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Vacation in Beautiful Ludington Michigan

May 6, 2008
Ludington Michigan is a beautiful beach city along Lake Michigan, specifically the mouth of the Pere Marquette River. Ludington is one of Michigan's top 5 tourist destinations in part due to the pristine sandy beaches, it's nostalgic lighthouses and array of other outdoor activities. You will be charmed by this cities residents and sights of this quaint town. Come expierence small town america at it's finest.

Stroll along the quaint but bustling downtown area, where you'll find looking at the shops could take the better part of a day. Browse the stores offering antiques, jewellery, clothing and a whole lot more. Some of the downtown area's must-visit places are Maude's Garage - a converted 1930's auto repair shop; and Fort Daul - a gift shop that has been in operation for several decades now, whose facade shows early American scene murals. Don't forget to check out the local dining establishments as well, which offer great food, cosy ambiance and that ever-present Ludington hospitality.

Want to experience Mason County's histoey in real time? Then White Pine Village is your answer. It consists of 25 well preserved buildings and exhibits with themes such as sports, farm life, education business, transportation and health, a mirror of what life was like in the early 1900's. After the nostalgic journey, be sure to enjoy some local refreshments at the Old Fashioned Ice Cream Parlor at the town hall or browse the gift shop from the past for your future. You're visit to Ludington would not be complete with out visiting the infamous lighthouses, which offer an insight into the cities maritime history. These lighthouses help guide vesssals and mariners from lake Michigan to it's harbor. Check out all the greats, including the North Breakwater Lighthouse, South Pierhead Light and the Little Sable Point Lighthouse and bring your camera. The kids and the whole family will love AJ's Family Fun Center, a one-stop fun complex that's open all year round. Better allot a whole day for your trip to this amusement park - activities and rides include mini-golf, slick track, go-karts, bowlingo, rock wall climbing, laser tag and over 70 arcade games. They even have a package that includes a one night stay at a hotel nearby, along with 4 activities to choose from - perfect if the idea of driving far after the hectic day does not sit right with you (who would want that anyway, right?). Golf enthusiasts won't be disappointed with the Hemlock Golf Club, which is a challenging 18-hole golf course designed from natural landscape by nationally celebrated architect Raymond Hearn. Named as one of the "Top Ten Best New Affordable Courses in America" in 2003 by Golf Digest, the golf club also has practice facilities, a pro shop and a snack bar. They even have a package which includes 36 holes of golf and a night's stay in one of 2 hotels in the area.

The kids and the whole family will love AJ's Family Fun Center, a one-stop fun complex that's open all year round. Better allot a whole day for your trip to this amusement park - activities and rides include mini-golf, slick track, go-karts, bowlingo, rock wall climbing, laser tag and over 70 arcade games. They even have a package that includes a one night stay at a hotel nearby, along with 4 activities to choose from - perfect if the idea of driving far after the hectic day does not sit right with you (who would want that anyway, right?). Golf enthusiasts won't be disappointed with the Hemlock Golf Club, which is a challenging 18-hole golf course designed from natural landscape by nationally celebrated architect Raymond Hearn. Named as one of the "Top Ten Best New Affordable Courses in America" in 2003 by Golf Digest, the golf club also has practice facilities, a pro shop and a snack bar. They even have a package which includes 36 holes of golf and a night's stay in one of 2 hotels in the area.

The kids and the whole family will love AJ's Family Fun Center, a one-stop fun complex that's open all year round. Better allot a whole day for your trip to this amusement park - activities and rides include mini-golf, slick track, go-karts, bowlingo, rock wall climbing, laser tag and over 70 arcade games. They even have a package that includes a one night stay at a hotel nearby, along with 4 activities to choose from - perfect if the idea of driving far after the hectic day does not sit right with you (who would want that anyway, right?). Golf enthusiasts won't be disappointed with the Hemlock Golf Club, which is a challenging 18-hole golf course designed from natural landscape by nationally celebrated architect Raymond Hearn. Named as one of the "Top Ten Best New Affordable Courses in America" in 2003 by Golf Digest, the golf club also has practice facilities, a pro shop and a snack bar. They even have a package which includes 36 holes of golf and a night's stay in one of 2 hotels in the area.

If the call of the wild is more of your thing, visit the Amber Elk Ranch, a sprawling 130-acre farm where you can see hulking bull elks, yearling elks and cow elks while onboard a wagon pulled by a farm tractor. You'll also experience how it is to feed the elks, when the wagon pauses in the middle of the tour. Children will appreciate wildlife and animals more in the petting zoo, where they can see donkeys, pot-bellied pigs, turkey, pygmy goats and other animals - up close and personal. You can bring home part of your experience at the ranch- just check out their gift shop called the Antler Shed and choose from their array of stuffed animals, antler decor, rustic but well-crafted furniture and other antler products.

Lodging and housing options in Ludington are varied. Whether you'd like to stay for a couple of nights or you're thinking of an indefinite stay (perfectly understandable, given the sights of this city), you'll be sure to find the perfect match in terms of what you need and want. Hotels, resorts, apartments, quaint cottages, campgrounds and bed & breakfasts offer you a "home away from home". An important reminder - check out the room availabilities prior to going on your vacation because as mentioned, this city is one of the most popular tourist destinations in Michigan. Better to be prepared than disappointed with unavailable rooms in your choice location. There's no better way to cap off a great vacation than slumbering comfortably in a nice, cosy room - a perfect ending to your perfect Ludington getaway.
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