what to know when visiting Marquette Michigan
Our family took a vacation in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula. While there, we spent 2 days and nights in Marquette Michigan. Marquette is a large city in the UP and has so much to see and explore.
While Marquette is a college town, there is so much more to see in this gorgeous city and it’s lake view. Set along Lake Superior, you have the opportunity to enjoy the stunning sunrises and sunsets set on the shore. Be sure to take a look at the abandon iron ore dock and how the sun reflects on it. Carts once moved up and down the dock dumping the iron ore into shoots that would then fill the ships. You can see more details here from Michigan Radio on how it was used. Now it is beautiful to photograph and twice a year the sun is perfectly aligned inside it to shine through.
We stayed at the historic Landmark Hotel located at the top of a hill. The hotel that was beautifully decorated with a welcoming decor. We enjoyed dinner here and also went up to the top floor and peered through the windows for an almost panoramic view of the city. You have to stay here or at least go inside and enjoy a meal and see the beautiful decor.
exploring downtown Marquette Michigan
There are a lot of places to eat downtown Marquette. My kids are extremely picky and unwilling to try new things. We have to check out the menu to make sure there is kid friendly food to eat. We found Donckers to be a wonderful place for breakfast and lunch/dinner options (like grilled cheese and mac and cheese) and a wonderful breakfast.
There are many other restaurants we wanted to check out as well, we just need to take another trip to Marquette.
Enjoy shopping downtown the many shops with unique UP souvenirs and clothing.
Find the Marquette Baking Company located next to the Children’s Museum (look for the thumb). You need to get down to the bakery early to get some of their delicious donuts and cupcakes. A little further away from downtown is the Huron Mountain Bakery.
Dead River Coffee is perfect to stop and get some local coffee. It’s named after a local river in the area. It’s a cool little coffee shop to check out.
There is so much to see in Marquette Michigan, do you have a favorite place you go to?