Frankenmuth, Michigan, is a Bavarian dream located in Saginaw County, where the hospitality of the locals keeps you warm. From indoor water parks and an enormous Christmas store to intriguing culture and fun festivals, you might find yourself wanting to move here before the end of your trip. You can feel the German influence in the shops, the restaurants and the architecture, but the spirit is pure Michigan.
Bronner's Christmas Wonderland is your first must-see, followed by St. Julian Winery — you'll need to sample the grape after all that holiday cheer. The Michigan Military & Space Heroes Museum is full of inspiring exhibits, while the Frankenmuth Historical Museum reveals the town's intriguing beginnings. Once you step into the Frankenmuth Lager Mill, you won't want to leave, unless it's to duck into Zak and Mac's Chocolate Haus. Enjoy a welcome like none other in Wilkommen Park. Coo over all sorts of animals during a trip to Grandpa Tiny's Farm.
Downtown Frankenmuth is a great place to center your vacation, but feel free to spread out from there. Little Bavaria has secrets and surprises hiding all over town, and since everything is close by, you don't have to limit yourself when it comes to choosing your hotel. Across the Saginaw River, Old Town is an exploding district that's all about the nightlife.
Bishop International Airport in Flint is the closest airport; it's only 30 miles from Flint to Frankenmuth. Freeland's MBS International Airport is 33 miles away. Some hotels may offer shuttle service to and from either airport, but your best bet is to rent a car or to take a cab.