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Romantic Places in Michigan: Perfect for a Weekend Getaway

Are you looking for the perfect romantic places in Michigan? This list has some of the most beautiful romantic getaways in Michigan to enjoy with a loved one!

You and your other half are feeling romantic… You’ve got a weekend to spare, where better to go than Michigan? This midwestern state offers pristine beaches, picturesque landscapes, and adorable little towns. I’ve made a countdown here of my favourite escape to for a romantic getaway in Michigan. 

The first three suggestions on this list I’ve gone into a little more detail about – these are places I adore and that I think are definitely the most romantic places in Michigan. After the top three, you’ll find some other beautiful suggestions for a romantic weekend in Michigan too! 

Mackinac island 

First on my list of romantic places in Michigan, it’s Mackinac Island. Take your Romantic getaway to an island where cars are forbidden and every moves with the slow pace of 100+ years ago: in foot, or via a horse drawn buggy. This island is a veritable jewel of quaint beauty.It’s a real adventure getting there, as it’s a 3.8 mile island in Lake Michigan, you can only reach it by boat, ferry, airplane or – get this – a snowmobile over an ice bridge in the depths of winter. 

romantic places in Michigan

Where to stay… 

When looking for romantic places in Michigan, you want to make sure you’re staying somewhere romantic too! Stay in the iconic Grand Hotel, which is home to the world’s longest porch for you and your lover to stroll along. You can take a horse drawn buggy into town and dine at one of its cute restaurants, get yourself some Mackinac fudge (an institution since the 1800s) and get a snap of the two of you under arch rock.

There’s loads for you two to get up to from strolling arm in arm along beaches to just chilling in nature. This is a romantic break for the couple who want to get away from it all, and it’s definitely one of the most romantic places in Michigan, hands down. 


Traverse City

This romantic getaway is definitely one of the most romantic places in Michigan! It’s a bit busier than the previous option, but that doesn’t mean it’s any less romantic. And actually if you’re looking for somewhere with a bit of a buzz, but that’s also a romantic places in Michigan – this could be it.

With its historic town center, lake homes, abundance of watery and landlocked activities, and a plethora of wineries and cherry orchards there’s plenty of romantic things for you to get up to in this gorgeous city. Michigan is the country’s biggest supplier of cherries too so be sure to share a pie here! 

the best romantic places in Michigan

Where to stay… 

Stay at the Grand Traverse Hotel and Spa (one of the most romantic hotel and romantic places in Michigan) so that you can enjoy the hustle and bustle of Traverse city whilst still being able to retreat to the calm tranquility of the plush spa robes, saunas and couples treatments whenever you want. Try Aerie Restaurant & Lounge for dinner and soak up the panoramic views of the city together. 


Grand Rapids

Grand Rapids is my next suggestion for romantic places in Michigan for a weekend romantic getaway in Michigan. Welcome to Beer city USA, this romantic spot is a definite must see for a couple that likes to get out and into culture. You’ll find oodles of craft breweries, galleries, museums, food markets and boutiques and so much more in this final entry on our list of romantic getaways in Michigan.

If your idea of a romantic getaway is strolling through a city eating great street food, spotting vintage finds, and hopping from bar to bar In A romantic reverie – Grand Rapids is for you. 

the most romantic places in Michigan

Where to stay… 

Hotel Amway Grand Plaza is one of the most glorious and luxurious hotels in all of western Michigan. Opened in 1916, it has a huge gold leaf ceiling and two sparkling Chrystal chandeliers that make it feel like the Midwest’s answer to the Palace of Versailles. Head to the Lumber Baron Bar to sip on speciality cocktails in plush leather armchairs, basking in the glow of the fire and each other. A perfect escape for couples looking for romantic places in Michigan. 



Frankfort is a town (rather than a hotel) but it’s certainly one of the most romantic places in Michigan and somewhere you might want to check out! This town has everything you’d expect from a romantic getaway in Michigan; it’s located right along the lakeside, there’s clear water, beautiful sunsets, and those lovely historic homes too. Oh, and the Betsie Point Lighthouse isn’t far away – and that is a beautifully romantic place in Michigan to take a stroll!

romantic places in Michigan to visit for the weekend

Where to Stay…

Ideally, you’ll want to look around the out-skirts of Frankfort, when searching for somewhere to stay. In the countryside around the town you’ll find lovely B&Bs and boutique hotels. Stonewall Inn B&B is a fantastic choice, and it has so many amazing reviews online, and the outside of the property is what romantic getaway dreams are made of!

romantic places in Michigan

Castle in the Country

This little B&B is a really beautiful little property in Michigan. For me, I think Castle in the Country is definitely deserves a place on this list of most romantic places in Michigan! The little boutique hotel has 65 rolling acres of land, with incredible countryside views and landscapes to swoon over. There are only 10 rooms in the place too – so it’s very private and secluded.

the best romantic places in Michigan

Marv Herzog Hotel

Next on my list of romantic places in Michigan, it’s the Marv Herzog Hotel. This hotel looks like something out of a fairytale – it overlooks the nearby lake and the views would just be so romantic to wake up to in the morning. The local areas has Bavarian traditions and German heritage, and the hotel embraces this – so the atmosphere and service is really friendly and welcoming. The rooms remind me of alpine lodges, each offering a cosy retreat and the perfect romantic setting. Definitely one of the best romantic places in Michigan.

romantic places in Michigan.

Chateau Chantal

What kind of a list of romantic places in Michigan would this be, if we didn’t include a hotel in a Vineyard? Chateau Chantal is just that! This stunning hotel is one of the most picturesque and romantic getaways you can have in Michigan, and it boasts beautiful views, a vineyard, a beach and even interesting local history.  Oh, and the breakfast is amazing!

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Victoria Resort Bed & Breakfast

This next hotel on my list of most romantic places in Michigan is the Victoria Resort B&B. I love the style and sophistication of this resort, and it has so many amenities, that make it perfect for a romantic getaway in Michigan. The hotel is really close to the lake, giving couples super easy access to the water, and (of course) there are beautiful views too. Some of the cottages on site even come with a romantic fireplace and a whirlpool tub! A perfect choice for romantic places in Michigan!

romantic places in Michigan for weekend

We hope this gives you a few ideas on how to spend a romantic getaway in Michigan – let us know if you’ve found a romantic spot that we’ve not spied!