Island escapes, golf deals on July list of Pure Michigan

High summer is here. If you still have summer vacation days left to burn, it’s time to get those week-long trips or short getaways on the calendar. Pure Michigan’s newly-released July offers have an array of deals that include discounts for travel on both peninsulas.

Whether you’re a golf fan, want an island escape, or have a penchant for sampling some award-winning beers in a city known for its craft brews, this list probably has something on it for you.

Pure Michigan’s July Travel Deals:

#1 Mid-Week Summer Break on Gun Lake at the Bay Pointe Inn in Shelbyville

Deal: Rooms starting at $159 a night

Expires: July 31, 2022

Details: “Bay Pointe is an award-winning full-service resort nestled along the south shore of Gun Lake. The unique four-season property encompasses 375 feet of Gun Lake frontage and 15 acres of wooded terrain. The resort features Bay Pointe Bar & Grille, an assortment of lodging, event and entertainment venues, boat docking, and access to beautiful Gun Lake.” For more information, check here.

Mitten Brewing

Beer flight on a Michigan-shaped board at the Mitten Brewing Company in Grand Rapids.

#2 Beer City 10-Year Giveaway by Experience Grand Rapids

Deal: A free overnight stay is included in this package

Expires: Aug. 31, 2022

Details: “Grand Rapids is celebrating 10 years as the reigning Beer City USA champion in 2022—and we’re marking the occasion with 10 weeks of special giveaways valued at over $6,500 total! Each Wednesday from June 29 through August 31, 2022, we’ll award one lucky winner a complete Beer City USA getaway package. Each will include an only-in-Grand Rapids beer experience, a hotel overnight stay in downtown Grand Rapids, two Culture Pass GR passes ($48 value) and a $50 Visa gift card for spending money.” For details, see the website here.

Soo Locks in Sault Ste. Marie

The G3 Marquis freighter motors past a Soo Locks Boat Tours ship after passing through the Poe Lock in Sault Ste. Marie on Monday, May 16, 2022. (Cory Morse | MLive.com) Cory Morse | MLive.com

#3 Soo Locks Boat Tour Packages, overnight stay at the Budget Host Crestview Inn in Sault Ste. Marie

Deal: Ride through the Soo Locks and be an overnight guest nearby, starting at $70 per person

Expires: Aug. 31, 2022

Details: “Ride through the Soo Locks and be our guest for a night (or two). Starting at $70 per person, get two adult tour boat tickets and one room with a queen-sized bed at the Budget Host Crestview Inn, Sault Ste. Marie. Visit the link below for details.” For more information, check here.

Highlands at Harbor Springs

Biking options are nearly endless at the Highlands at Harbor Springs with paved routes, single- and two-track trails, a lift-served Bike Park, and cross country. Photo courtesy of the Highlands.

#4 Bed & Breakfast Package at The Highlands at Harbor Springs

Deal: Discounted breakfast buffet for guests

Expires: Aug. 31, 2022

Details: “Summer in northern Michigan is the best time of the year. Magnificent sunsets, the beautiful Lake Michigan, and the activities here at The Highlands make for a summer you don’t want to miss. Make your moment complete with warm waffles, French toast and a perfectly-made omelet with a B&B stay at The Highlands.” For more package details, check the resort’s website.

Hawk's Eye Golf Club

Hole No. 8 at Hawk’s Eye Golf Club, which is now the fifth different course located at Shanty Creek Resort in Northern Michigan.Shanty Creek Resort

#5 Shanty Creek Resort in Bellaire, MI

Deal: Get lodging near Torch Lake as low as $249

Expires: July 31, 2022

Details: “Bellaire means fresh air. And when Michiganders say they’re heading up north, this is where they’re going. Splashing on Torch Lake’s Sandbar. Riding the single tracks of Glacial Hills. Exploring the wildlife at Grass River. Or, getting a round in on one of Shanty Creek’s five championship golf courses. Just like mom always said, go outside and play. When it’s time for you to enjoy the wide-open spaces of northern Michigan, we’ll be here to welcome you at Shanty Creek Resort for as low as $249 per night.” For more details, check the resort’s website.

#6 Golf Flint & Genesee: Overnight Specials

Deal: Discounted golf and hotel rates

Expires: Oct. 31, 2022

Details: “Visit Flint & Genesee this summer and enjoy golfing at exceptional courses. Choose from a variety of courses and accommodations to build a customized, affordable golf package that suits you and your golf partners’ needs. Also, explore the amenities and attractions of Flint & Genesee including the Flint Cultural Center, unique shops, festivals—and Flint’s downtown district offering a nightlife of restaurants, breweries and pubs.” For more information, check here.

Grand Hotel

Grand Hotel on Mackinac Island is known as “America’s Summer Playground.” Photo provided by Grand Hotel.

#7 Discover Summer at Grand Hotel on Mackinac Island

Deal: Enjoy 15% off suites and breakfast and dinner daily

Expires: Aug. 31, 2022

Details: “Good summer times are calling at America’s Summer Place. Stay in one of our stunning suites and bring the whole family to enjoy the best time of year on Mackinac Island with 9:00 PM sunsets and beautiful sunny days. Save 15% off our unique suites plus enjoy breakfast and dinner daily.” For more details, check the resort’s website here

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