Island and Bay Adventures on Pure Michigan’s August Travel Deals List

Don’t let summer pass you by without booking a last-chance Michigan getaway—even if it’s just an overnight adventure. So many people get to the end of August and realize they’ve let the opportunity for a sun-kissed vacation within reach of a great beach area slip through their work-strained fingers. It doesn’t have to be you.

Many Michigan tourist spots offer late summer or early fall deals. Some are resorts located near our favorite vacation towns. Others are cities where you can find great restaurants downtown, then walk to the beach on Lake Michigan to see the summer sunset.

We’re sharing Pure Michigan’s roundup of August travel deals. These include savings at iconic locations like the Grand Hotel Mackinac Island and resorts like The Highlands at Harbor Springs. For fans of Grand Traverse Bay, there are package deals in Traverse City as well.

Here is the list for August:

#1 Traverse City

deal: Soak up the sun and savings at the end of summer, holiday packages

Expires: September 30, 2022

details: “Get the chance to save on your holiday with a seasonal package. Plan a getaway to Traverse City to celebrate the summer of ’22, usher in the fall season, and experience all that Northern Michigan has to offer. Invite friends and family to join you for biking, boating, relaxing, golfing, wine tasting and hiking around the area, or arrange a romantic getaway just for you and your loved one.” For more details, check the Traverse City Tourism website here.

Kayakers paddle at Clinch Park Beach in downtown Traverse City on Friday, May 22, 2020. Cory Morse | MLive.comCorey Morse |

#2 Labor Day Jazz Weekend at the Grand Hotel Mackinac Island

deal: This package includes concerts, receptions, catered lunches, breakfast and dinner each day and all entertainment.

Expires: August 31, 2022

details: “For the experience, for the joy of it: Escape to America’s summer hot spot for Labor Day weekend and immerse yourself in great jazz music performed by some of the country’s best artists. Interact with the artists during the Q&A sessions, then enjoy late-night performances in the Grand Stand’s Cupola Bar and The Jockey Club.” For more details, see the resort’s website here.

Grand Hotel

The Grand Hotel on Mackinac Island is known as “America’s Summer Playground.” Photo courtesy of Grand Hotel.

#3 Win a Beer City Getaway in Grand Rapids

deal: The prize package includes a free hotel night.

Expires: August 31, 2022

Details: “Beer City USA’s 10th anniversary celebration continues in Grand Rapids with five beer-themed getaways in August. Every Wednesday, one lucky entrant will win a prize package that includes a Grand Rapids-only beer experience, an overnight stay at a downtown Grand Rapids hotel, two Culture Pass GR downloads for access to area attractions, and a $50 Visa gift card to spend of money. Enter just once to be eligible for all five remaining drawings!” For more information, see here.

New Holland Brewing

New Holland Brewing (Cory Morse | Grand Rapids Press

#4 Spend Labor Day weekend at The Highlands in Harbor Springs

deal: 10% off Labor Day weekend accommodations.

Expires: September 1, 2022

Details: “Seize those last moments of summer with friends and family at The Highlands! You’ll want to walk, swim, fly, and bike all day long! Labor Day weekend is an exciting time in Northern Michigan, and Highlands has a Bike Park scavenger hunt full of items waiting to be found. Memories await – start your adventure today!” For more details, see the resort’s website here.

Highlands at Harbor Springs

The biking opportunities are almost endless at The Highlands at Harbor Springs. You can choose from paved routes, single and dual track trails, a lift serviced bike park and cross country. Photo courtesy of The Highlands at Harbor Springs.

#5 Soo Locks Boat Tour Package in Sault Ste. Marie

deal: Kewadin Casino, get one night stay, two boat tour tickets and $20 dining credits.

Expires: August 31, 2022

details: “One night in a standard room, two Original Soo Lock Boat Tour tickets, $20 dining credits per room – all for just $217.15. Available Sunday-Thursday in standard room only. Subject to availability and double occupancy. Not valid with other discounts or promotions. Subject to change or cancellation at management’s discretion.” For more information, check the website here.

Original Soo Locks Boat Tours

The Original Soo Locks Boat ToursInterlake Marine Services

#6 Cottage Getaway on Gunn Lake, Shelbyville

deal: Bay Pointe Cottages start at $299 per night.

Expires: August 31, 2022

Details: “Towering trees line the driveway as you approach Bay Point Resort’s new Bay Pointe Woods, a unique equestrian venue with modern design elements. It is a hidden gem surrounded by ten stylish villas, water and fire features and picturesque gardens. Bay Pointe Woods welcomes guests to a unique nature-oriented retreat. Nine of the ten villas offer two bed/two bath accommodation with a living room. Enjoy one bedroom with a large double bed and a second room with two large double beds. You will also get a living room with a queen size sofa bed.” For more details see the resort website here.

Beach readers

Summer 2022 travel deals available. Are you ready?

#7 Shanty Creek Resort, Bellaire

deal: Northern Michigan Getaways from $309.

Expires: August 30, 2022

details: “Beller means fresh air. And when Michiganders say they’re heading north, that’s where they’re going. Splashing on the Torch Lake sandbar. Riding the Glacial Hills singletrack. Exploring the River Grass Wildlife. Or tee off on one of Shanty Creek’s five championship golf courses. Just like mom always said, “go outside and play.” When it’s time to enjoy the wide open spaces of Northern Michigan, we’ll be here to welcome you at Shanty Creek Resort for just $309 per night.” For more details, check out the resort’s website here.

Golf club

Hole #8 at Hawk’s Eye Golf Club, which is now the fifth course located at Shanty Creek Resort in Northern Michigan.Shanty Creek Resort

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