People ride bikes through on Market Street on Mackinac Island.
Americans in search of a summer vacation destination appear to be lured by a lack of cars and an abundance of fudge.
Mackinac Island has been ranked the most popular summer destination in the country this year by Travel website TripAdvisor
. The ranking is based on the greatest seasonal increase in hotel booking interest.
The 4-square-mile island beat out places like West Yellowstone, Montana; Ocean City, Maryland; and Martha's Vineyard, Massachusetts for the top spot.
But a trip to Mackinac appears to be a little more expensive than a trip to some of the other destinations on TripAdvisor's top 10 list. A weeklong trip to Mackinac costs about $2,905 per person, TripAdvisor says. The average hotel nightly rate is $347 and the average domestic flight into Cherry Capital Airport is $476. Of course, Michiganders can defray a bit of the cost by opting to drive to (but not on) the island instead.
Trip Advisor describes the island as "a throwback to old-timey seaside leisure with the candy-colored facades of downtown shops." It also highlights the fudge (of course) and limestone bluffs of Mackinac Island State Park.
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