Why Was This Michigan Town the Worst Summer Destination in the U.S.?
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
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.
#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.
#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.
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.