If the state of Michigan isn’t on your list of family vacation destination possibilities, it should be… here’s why.
Recently, the highly respected National Council of State Tourism Directors (NCSTD) handed out its prestigious 2007 Mercury Awards to tourism offices from across America and her five territories. Not only did Michigan’s tourism team win for best Television Broadcasting, it also snagged the title of Best Overall Program.
But what do these types of honors mean for your Michigan family vacation? Plenty!
This type of national recognition carries with it a commitment to continue the tradition of excellence that has won so many kudos. Consequently, any traveler to one of the many Michigan hotels is likely to be treated as if he or she were royalty.
Additionally, any locale providing Michigan lodging is going to be well aware that this kind of honor is special and can correspond to strong amounts of tourism. Thus, extra measures will be put in place to ensure that every guest wants to return for a second look at the state that’s so often compared to a “glove” or “mitten”.
Still not quite convinced that a Michigan family vacation has what you need?
Then consider the following quick facts about MI (courtesy of the researchers at www.50states.com):
- The University of Michigan was established in 1817, which makes it the first official university in the states.
- Michigan State University (founded in 1855) is the largest university in the state.
- The Mackinac Bridge spans 5 miles and connects the upper and lower Michigan peninsulas. (Mike Rowe, host of the hugely successful television show “Dirty Jobs“, had the opportunity to repaint the suspension cables on a particularly interesting episode.)
- Thanks to Kellogg’s, Battle Creek is known as the “Cereal Capital of the World.” (Go, corn flakes!)
- Michigan’s freshwater shoreline is the longest anywhere on the globe.
So what are you waiting for?