12 Photos That Will Make You Want to Go to Michigan Right Now

When people think of Michigan, they don't think of a vacation destination. They think of Flint's water contamination and the failing auto industry. But Michigan is so much more than that. 

It has the longest freshwater shore in the world. and it has more shoreline than any other state besides Alaska. You're never more than eighty-five miles from a Great Lake at any point in the state. 

It's one of the top five states for breweries. The oldest ginger ale hails from Michigan and it's the birthplace of cornflakes. And you can't forget about the Coney, the hot dog covered in ground beef sauce. 

Oh, and Iggy Pop is from Michigan.

Beer flight from Brewery Vivant in Grand Rapids, Michigan.  Featured beers: farmhouse ale, tropical saison, lange wapper (buckwheat beer), and contemplation golden.

Beer flight from Brewery Vivant in Grand Rapids, Michigan.  Featured beers: farmhouse ale, tropical saison, lange wapper (buckwheat beer), and contemplation golden.

Walk around the lagoon at the Kalamazoo Nature Reserve. Just remember to wear bug spray.

Walk around the lagoon at the Kalamazoo Nature Reserve. Just remember to wear bug spray.

Entrance to the Grand Rapids Public Museum. One of the best museums I've been to in a long time. 

Entrance to the Grand Rapids Public Museum. One of the best museums I've been to in a long time. 

You can enjoy a cafe miel, or honey latte, at almost any independent coffee shop in Grand Rapids. 

You can enjoy a cafe miel, or honey latte, at almost any independent coffee shop in Grand Rapids. 

The seemingly endless view of Lake Michigan at Sleeping Bear Dunes National Seashore. 

The seemingly endless view of Lake Michigan at Sleeping Bear Dunes National Seashore. 

Love Christmas or kitsch? Then head over to the World's Largest Christmas Store in Frankenmuth.

Love Christmas or kitsch? Then head over to the World's Largest Christmas Store in Frankenmuth.

Beautiful flowers year round at the Meijer Gardens.

Beautiful flowers year round at the Meijer Gardens.

Mackinac Bridge connecting the two peninsulas of Michigan is the world's 19th longest main span and the longest suspension bridge between anchorages in the western hemisphere.

Mackinac Bridge connecting the two peninsulas of Michigan is the world's 19th longest main span and the longest suspension bridge between anchorages in the western hemisphere.

Try uniquely Michigan products like these cocktail syrups or their bourbon smoked maple syrup. Michigan is also known for its cherries. 

Try uniquely Michigan products like these cocktail syrups or their bourbon smoked maple syrup. Michigan is also known for its cherries. 

Explore the beautiful forests on this scenic drive through Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore. 

Explore the beautiful forests on this scenic drive through Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore. 

Enjoy tasty breakfasts like this corned beef egg's benedict from Anna's House in Grand Rapids. 

Enjoy tasty breakfasts like this corned beef egg's benedict from Anna's House in Grand Rapids. 

The natural arch at Mackinac Island is one of numerous tourist attractions on this adorable island in Lake Huron. 

The natural arch at Mackinac Island is one of numerous tourist attractions on this adorable island in Lake Huron.