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Itinerary Help Please.

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Itinerary Help Please.

First timers traveling with an 12 year old. Would you recommend staying on mackinaw island or mackinaw city and just do a day trip to the island? Any accommodation suggestions would be greatly appreciated. TIA

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1. Re: Itinerary Help Please.

Definitely stay on the island, If you need a budget hotel look at The Murray. Great place to stay downtown.

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for Mackinac Island, Mackinaw City, Kansas
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2. Re: Itinerary Help Please.

If your budget allows, stay on the Island. It is a different experience during the evening, night and early morning. We usually stay on the Island for two nights, doing things like horseback or a long bike ride/hike during the full day when we can shower and take a break afterward.

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3. Re: Itinerary Help Please.

Definitely stay on the island. It's completely worth it. Look at the properties directly. The hotels on Mackinac Island don't have to advertise on 3rd party sites. We stayed at Mission Point with our granddaughter and her bestie last August. It's pricey but great for kids.

Edited: May 11, 2021, 9:21 am
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