Home to hundreds of shops, this bustling downtown is a fun shopping destination in itself, or while you’re waiting to catch the ferry to Mackinac Island. mackinawcity.com.
Island Bookstore: Warm and welcoming indie bookshop with local titles and a great selection for kids.
Bell’s Fishery: A Mackinaw City fixture with legendary smoked whitefish.
Coffman Hardware: Cool historic hardware with an eye-popping collection of Swiss Army knives.
Mackinaw Crossings: An outdoor shopping center with 50 Victorian-style retail shops, plus a five-screen cinema, a haunted house, and nightly laser light shows.