A new year means a new year of vacations, Right now millions of people are charting their trips for 2024 and the choices are endless. The world is filled with incredible destinations, and Michigan just happens to be one of them.

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Michigan just hit the global spotlight as one of the Best Places to Visit in the World for 2024. If you think about it, this is pretty impressive. We're talking about keeping company with locals such as Angola, Greece, and even Uzbekistan just to name a few. Not too shabby there Michigan!

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CNN Travel created the ultimate bucket list of the "Best Places in the World to Visit in 2024". Their team chose 24 destinations travelers need to consider adding to their list of places to check out this year. Their goal was to find those places that may not be huge tourist destinations and offer a new and exciting experience.

"...maybe it’s time to look at places that are still largely undiscovered, or alluring in the offseason, or frequently overlooked for their larger first cities or neighbors. Maybe it’s time to head to places that are making it easier for tourists to visit and those that pay close attention to encouraging tourism that’s sustainable", they said. 

What Part of Michigan is Ranked Best Place to Visit in 2024?

It isn't just one city in Michigan that made the list of being a "must visit spot", it was a whole section of the Mitten State. Northwest Michigan has been selected as a place everyone in the world should see once in their life. For Michiganders, this is no surprise considering it's a part of Michigan that offers something for everyone all year long. Here's what caught CNN's attention;

On Grand Traverse Bay, Traverse City makes a great home base for exploring wineries on the Old Mission and Leelanau peninsulas or picking cherries or apples in season. Then fall’s foliage is ripe for peeping, followed by winter’s inviting blankets of snow", Marnie Hunter from CNN Travel wrote. "From Traverse City, the scenic M-22 highway winds up the Leelanau Peninsula and hooks back down through Leland, home to a historic fishing village and a collection of interesting shops and galleries. Glen Arbor is another town worth perusing on the way to Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore, where off M-109 an all-sand, 3.5-mile hike over massive dunes to the Great Lake and back preps hardy hikers for a delicious dinner. Farm Club, a farm-restaurant hybrid seven miles from downtown Traverse City, serves beautifully prepared dishes showcasing the region’s ingredients — many grown on-site — in a minimalist, barnlike space that spills outdoors."

Whether you seek adventure, tranquility, culture, or simply a captivating escape, Michigan has it all! Looks like thanks to CNN Travel the whole world is being encouraged to pack their bags, book their tickets, and get ready for an unforgettable journey in the heart of America's captivating landscapes in Michigan.

Check out the full list of all 24 places considered the best to visit in 2024 here. 

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