Island, Bay adventure featured in Pure Michigan’s August travel itinerary list

Don’t miss out on summer without booking a last-chance Michigan vacation—even if it’s just an overnight adventure. So many people arrive by the end of August and find that they’ve let the opportunity for a sun-kissed holiday within easy reach of a great beach area slip through their work-crazy fingers. It doesn’t have to be you.

Many tourist attractions throughout Michigan have late summer or early fall deals. Some are resorts near our favorite vacation spots. Others are cities where you can find great downtown restaurants and then drive to a Lake Michigan beach for a summer sunset.

We’re sharing Pure Michigan’s August travel deals recap. This includes savings at iconic locations like the Grand Hotel on Mackinac Island and resorts like The Highlands at Harbor Springs. Traverse City also has vacation packages for Grand Traverse Bay fans.

Here is the August list:

#1 Traverse City

Act: Enjoy the sun and savings at the end of summer, holiday packages

Expires: 09/30/2022

Details: “Take the opportunity to save on your vacation with a seasonal package. Plan a trip to Traverse City to celebrate Summer 22, ring in the fall season, and experience all that Northern Michigan has to offer. Invite friends and family for biking, paddling, relaxing, golfing, wine tasting and hiking in the area, or arrange a romantic getaway just for you and your loved one.” For more information, visit the Traverse City Tourism website here.

Kayakers paddle at Clinch Park Beach in downtown Traverse City on Friday, May 22, 2020. Cory Morse | MLive.comCory Morse |

#2 Labor Day Jazz Weekend at Mackinac Island’s Grand Hotel

Act: This package includes concerts, receptions, BBQs, daily breakfast and dinner and all entertainment.

Expires: August 31, 2022

Details: “For the experience, for the joy: Escape to America’s Summer Place for Labor Day Weekend and immerse yourself in fabulous jazz music performed by some of the country’s finest artists. Interact with the artists during Q&A sessions, then catch late-night performances at Cupola Bar and The Jockey Club in the Main Stand.” For more information, visit the resort’s website here.

Grand hotel

The Grand Hotel on Mackinac Island is known as “America’s Summer Playground.” Photo provided by Grand Hotel.

#3 Win a beer town getaway in Grand Rapids

Act: The price package includes a free hotel night.

Expires: August 31, 2022

Details: “Beer City USA’s 10th Anniversary celebrations continue in Grand Rapids with five beer-themed getaways in August. Each Wednesday, one lucky entrant will win a prize package that includes a Grand Rapids-exclusive beer experience, one night’s hotel accommodation in downtown Grand Rapids, two Culture Pass GR downloads for entry to area attractions, and a $50 Visa gift card USD to spend money. Enter only once to qualify for all five remaining draws!” Click here for more information.

New Holland Brewing

New Holland Brewing (Cory Morse | Grand Rapids Press

#4 Spend Labor Day weekend in the Highlands in Harbor Springs

Act: 10% discount on Labor Day weekend accommodations.

Expires: September 1, 2022

Details: “Catch the last moments of summer with friends and family at The Highlands! You’ll want to hike, swim, fly and bike all day! Labor Day weekend is an exciting time in Northern Michigan and the Highlands have a Bike Park Scavenger Hunt full of loot waiting to be found. Memories await – start your adventure today!” For more information, visit the resort’s website here.

The Highlands at Harbor Springs

Biking opportunities are nearly endless in The Highlands at Harbor Springs. Choose from paved routes, one-track and two-track trails, a bike park with a lift, and cross-country skiing. Photo courtesy of the Highlands at Harbor Springs.

#5 Soo Locks Boat Tour Package in Sault Ste. Marie

Act: Kewadin Casino, get a night’s accommodation, two boat tour tickets and $20 dining credit.

Expires: August 31, 2022

Details: “One night in a standard room, two tickets to the Original Soo Lock Boat Tour, $20 dining credit per room—all for just $217.15. Available from Sunday to Thursday in a standard room only. Subject to availability and double occupancy. Not valid with any other discount or promotion. Subject to change or cancellation at the discretion of management.” For more information, visit the website here.

Original Soo Locks Boat Tours

The Original Soo Locks Boat ToursInterlake Maritime Services

#6 Cabin Getaway on Gun Lake, Shelbyville

Act: Bay Pointe Cottages from $299 per night.

Expires: August 31, 2022

Details: “Towering trees line the driveway as you approach Bay Point Resort’s new Bay Pointe Woods, a unique equestrian-style venue with contemporary design features. It’s a hidden gem surrounded by ten stylish cottages, water and fire features and picturesque gardens. Bay Pointe Woods welcomes guests to a unique natural retreat. Nine of the ten cottages offer two bedrooms/two bathrooms with a living room. Enjoy a master bedroom with one king bed and a second room with two queen beds. You also get a living room with a queen sleeper sofa.” For more information, visit the resort’s website here.

beach reader

Summer 2022 travel deals are out there. Are you ready?

#7 Shanty Creek Resort, Bellaire

Act: Northern Michigan Getaways from $309.

Expires: August 30, 2022

Details: “Bellaire means fresh air. And when Michiganders say they’re going north, this is where they go. Splash around on the sandbar at Torch Lake. Ride the singletrack of Glacial Hills. Explore wildlife along the Grass River. Or play a round at one of Shanty Creek’s five championship golf courses. Just like Mom always said, “Go out and play.” When it’s time for you to enjoy the wide open spaces of northern Michigan, we welcome you to the Shanty Creek Resort for only $309 a night.” Find out more here on the resort’s website.

Hawk's Eye Golf Club

Hole #8 at Hawk’s Eye Golf Club, which is now the fifth course at Shanty Creek Resort in northern Michigan.Shanty Creek Resort

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