Three Michigan cities have made it on a new list of 2022’s Best Summer Travel Destinations. We are the Great Lakes State, after all, so this should come as no surprise. Not only does Michigan have the Great Lakes, but this state also has numerous inland lakes, making it a perfect summer travel destination for people all across America.
WalletHub has put together a new study, featuring 2022’s Best Summer Travel Destinations. In it, they mention that the pandemic “put many Americans’ summer travel plans on hold during the past two years,” adding that “travel is much safer and much more feasible this year due to vaccines and the lack of restrictions.” They also state that an impressive 80% of American travelers plan to take a trip in 2022. As for where to go, WalletHub states, “You might have a few destinations already in mind, but your travel budget might not agree, especially after the financial difficulties of the pandemic. Regardless, it’s ideal to have fun while keeping your spending in check.”
To determine the joyous cities, WalletHub developed a ranking of the least expensive U.S. destinations that are also the easiest to reach. “In total, we analyzed 100 of the largest metro areas across 43 key indicators,” they stated. “Our data set ranges from the cost of the cheapest flight to the number of attractions to COVID-19 cases. Compared with other rankings that focus on each destination’s scenic quality, this report focuses primarily on the cost and convenience of traveling to each location as well as its affordability. However, it does take into account the number of attractions and variety of activities in each destination to ensure visitors will stay busy and entertained throughout the trip.”
So, which Michigan cities are on top? The Grand Rapids, Kentwood area ranks No. 33 on the tally, making it the best city for summer travel in Michigan. The Detroit, Warren and Dearborn area comes in at No. 60, and Lansing and East Lansing come in at No. 97. Check out the full list here, and find more great Michigan travel destinations below.