Welcome to our media page where past and present accolades, media events, articles and all press-related information about the Island are archived.

For media inquires:

Tim Hygh, Executive Director


Press Assistance

Writers and producers on assignment are welcome to inquire about an organized FAM tour of the Island. Media rates are available at most Island accommodations. It may be difficult to accommodate during peak weekends.  Mid-week tours are encouraged. To inquire about a FAM tour, email us.

Materials Available

Mackinac Island Tourism maintains an electronic photo library of our area that includes stills and an 8-minute of reel of iconic Mackinac Island video footage.

Why Mackinac Island?

Mackinac Island is continually recognized as a top travel destination by trusted and well-known sources.

Best U.S Islands/Conde Nast Traveler Readers Choice Awards 2018

Hottest U.S. Summer Destination 2018Trip Advisor

A Most Tourist Friendly U.S. City 2018Expedia

Best Little Beach Towns To Visit This Summer 2018Coastal Living

Best Picnic Spot in Michigan 2018Reader’s Digest

5 Best Golf Experiences in Michigan 2018Golf Digest

Top Ten Island in the U.S. – Trip Advisor

Mackinac Island State Park was named the #1 State Park in the U.S.– FamilyFun

Country Living Magazine names Mackinac Island in the Top 5 All American Islands– Country Living Magazine

Grand Hotel among the 50 Most Romantic Honeymoon Destinations in the United States Yahoo

Pink Pony named the most Iconic Bar in MichiganThrillist

Lilac Festival chosen as one of America’s 14 Best Small-Town Festivals-  Fodor’s

Top 17 Most Romantic Destinations in the U.S. – DatingAdvice.com

Best U.S Island DestinationIslands.com

Top Ten Christmas Towns, #6HGTV

Top 10 Car- Free Destination in the world, #5Sherman’s Travel

Best Island Destination in the World, #5 – National Geographic

Best Wedding Destination in the U.S. – DesinationWedding.com

100 Best Midwest Small- Town GetawaysMidwest Living

Top Family – Friendly Beach Town Nerd Wallet Travel

Grand Hotel- America’s Best All Inclusive ResortsTravel + Leisure

Best Family Vacation DestinationAway.com

America’s Grandest Hotels, #6: Grand HotelThe Huffington Post

100 Places to take your KidsFrommers

America’s Prettiest Parks: Mackinac Island State Parks Yahoo Travel

The Long and Shore of it: The Country’s Most Intriguing IslandsThe New York Times

25 Best Places to Visit in MichiganVacation Idea Magazine

Grand Hotel Top Michigan Hotel – U.S. News & World Report