Michigan can make a great vacation destination if you are into getting away from it all. It incorporates miles and miles of beaches, sand dunes, lush green forests, and of course … the Great Lakes. There are four regions of Michigan which are the Upper Peninsula, Northern Michigan, Mid-Michigan, and Downstate.
Michigan in the summer can be pretty exciting with activities such as canoeing down protected rivers through lush forests, motorboating or sailing on its many lakes, or fly fishing on a scenic stream. All in all there are around 12,000 lakes in the state including Lake Superior, Lake Huron, Lake Michigan, and a small amount of Lake Erie.
In the winter, water gives way to ice for some great ice fishing and miles of cross country skiing in both the Upper Peninsula and Lower Peninsula. If you get there early enough (more towards the Autumn months) you might be able to take in some beautiful color changing aspects of the foliage.
There is a lot to see in Michigan depending on where your vacation home rental is near. The most recognizable sights in the state of course are the Great Lakes. Then there is Pictured Rocks, Seney National Wildlife Refuge, Porcupine Mountains, Tahquamenon Falls State Park, Isle Royale State Park, and much more.
If you are looking for a 'city vacation' in Michigan there is Detroit, the largest city, and Lansing, the state capital. In these bigger cities you'll find more city-like things to do with their many historic landmarks, fine dining, and cultural experiences.