Come for the weekend, come for a week or two, or even stay for the whole summer. Cadillac, Michigan is the perfect location for your Michigan summer vacation. The city is ideally placed to reach every must-visit and must-see Michigan vacation activity and destination within minutes. The city is only forty-five minutes from the Traverse City Cherry Festival and perfectly centered on the mitten with equal distance to Lake Michigan and Lake Huron. There is no need to venture far, however, as Cadillac has everything you need for the perfect summer vacation right there in the city.
All you have to do is figure out what type of accommodations you’d prefer, and Cadillac has multiple options for you to choose from within whatever type you want. There are multiple resorts, a lodge, several campgrounds (many right on the lakes), vacation home rentals, cabins, RV parks, inns, and so much more. Stay right on the water or camp out with the kids in a wooded campground. Enjoy a little golf and room service at a resort or rough it in a cabin. Whatever your preference, the city has you covered.
Events and Festivals
Cadillac knows how ideal it is for tourists looking to enjoy their summer with a little fun and relaxation, and they have plenty of events to keep their visitors entertained. Multiple smaller concerts take place throughout the summer, but the Spring Concert promises multiple acts from multiple genres to pull in large crowds. The city is also home to two car shows over the summer, one being the largest in Northwest Michigan. Other popular events include the Cadillac Freedom Festival around the 4th of July, Lumberman Triathlon, and nearby Mesick Mushroom Festival, which celebrates the tasty morel mushrooms that grow in the area.
Though the city is relatively small by vacation destination standards, there is still plenty of fun to be had, the most pointed of which being on the lakes. Cadillac boasts not one, but two lakes that lie side by side: Lake Cadillac and Lake Mitchell. Both lakes are large enough for plenty of water sport and fishing fun and have sandy beaches to play on or catch a tan. Don’t own a boat? No problem! Multiple rental shops right on the water are there to help you out. Other fun options include a day at the Adventure Island amusement park, enjoying a musical performance Performing Arts Pavilion, catching a movie at Cadillac 5, or shopping at boutique stores downtown.
Where to Eat
Being a vacation town placed right along the highway, Cadillac is full of dining options. Whether you’d like to stop for a quick ice cream at Tasty Treat or enjoy fine dining at El Dorado, Cadillac has something for every occasion. More popular eateries include the Blue Heron Deli & Café, the Clam Lake Beer Company, Coyote Crossings Restaurant, Lakeside Charlie’s, and Porthole Pub and Eatery. If you’re looking for a little dessert to satisfy your sweet tooth, we recommend Simply Delightful or The Sweet Shop.