Pure Michigan’s May travel deals include beachfront resorts, big cities and more

Summer vacation planning is in full swing, but some of the best early-morning deals are available in May. Whether you’re heading to one of the Up North Islands, a resort known for its golf courses, or focusing on a big city adventure, this month’s travel deals highlighted by our friends in Pure Michigan have something for everyone Offer.

Check out the descriptions below and click the website links for more information on vacation savings.

View of the Strait of Mackinac from a balcony room at the Chippewa Hotel on Mackinac Island.

# 1 Mackinac Islands Chippewa Hotel Ferry Special

Offer: Save on your next stay of more than two nights

Expires on May 28, 2021

Details: “Book a new reservation for the 2021 season for two nights on any of the following dates and receive a $ 52 discount (the cost of two round-trip ferry tickets) for your second night’s stay. Available dates only: May 6-13, May 16-20, and May 23-28. “For more information, please visit the website here.

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Lilac Tree Suites & Spa

Photo courtesy of Lilac Tree Suites & Spa.

# 2 Mackinac Islands Lilac Tree Suites & Spa Ferry Special

Deal: Save big on your next two-night stay

Expires on May 28, 2021

Details: “Book a new reservation for two or more nights on any of the following dates and receive a $ 52 discount (the cost of two round-trip ferry tickets) for your second night’s stay. Available dates only: May 7-13, May 16-21, and May 25-28. “For more information, please visit the website here.

Cycling in Ludington

There are many hiking and biking trails in the Ludington area. Photo courtesy of the Ludington Area Convention and Visitors Bureau.

# 3 Spring Specials in Ludington

Offer: Discounted rooms and tempting packages for a fantastic spring break

Expires: May 30, 2021

Details: “Before the hustle and bustle of summer in Ludington begins, take some time to enjoy the undiscovered time of spring. Explore the changing landscape at Ludington State Park, shop or eat in downtown Ludington. Enjoy great deals including buying one and getting a free lakefront room. “For more information, please visit the website here.

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Cherry blossoms

Cherry blossom season is a great time to take a trip around the Traverse City area. Photo provided by Traverse City Tourism.

# 4 Celebrate Michigan Wine Month

Offer: Save money exploring the Traverse Wine Coast

Expires May 31, 2021

Details: “Whether you’re new to Michigan or a connoisseur, wine tasting is a fun way to learn about different varieties and discover new favorites, especially during Michigan Wine Month in May. Celebrate Uncorked during Traverse City Uncorked, a month-long event with a self-guided tour of the Traverse Wine Coast. Plan your visit with a no-corking package and save on accommodation and wine tasting. “For more information, please visit the website here.

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The Grand Hotel on Mackinac Island

The Cupola Bar upstairs in the Grand Hotel is a luxurious stopover during your vacation.

# 5 Mackinac Islands Grand Hotel

Offer: Memorial Day Weekend at the Grand Hotel

Expires May 31, 2021

Details: “Visit the Grand Hotel on Remembrance Day as we will surely welcome the guests to celebrate the holiday weekend. Be one of the first to jump in the newly renovated Esther Williams Swimming Pool. Enjoy receptions on Friday and Saturday evenings, start at The Jewel with free golf green fees, and enjoy elegant meals in our main dining room for breakfast and dinner every day. We hope to see you when we celebrate our 135th season. “For more information, please visit the website here.

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Zoo vets, staff keep animals healthy during the pandemic

The entrance to the John Ball Zoo, which was newly renovated in 2020, is pictured on Tuesday March 9, 2021. (Hope Davison | MLive.com)Hope Davison

# 6 Grand Culture Getaway in Grand Rapids

Offer: Free GR cultural pass with 2+ nights in a hotel

Expires May 31, 2021

Details: “Stay more than two nights at a participating hotel in the Grand Rapids region and receive a FREE download of the Culture Pass GR – your entry ticket for FREE general admission to the main attractions. Watch BRICKLIVE Supersized! … an amazing toy brick exhibition at the John Ball Zoo. Discover the new folk art exhibition at the Grand Rapids Art Museum, the historical collections at the Grand Rapids Public Museum and much more – show the digital pass on your smartphone. The Culture Pass GR is valid for three days, so you can fill your stay with more fun. “For more information, please visit the website here.

Ann Arbor Local Eats - Mani Osteria

Clockwise from left, Caesar salad, pomodoro ravioli, Zingerman bread with topping and puttanesca pizza with Calabrian chillies, oven-roasted tomatoes, olives, oregano, red onions and Grana Padano cheese in Mani Osteria, 341 E. Liberty St. in Ann Arbor.Jacob Hamilton / MLive.com

# 7 Book your Ann Arbor Getaway

Offer: Save 15-50% on the regular overnight rates

Expires June 1, 2021

Details: “Planning a fun trip to the Ann Arbor area is easy and inexpensive. This is a creative city full of new adventures – and one of the best foodie destinations in the Midwest. Enjoy unique retail options in our safe, walkable downtown area. Discover the tree-rich landscape in our beautiful parks. Search our over 40 hotel deals. Start planning your Ann Arbor trip today. “For more information, please visit the website here.

Charlevoix stone

A Charlevoix stone that has just been torn from the water. | Photo by Emily Bingham, MLive.com

# 8 Spring special at Hotel Earl in Charlevoix

Offer: Save 25% on our standard price for a stay of two nights or longer this spring

Expires: June 2, 2021

Details: “Visit the Hotel Earl Charlevoix and save 25% with our spring offer. Discover the newest hotel in Northern Michigan. This stylish hotel offers trendy, upscale accommodations in the heart of downtown Charlevoix in a comfortable setting with contemporary mid-century design. Hotel Earl has an indoor pool, outdoor hot tub, fitness center, chic lobby lounge, and outdoor seating. This offer is effective now through June 2, 2021. ”For more information, please visit the website here.


This picture shows a young bull moose.Michigan DNR

# 9 Thunder Bay Resort in Hillman

Offer: 15% discount on two Elk Viewing packages for two nights

Expires July 1, 2021

Details: “Hop into a horse-drawn carriage / sleigh and travel across the Thunder Bay River and through the forest to see majestic moose in the resort’s 160-acre moose reserve. Arrive at the Elk Antler Cabin, where you can enjoy a five-course gourmet dinner and sample up to six local wines. Then get back into your carriage / sledge and return to your spacious suite, villa or chalet. The Thunder Bay Resort also has an 18-hole golf course and an on-site restaurant. “For more information, please visit the website here.

Drummond Island

Drummond Island’s ORV and ATV routes are some of the most scenic and rugged in the state.

# 10 Drummond Island Resort

Offer: Enjoy a second round of golf at The Rock for free when you book a Stay & Play golf package at Drummond Island Resort.

Expires October 1, 2021

Details: “Our 18-hole championship course made of 400 acres of hardwood, cedar and limestone is a true paradise for golfers. Imagine your overnight stay in a rustic lodge room or a personal log cabin. Many accommodations and located on the water or on the fairway. After a day on the links, relax in the dry sauna. Bring your appetite to the Pins Bar & Grill and enjoy a delicious meal and your favorite drink. Dine inside or outside in the beer garden. Book your spring golf package today and receive a second round of golf for free. “For more information, please visit the website here.

Golf at the Treetops Resort

Treetops Resort. Photo courtesy Treetops Resort.

# 11 Treetops Resort in Gaylord

Deal: Stay and Play at one of Michigan’s most spectacular resorts

Expires October 15, 2021

Details: “Plan your perfect summer vacation. Play 81 holes of spectacular golf with dramatic views, contours and rolling hills as far as the eye can see. And when you’ve reached one of our many views, you’ll see why we’re called Treetops. Enjoy five nights, five fantastic golf courses and a meal card in our Perfect Week package. Participate in a spa treatment or relax by the pool and we are sure you will have the perfect summer vacation. “For more information, please visit the website here.

Crystal Spa

Crystal Mountain Spa’s lavender and mint collection is steeped in its signature scent.

# 12 Crystal Mountain in Thompsonville

Offer: Book an 18-hole golf and accommodation package from USD 89 per person per night.

Expires October 31, 2021

Details: “Benefit from the savings on spring golf at the Crystal Mountain Resort. Book our 18-hole golf packages from USD 89 per person per night. The package includes accommodation options ranging from cozy to luxurious, including course-side condominiums. You can also benefit from 18 holes of golf with a cart on one of our championship golf courses and make full use of our practice and learning center. Book your golf vacation today. Here you belong in your element. “For more information, please visit the website here.

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