Girl getaways are the best, especially when the drinks are cold, the weather is warm, and the destination is just right. Mackinac Island is the perfect place for your next rendezvous. Here, you can unwind on the porch of the historic Island House Hotel and enjoy a spectacular view of boats sailing into the harbor while chatting with your gals as you sip your morning coffee or evening cocktail.
A girls’ weekend is just what you need to escape the daily grind, and Mackinac Island is one of the best spots to decompress. Mackinac has all the ingredients you need for an unforgettable girl’s weekend away or a memorable mother-daughter trip with horse-drawn carriages, gorgeous lake views, and impeccable shopping!
The Perfect Girl Getaway on Mackinac Island
Add these fun activities to your bucket list and create the perfect girl’s getaway on Mackinac Island. Leave your worries at home, pack only the necessities… and your sense of adventure, of course.
Enjoy a Horse-Drawn Carriage Tour
Sit back, relax, and enjoy a guided public or private Mackinac Island Carriage Tour! Horse-Drawn Carriage tours are a fabulous way to learn more about the island while snapping timeless photos with the girls.
Indulge at Fabulous Mackinac Island Restaurants
There is no shortage of delicious cuisine on Mackinac Island. To start your day off right, head to the Pancake House for a classic breakfast. Grab lunch at the Ice House BBQ to enjoy classic barbecue options in the garden. Book a reservation at the 1852 Grill Room on their stunning waterfront terrace for a refined dining experience. Remember to tell all your girlfriends to sign up for the 906 Rewards Club to earn rewards at qualifying restaurants!
Appreciate Butterflies on Mackinac Island
Appreciate butterflies from all over the world at The Original Butterfly House & Insect Museum or the Wings of Mackinac Butterfly Conservatory. These butterfly sanctuaries also have indoor tropical gardens that make the perfect backdrop for a group photo!
Sip and Set Sail on a Sip N’ Sail Cruise
Enjoy fabulous panoramic views of the island while you sip on a glass of wine or a custom cocktail on a Sip N’ Sail Cruise. Your girl group will be talking about it for years to come. There are several fantastic, themed cruise options, but the sunset cruise is the most popular, and you will need to book your tickets in advance!
Adventure on a Guided Kayaking Tour
If your group of gals is in the mood for adventure, check out professionally guided kayak tours to enjoy the stunning Mackinac Island landscape from the open water. The Great Turtle Kayak Tours is an excellent option with private tours and kayaking lessons.
Explore the Island with Bike Rentals
Although you might have to skip a spin class while on the island, you can make it up by exploring Mackinac on a not-so stationary bike! Just head to the Island House Bike Shop to pick out bike options for you and your girls. From scenic and relaxing to adventurous and daring, there is a ride for every skill level. Start planning your route using this Bike Trail Map.
Shop Til’ You Drop on Main Street
Although Mackinac is a small island, you’d be surprised at how many fabulous shops are on Main Street. Browse the shelves of distinctive boutiques like Little Luxuries, admire local art at the Maeve Croghan’s Art Gallery, or treat yourself to something sweet at Ryba’s Fudge Shop. Be sure to bring some fudge home to share!
Island House Hotel Vacation Packages
Now that you have all the necessary ingredients to create the perfect girls’ weekend getaway, you are ready to book your trip. The Island House Hotel offers several hotel packages to enhance your stay. Surprise mom with a sweet retreat to Mackinac with our Mother’s Day Package. Spring on Mackinac Island is exceptional, check out the Spring Special and the Lilac Lovers Package! Fall is arguably one of the best seasons here in Michigan. Enjoy the Fall Getaway package with your girl group.
Remember to sign up for 5% money-back in rewards you get as a member of the exclusive Mackinac Island 906 Reward club!