New Buffalo, MI may seem like a small town, but it's got some great restaurants, a casino, an hotel and a local butcher shop. Even better, it's the perfect hub for your Michigan weekend - venture out to Muskegon, Three Oaks, Holland and more.
A great local grocery store with an amazing local beer selection. Build your own six pack (or 4) and take them home.
A classic diner. Order an omelette and a big stack of pancakes and cover everything in syrup.
This is a great little tourist attraction seemingly in the middle of nothing. Make sure to visit the fern room and the train garden.
This market is exactly what you think a turn of the century butcher shop would be like, down to the pot bellied stove in the corner. Stop in for some meats, mustards or just a bit of company.
Everything homemade you ever wanted - jams, breads, vegetables and preserves. Yum!
This is the place to see a movie on your Michigan vacation. It's not just a normal multiplex - it shows independent films and hosts small film festival, so be sure to check out the schedule before your trip.
A wonderful museum and a perfectly-preserved ship. The submarine tour is self-guided, so you can spend as much time as you want getting geeky (or fantasizing you are in Run Silent, Run Deep).
I was so happily surprised with this hotel. The rooms are gorgeous, modern and huge - I recommend a 1-bedroom suite with Kitchen. Plus, 24/7 Ben and Jerry's delivery!
This casino is HUGE and has everything to satisfy your gambling urge. Be careful - they allow smoking indoors!
A great dining option - and totally not small town. Order their pub chips and a martini with local Journeyman spirits.
A surprising hint of fine dining hiding in Sawyer, Michigan. Be sure to check their rotating list of specials - you don't want to miss cassoulet night!
This antique store is enormous and filled with nooks and crannies to explore. Don't miss the upstairs!
A well-curated design store on the main drag of Three Oaks. Everything from a cow skull to a modern table can be found here.
This modern gem of an antique shop is filled with adorable refurbished and carefully selected furniture. Plus an incongruous but awesome collection of pet toys!
This store would be worth going to just for its adorable building - a converted train station. It also happens to have a great selection of home and garden gifts.
The most stylish store in all of Michigan, tucked away on a tiny highway. Furniture, home goods and art.
Stop in for a coffee, leave with a complete home-made juice cleanse!
Sustainable meat, local cheese, farmers market veggies and, one day a week, bacon jam. Just trust me and buy it.