy afternoon tea as well as breakfast and a delicious 5-course supper each day.  What more could a honeymooning couple need?  It is like an old-fashioned fairy tale for any couple.


Most Romantic Hotel:  Cherry Tree Inn, Traverse City

The Cherry Tree Inn in Traverse City, voted the Most Romantic Hotel in Michigan, has a lot to offer a couple wanting a weekend or week long getaway.  You can check in and not leave your room because you can fix your own food in the kitchenettes.  The luxurious pillow-top beds give a wonderful night’s sleep, and relaxing with the one you live in the privacy of your own balcony and Jacuzzi tub.  During the day enjoy the lake by rending watercrafts, or just relax on the beach.  If you want romance, our visitors think you will find it there.


Applesauce Inn Bed and BreakfastMost Romantic Bed and Breakfast:   Applesauce Inn, Bellaire

This Bed and Breakfast gives guest a chance to truly relax and discover your love while your needs are met for food and shelter in rooms with extra comfy beds, fireplaces and delicious food.  It is also close to nearby hiking, cross country and snowshoe trails.  Couples might choose to take an easy drive to other attractions like Traverse City wineries and casinos, Sleeping Bear Dunes or Mackinac Island.   No matter what is on your agenda, this bed and breakfast gets our visitors’ top votes for romance.  If you are seeking for a romantic getaway, you may want to stop by the Applesauce Inn in Bellaire to see if you can discover for yourself why it was voted the Most Romantic Bed and Breakfast in Michigan.


Most Romantic Place in Michigan:  Mackinac Island  

Voted the Most Romantic Place in Michigan, Mackinac Island seems to be tailor-made for the couple in love.  The island has a old-fashioned setting, with no motorized vehicles allow, just bicycles, hiking boots and horse drawn carriages.  With the many trails and beauty that you find around every bend, you will not be bored.  Stroll through the beautiful streets to see beaches, historical places, natural beauty and even Victorian era mansions that grace the shores.  When you need a romantic getaway, you will not be disappointed with with your trip.

carriage ride mackinac wedding

Photo by Paul Retherford


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