Out of the 100 biggest metros in America, this Michigan city was ranked #100 on the 2021 Best Summer Travel Destinations.

After losing the ability to travel for much of 2020 and 2021, many Americans are itching for a Summer vacation.  Wallet Hub just released their study of the 100 best (or worst) Summer travel destinations using these 6 key factors:

  • Travel Costs & Hassles
  • Local Costs
  • Attractions
  • Weather
  • Activities
  • Safety
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Three cities in Michigan landed in the top 100 most populated metros in the U.S.  Let's just say, it wasn't a good showing for the Mitten State in this study.  Click here to see the full methodology of the study to understand how Wallet Hub came up with these results.

#70. Grand Rapids-Kentwood, MI Metro Area

GR actually ranked an impressive #14 out of 100 for travel costs.  However, Safety (#87 out of 100) and weather (#76 out of 100) seemed to bring the River City's overall ranking down.

Google Maps Street View
Google Maps Street View

#88. Detroit-Warren-Dearborn, MI Metro Area

Michigan's largest metro ranked an average of #50 out of 100 on all key factors but one...safety.  The Detroit area ranked the worst in the U.S. for safety in this study.

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#100. Lansing-East Lansing, MI Metro Area

Safety (#99 out of 100,) travel costs (#95 out of 100) and attractions (#92 out 100) seem to be what dropped Lansing to the bottom of the list.

McConnell Adams, TSM Lansing
McConnell Adams, TSM Lansing

Clearly, this study missed the mark.  Who wants to travel to a large, crowded metro for a Summer vacation?  Here are 6 amazing places that are a must visit in Michigan for a Summer trip.

6 Summer Michigan Road Trip Destinations

You can see dozens of pictures from each of these 6 Michigan locations by clicking here.

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