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All About Marquette
Located on the southern shores of Lake Superior, on Michigan's Upper Peninsula, Marquette is a picturesque port town surrounded by dense coniferous and deciduous forests. The waters of Lake Superior provide several opportunities for recreational activities like surfing, kayaking, swimming, and lounging among the area's many soft sandy beaches. In addition, the nearby hills and nature reserves host hiking and mountain biking trails along with ski runs and tubing in the winter months.
As Michigan's largest city on the peninsula, home to Northern Michigan University, Marquette is a spirited college town with plenty of cultural offerings to keep you busy. You’ll also discover several craft breweries and restaurants nestled alongside Gothic and Romanesque-style historic buildings, including the Marquette Maritime Museum showcasing the area’s nautical heritage. Spending an evening on a restaurant patio while checking out the dancing Aurora Borealis lights makes for a wonderful outing in this vibrant, outdoorsy town.
The best time to stay in a vacation rental in Marquette
Marquette's climate has wide seasonal variations and weather conditions in terms of temperature and precipitation, with the area seeing relatively high humidity levels throughout the year. Summer months tend to bring increased rain levels and hotter temperatures from May to September. The Downtown Marquette Farmers Market is held through much of the summer and includes vendors selling locally sourced produce, baked goods, and crafts in addition to prepared food and artisanal products.
Fall is an excellent time to book vacation rentals in Marquette. Brisk temperatures, moderate weather, and a brilliant display of autumn hues make for enjoyable conditions to walk the town and explore the surrounding nature parks. Winters in Marquette bring temperatures that regularly fall below freezing, occasionally freezing the lake and spurring locals to lace up their ice skates. Snowfall in the surrounding hills means fantastic conditions for skiing and other winter activities.
Top things to do in Marquette
Upper Peninsula Northern Lights
Marquette's northern location coupled with the region's lack of light pollution come together to make it one of the premier destinations in the continental United States for witnessing the Aurora Borealis, also known as the Northern Lights. During the dark hours of midnight to 3 a.m. from August to April, brilliant bands of light dance across the sky in hues of purple and green.
Black Rock Cliffs
Located in Presque Isle Park, the Black Rock Cliffs are a popular scenic point over the waters of Lake Superior. The rock formations rise roughly 20 feet out of the chilly water, providing a fantastic sunset vista after your hike through to the cliffside trails. The surrounding park is adorned with lush forests, coves, beaches, and marshes to explore by kayak, canoe, or paddleboard.
Marquette Maritime Museum & Lighthouse
The Marquette Maritime Museum opened in 1984 and today has a stated mission of preserving the maritime history of Marquette and the rest of the Great Lakes. The main museum building has exhibits displaying antique lighthouse bulbs, diving equipment, and birchbark canoes from the region's Indigenous tribes. Visits to the adjoining lighthouse are also available at regularly scheduled times on a seasonal basis.
Frequently Asked Questions
Are there vacation rentals with a dedicated workspace in Marquette?
Yes! Work meets play with ease at over 100 vacation rentals in Marquette featuring dedicated workspaces. Stay connected and productive in your home away from home.
Are there pet-friendly vacation rentals in Marquette?
Four-legged friends are welcome in Marquette. Choose from more than 60 vacation rentals for guests traveling with pets.
How much does it cost to stay in apartment rentals in Marquette?
Experience the best of Marquette with our apartment rentals, starting at about $60 per day, before taxes and fees. Embrace comfort and style while staying within your budget in your home away from home.
Do house rentals in Marquette have a bbq area?
Absolutely! We offer over 60 house rentals with a bbq area in Marquette. Enjoy a tailored experience with all the comforts you desire.
Are there family-friendly vacation rentals in Marquette?
Marquette has more than 150 family-friendly stays. Amenities on the property may include high chairs, travel cribs, or strollers.
Do apartment rentals in Marquette have wifi?
Absolutely! We offer over 60 apartment rentals with wifi in Marquette. Enjoy a tailored experience with all the comforts you desire.
Do apartment rentals in Marquette have self check-in?
Absolutely! We offer over 40 apartment rentals with self check-in in Marquette. Enjoy a tailored experience with all the comforts you desire.
What are the most popular amenities for House Rentals in Marquette?
Enhance your stay in our House Rentals with the most popular amenities: over 60 homes with a bbq area, over 50 homes with self check-in, over 100 homes with wifi, and more. Indulge in the ultimate retreat, tailored to your preferences.