Check These Items Off Your West Michigan Summer Bucket List
When summer rolls around in West Michigan, it can feel like there’s an overwhelming amount of choices for how to fill your sunny days. Not to worry: we’ve sorted through your options and put together a West Michigan Summer Bucket List for you to work your way through.
West Michigan Fishing
Grab your rod & reel, and head out for some of the best fishing in the state. Whether throwing a line off the pier, venturing out on the big lake with a fishing charter, or fly fishing in the river, West Michigan is an angler’s favorite destination!
West Michigan Golf
When it’s time to hit the links in West Michigan, we’ve rounded up the best golf courses in the area for you. From dramatic views to challenging layouts, you’ll be sure to find a course to challenge, delight, or surprise you on your next visit.
Summer Outdoor Music
Enjoying music and entertainment outdoors is a summer staple in West Michigan! Whether you’re listening to music on a ski mountain, at a winery, on a tall ship, in a park, or on the streets of downtown, there’s open-air for everyone to experience this summer in West Michigan.
Summer Lodging Specials
With everything in bloom around West Michigan, it reminds us that summer is just around the corner! Michiganders will soon be traveling all over the state to find a new getaway. We have some great lodgings deals to share with you from the very top of the U.P. down to the bottom of the mitten!
Online Cabin Fever Busters
Locations around West Michigan have been finding ways to provide online resources to educate, entertain, and engage!
Vacation + Education
The end of everyone’s school year was full of major changes this time around, and we were inspired to see so many educators get creative about providing distanced learning options for their students. Now that summer has arrived, many destinations throughout West Michigan are blending education & vacation options, whether it’s an in-person visit, or a new experience you can participate in virtually.
Father’s Day: June 21
What better way to spend Father’s Day than exploring the different options West Michigan has to offer?! Give your dad, grandfather, and/or father-figure in your life, the gift of making memories together! Whether “dad” is into nature, food, LEGOs, or history, there’s something great for him to enjoy!
West Michigan’s Best BBQ
Whether you prefer a dry rub or to slather your BBQ with sauce, grilling enthusiasts agree that this is the best time of year for barbeque! We’ve rounded up our favorite BBQ options from around West Michigan, in case you’d like your stomach to be in charge of planning your next outing.
West Michigan’s Best Wine
West Michigan is an area known for its many wineries, producing award-winning vintages, offering inspired wine & food pairings, and showcasing the area’s agricultural prowess. Even with many tasting rooms currently closed to walk-in traffic, there are still plenty of ways to learn about, taste, and purchase West Michigan wines. Click through for some of our favorite options around the area, from virtual wine tastings, to curbside pickup and more.
West Michigan Live Camera Gallery
Check out what’s happening around West Michigan in real time! Click through to browse our gallery of live web-cams from around West Michigan.
Summer Festivals to Look Forward To
If there’s one thing we can’t resist in the West Michigan summertime, it’s summer festivals! From music festivals to beer festivals to art festivals and everything in between, there’s fun to be had and memories to be made.