Discover Great Lakes & Great Getaways! – Check Out Michigan Travel Ideas Magazine – Available at

There’s so much to see and do in the Great Lakes State

LANSING, Mich., Feb. 7 /PRNewswire/ — Michigan is filled with travel destinations to meet everyone’s tastes and vacation desires. From historical sites honoring Michigan’s Native American Culture, to adventure sporting at white water rafting excursions, to fine dining and theater in downtown Detroit, the choices are endless. The 2005 edition of Michigan Travel Ideas, the official State of Michigan Travel Guide, is now available to assist travelers in planning their Michigan getaways and vacations. Copies of the free 120-page guide can be ordered at , by calling (888) 78-GREAT or picked up at any of the 13 Welcome Center locations across the state.

“There are so many great destinations in Michigan for travel getaways and family vacations and this magazine illustrates them in full, beautiful color,” said David Lorenz, vice president of Travel Michigan. “This free travel guide is full of ideas for visiting the numerous and exciting sites all across Michigan.”

Here’s a sample of what’s inside:

* Summer’s Shore – Experience the classic summertime-lakeside vacation that has lured generations of travelers to Michigan’s Great Lakes shores. Learn more about the Lower Peninsula’s resort towns, parks and beaches.

* Detroit – From cool clubs to impressive sports venues, to amazing dining establishments, Motown is filled with fun, exciting and impressive experiences. Check out all of the hot spots.

* Wild Times – Beaches, trails, paddling streams and wilderness — Michigan’s State Parks have it all. There’s a comprehensive review of all gorgeous locations in this issue detailing traveler’s best bets for camping, relaxing and more.

* Trying to please a crowd? – Family vacations can take their toll. A full array of family friendly destinations — with activities to please all ages — means everyone is bound to have a great time!

* Blasts from the Past – The Henry Ford and Mackinac Island are just two of the multitude of historic sites previewed.

* Golf anyone? – Michigan is home to some of the country’s best golf. Find out why, and build a getaway around incredible play.

* Going for Snow – From downhill to cross country to snowshoeing, travelers will get the lowdown on the best locales for winter fun!

The guide also includes complete listings for festivals, fairs and sporting events as well as contact information for the state’s numerous convention and visitors bureaus. The 2005 issue is the thirteenth annual release of Michigan Travel Ideas, which is published in partnership with Midwest Living magazine.

Travel Michigan, a division of the Michigan Economic Development Corporation, is the State of Michigan’s official agency for the promotion of tourism. Travel Michigan markets the state’s tourism industry and provides valuable visitor information services.

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