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Jul 14, 2008 11:04 AM

Anniversary and Travel Suggestions in Michigan

My husband and I are celebrating our first anniversary this month. We're strapped for time and cash, but we'd love to take a little trip somewhere in Michigan (perhaps the Lake Michigan shore)--we live in Southeast Michigan right now, but are moving soon and would like to use this little trip to see something in the state (we haven't traveled around here much). Are there any towns on the shore that have good food, good restaurants and are worth a visit? Anything we shouldn't miss? Anyone out there like Saugatuck (sp?)? We'd be willing to sort of plan our trip around one good meal, particularly if we could find a nice, relatively inexpensive place to stay for the weekend. The usual suggestions like Traverse City or Mackinac Island are welcome if they come with suggestions for how to go about the visit affordably (we're willing to pay for one good meal though!) Honestly, any ideas are welcome, particularly ideas that don't involve spending 300 a night for a place to stay!

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  1. I suggest Stafford's Bay View Inn in Petoskey, A lovely, romantic victorian inn, circa 1885, located on Little Traverse Bay. The rooms are individually decorated and the food is wonderful. You can google their web site for prices, pictures and other information. I believe they offer packages which include dinner and/or breakfast which can make it affordable. We love the entire area - Petoskey, Charlevoix, Harbor Springs. There are lots of great restaurants and shopping. I think the Inn is perfect for an anniversary trip.