WXYZ — Michigan is the best, as those of us who live here know. But now, we're getting recognition as one of the best places to travel in the world this year.
Travel website TripSavvy named Michigan as the best place to travel for outdoor enthusiasts this year.
"With more than 19 million acres of forest and 3,000 miles of shoreline, Michigan is an underappreciated outdoor playground. In the mitten of lower Michigan, hike the sky-high dunes at Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore and race down to Lake Michigan’s turquoise waters for a dip. Take a coastal detour as you head north towards the Mackinac Bridge winding along the lakeshore beneath the dense canopy of The Tunnel of Trees on MI 115," they wrote.
It also mentioned the Upper Peninsula, home to hundreds of waterfalls, while featuring Tahquamenon Falls and Pictured Rocks.
The other places mentioned on the list were:
Destination of the Year – New Orleans
Best for a Bucket List – Rwanda
Best for History Buffs – Washington D.C.
Best for Sports Fans – Las Vegas
Best for Booze Hounds – Richmond, Va.
Best for the Food-Obsessed – Puerto Rico
Best for Romance – Rome
Best for Brunch – Victoria, British Columbia
Best for Geeks - Tucson, Ariz.
Best for Shopping – Buenos Aires
Best for Beach Bums – Montenegro
Best for Fine Dining – Bangkok
Best for Culture Vultures – Galway, Ireland
Best for Families – St. Louis
Best for Plant Moms – Central Coast, Calif.
Best for a Quick Bite – Seoul
Best for Cafe Culture – Melbourne
Best for a Sweet Tooth – Copenhagen