Travel and Event Recommendations from Your Michigan Bank
The days are longer, the breeze warmer, and the skies are sunnier in Michigan. Summer is officially here, and with restrictions for outdoor gatherings lifted, it’s time to make plans for fun with family and friends. We talked with our team members at banks in Ann Arbor, banks in Grand Rapids, and banks in Detroit to gather ideas that will help inspire your next adventure.
Try a Michigan Lakeside or Camping Staycation
If you enjoy watersports, fishing, or boating, dive into one of more than 10,000 inland Michigan lakes. Or consider a road trip across the state to walk barefoot in the sands of Michigan’s Great Lakes shorelines. Each Great Lake has distinctive characteristics and local sites for making many happy memories. Check out Sleeping Bear Dunes, Pictured Rocks, or Michigan’s oldest lighthouse - notable landmarks along the Lake Huron, Ontario, Michigan, Erie, and Superior ( HOMES) region.
Hikers and campers can feel at home in one of Michigan’s 100 state parks, 400 campgrounds, and along more than 900 miles of trails. Fresh air, scenic views, and fireside s’mores will rejuvenate and delight visitors of all ages.
Attend Arts, Cars, and Food & Drink Festivals
Art lovers are rejoicing at the news that the Ann Arbor Art Fair, one of the nation’s best, is happening in July 2021. Many juried and local art fairs are also likely to return this year. And music festivals, including the Faster Horses 3-day country music celebration, are returning statewide.
Car buffs have plenty of events to choose from this summer, from classic car shows to Michigan’s famous (and the world’s biggest) Dream Cruise.
Foodies can sample cherries in Traverse City and food trucks in Frankenmuth, while beer and wine enthusiasts will have ample opportunities to sip and savor throughout the summer.
Find Local Luxury and Castle Getaways
When you want to pamper yourself, have a romantic weekend, family retreat, or enjoy a few days of golf, Michigan has more than one dozen luxury resorts to meet your needs. Several are lakeside, but all offer a respite from the hectic pace of daily life.
You can also visit the magnificent castles found across the state, each with stunning architecture and rich histories.
Give Back and Get Healthy
Runners, joggers, and walkers can get moving this summer in more than 50 events scheduled throughout Michigan. Many runs support local organizations and charitable causes.
The City of Detroit and surrounding suburbs are hosting many philanthropic events, from golf outings and cornhole competitions to community baby showers and picnics. Find a cause you believe in and have fun giving back to your community.
Your Michigan Bank is Here to Fuel Your Passions
Taking time to recharge and reconnect is essential for everyone’s health and well-being. If your summer plans require financial support - for the boat of your dreams or a statewide road trip - remember to talk with the team at Level One Bank. We’re ready to take your call or meet at one of our local branch offices. Our mission to make banking better includes helping you achieve your goals, including summertime fun!
“Summer vacation is sweet encouragement for your hard work with deep love.”