Trip Ideas

If you're planning a trip to Marquette, check out our trip itineraries to help you curate the perfect summer weekend or family vacation in the Upper Peninsula. 

While in town, explore the breadth of our pristine natural lands on bike or foot and dive into the local mining and maritime history. The options are endless.

With guides to our lakes and waterfalls, seasonal tips, local favorites, and more, let us help you make the most of your time in Marquette.


Ultimate Summer Getaway

With so much to do in Marquette, it may seem daunting to plan a trip. If you’d like to visit in the summertime, the peak season for outdoor activities, check out our Ultimate Summertime Itinerary offering a wide variety of options, from festivals and events to natural attractions, like our pristine beaches

The Ultimate Summertime Itinerary

Take on the trails Marquette County is home to some of the best mountain biking terrain in the Midwest, and with 12,000 ft of elevation and over 150 miles of singletrack—once you ride here we know you’ll be back. But if the mountain biking isn't your scene we also have excellent paved-paths for

Family-Friendly Retreat in Big Bay

Celebrate Independence Day with a bang, or spend the summer disconnected from the fast-paced world and unwind with your family in beautiful Big Bay. No matter where you choose to stay, Marquette offers a wide array of family activities detailed in our Big Bay Family-Friendly Itinerary.

The Big Bay Family-friendly Itinerary

Unplug and reconnect this summer during a family vacation in Big Bay. Join in the fun of community events or chat over dinner at... Read More

Chase Waterfalls

If you plan on chasing waterfalls on your Marquette adventure, check out our Four Waterfalls in One Afternoon Itinerary highlighting the top four falls, from Dead River to Morgan, you can cross off your list in one afternoon. 

Where Else to Explore

A trip to Marquette is not complete without touring Presque Isle Park. This 324-acre peninsula park offers picturesque Lake Superior views not found anywhere else in Michigan. 

Another top attraction to visit is the Marquette Harbor Lighthouse, built in 1866. Learn more about the tale of the Great Lakes Iron Ore Trade during your visit and explore the Marquette Maritime Museum also on the same premises. 

Marquette County is home to several small towns, each with hidden gems waiting for you to uncover, from locally-owned breweries and restaurants to vibrant art and culture scenes.

To learn more about things to do in Marquette, check out our One-Stop-Shop for Everything Marquette Guide.