Cheap Romantic Getaways in Michigan

There’s nothing like a romantic vacation with your loved one and there are plenty of cheap romantic getaways in Michigan that will allow the two of you to reconnect.

While you can find something to do together in Michigan at any time, the best time of year to visit this northern state is between late September and late October, so that you can enjoy the beautiful fall foliage against the backdrop of the gorgeous great lakes of Lake Michigan (on the western coast) and Lake Huron (to the east).

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Beach Towns

Find a vacation rental on the 200 miles of sandy beaches on the western side of the state. Well known beach towns like South Haven, North Shores, Ludington, St. Joseph, and Manistee offer vacation rentals with great views of sand and shore. Take a driving tour along Highway 31 and visit the glorious coastal lighthouses. Dine in quaint beach restaurants where the quiet calm allows you to watch the reflection of the sunset in your lover’s eyes.

Wine Tour

The southern portion of Michigan is chock-full of wineries and is aptly named Lake Michigan Shore Wine Country. What better way to spend cheap romantic getaways in Michigan with your significant other than by sharing in some tasteful wine samples, and maybe a little chocolate. Start you weekend with a trip to the Chocolate Garden in Coloma and stock up on sweets to cleanse your pallet. Then head over to Contessa Wine Cellars and Karma Vista Vineyards, also in Coloma, to start your tour. Other wineries in the area include Hickory Creek in Buchanan, St. Julian in Paw Paw, and The Round Barn Winery in Baroda.

Outdoor Getaway

Cheap romantic getaways in Michigan don’t get any cheaper than free excursions in the great outdoors. Find a vacation rental near Tahquamenon Falls State Park and enjoy the over 50,000 acres of forests dotted with glorious waterfalls. There are trails for the two of you to explore in the solace of the woods with only the animals to keep you company. Spend a little money, rent a rowboat, and enjoy a relaxing afternoon together on Tahquamenon River. It’s even a great place for skiing if you choose to visit in the winter.


Michigan has much more to offer when it comes to romantic getaways, including indulging in Detroit nightlife, taking in a bit of history on Mackinac Island and shopping in Holland. Where you choose to go is only surpassed by the person you bring along.