We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
New! Find and book your ideal hotel on TripAdvisor — and get the lowest prices

Best of Mackinaw City Guide

Print this guide 
Mackinaw City
Mackinaw City, at the northern tip of the Michigan mitten, sits at one end of the Mackinac Bridge to Michigan's Upper Peninsula, as well as seriving as the docking place for ferries to Mackinac Island, a National Historic Landmark and State Park. Just a short boat ride from the mainland, Mackinac Island is a journey back in time, home to "Historic Downtown," a recreation of village life in 18th-century Michigan, and Fort Mackinac, first occuppied by the British during the Revolutionary War.

All things to do » Things to do

Shepler's Mackinac Island Ferry
Shepler's Mackinac Island Ferry
Attraction type: Ferries
See nearby places to eat
Mackinac Bridge
Mackinac Bridge
Linking Michigan's two peninsulas, this mighty bridge has a total length of five miles.
Attraction type: Bridges
See nearby places to eat
Colonial Michilimackinac
Colonial Michilimackinac
The original village of Michilimackinac was constructed by local Indians, and the French, in 1715.
Attraction type: Historic Sites
See nearby places to eat
Star Line Mackinac Island Ferry
Star Line Mackinac Island Ferry
Attraction type: Ferries
See nearby places to eat
McGulpin Point Lighthouse & Historic Site
McGulpin Point Lighthouse & Historic Site
Owner description: Emmet County owns the historic McGulpin Point Lighthouse, which protected shipping on the Straits of Mackinac against storms, fog and rocks between 1869 and 1906. It was purchased... more Owner description: Emmet County owns the historic McGulpin Point Lighthouse, which protected shipping on the Straits of Mackinac against storms, fog and rocks between 1869 and 1906. It was purchased by the county in 2008, which reopened McGulpin to the public with a gala celebration on May 30, 2009. The site is approximately 10 acres and is a half mile north of the Headlands. It includes 336 feet of shoreline on the Straits with a commanding view of the Mackinac Bridge. Trail to the Straits includes new interpretive signage coming in Summer 2015! Beautifully maintained grounds and interior. There is always something new at McGulpin Point! less
Attraction type: Lighthouses; Historic Sites
See nearby places to eat

All places to eat » Places to eat

Darrow's Family Restaurant
Darrow's Family Restaurant
Cuisines: American
Good for: Groups, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Dining options: Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Highchairs Available, Parking Available, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Key Hole Bar
Key Hole Bar
Cuisines: American, Bar, Pub
Good for: Groups, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Cheap Eats
Dining options: Drinks, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Full Bar, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff
Pizza Palace
Pizza Palace
Price: US$ 3 - US$ 56
Cuisines: Italian, Pizza
Good for: Groups, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Delivery, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Audie's Restaurant
Audie's Restaurant
Price: US$ 7 - US$ 20
Cuisines: American
Good for: Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Dining options: Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Scalawag's Whitefish & Chips
Scalawag's Whitefish & Chips
Price: US$ 3 - US$ 16
Cuisines: American
Good for: Cheap Eats
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible

All accommodation » Where to stay - Budget

Nearby recommended accommodations:

Main Street Inn and Suites
Main Street Inn and Suites
US$ 75 - US$ 375
Ranked #1 of 12 Hotels in Mackinac Island
Doll's Paradise Lake Resort
Doll's Paradise Lake Resort
US$ 50 - US$ 70
Ranked #1 of 1 Hotels in Carp Lake
Chippewa Hotel Waterfront
3.0 of 5
Chippewa Hotel Waterfront
US$ 100 - US$ 600
Ranked #4 of 12 Hotels in Mackinac Island
Show Prices

All accommodation » Where to stay - Midrange

Clearwater Lakeshore Motel
2.0 of 5
Clearwater Lakeshore Motel
US$ 84 - US$ 170
Ranked #1 of 39 Hotels in Mackinaw City
Show Prices
Baymont Inn & Suites Mackinaw City
2.5 of 5
Baymont Inn & Suites Mackinaw City
US$ 75 - US$ 195
Ranked #2 of 39 Hotels in Mackinaw City
Show Prices
Beachcomber Motel on the Water
Beachcomber Motel on the Water
US$ 69
Ranked #3 of 39 Hotels in Mackinaw City

All accommodation » Where to stay - Luxury

Nearby recommended accommodations:

Grand Hotel
4.0 of 5
Grand Hotel
US$ 351 - US$ 823
Ranked #5 of 12 Hotels in Mackinac Island
Show Prices

Note: This information was accurate when it was published, but can change without notice. Please be sure to confirm all rates and details directly with the companies in question before planning your trip.