There's plenty to see and do in Michigan - but what if you're looking for something extra special for you and your sweetie?

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Of course you can take a romantic getaway any time of year, but with Valentine's Day approaching, it might be more on your mind.

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Thrillist, a website dedicated to food, drink, travel and entertainment is on the case! They asked their smartest and swooniest travel writers and editors to play travel agent Cupid and track down the most romantic escape in every state.

They looked for place with "dreamy small towns, lakeside villages, gobsmacking natural vistas, luxe hotel spas, and cozy cabins" -- I mean, does that sound like Michigan or what?

So what is Thrillist's pick for the most romantic weekend getaway in Michigan?

I'll give you a hint, it's often ranked among the best wine regions in America...

Chateau Travers City, Old Mission Peninsula Wine Trail/ Facebook Read More: Decanter Magazine Names Michigan's Best Riesling Wines | https://wgrd.com/best-michigan-riesling/?utm_source=tsmclip&utm_medium=referral
Chateau Travers City, Old Mission Peninsula Wine Trail/ Facebook 
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It's Old Mission Peninsula! Just north of Traverse City, Old Mission Peninsula is a narrow finger of land extending into the center of Grand Traverse Bay.

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In addition to great wine, you'll find awesome restaurants, scenic hikes and beaches, antique shops, and cozy inns.

I got married in Traverse City in 2017, and for our honeymoon we spent a lot of time on Old Mission Peninsula.

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Have been back many times and can100% vouch for it being a very romantic spot in Michigan!

Here's Thrillist's praise for Old Mission Peninsula:

Conventional Michigander wisdom is to abscond by ferry to the stuck-in-amber historical charms of Mackinac Island. Leave that for the kids and retirees. The most romantic getaway in Michigan is the Old Mission Peninsula, which juts into Lake Michigan’s Grand Traverse Bay and is home to the Midwest’s most exciting—and laid-back—wine scene. This 19-mile stretch offers sweeping views and iconic lighthouses to go along with the wares of 10 excellent wineries, among them Brys Estate, Chateau Grand Traverse, and ice-wine pioneers Chateau Chantal, all of which double as inns. Even better, the peninsula is a (Petoskey) stone’s throw from one of Michigan’s best small towns, Traverse City, whose lakeview strolls are matched by its above-class food and drink scene. And from there, you’re a short drive from some of the best beaches in the continental US… and even more wineries.

Wineries on Michigan's Old Mission Peninsula in Grand Traverse County

Northern Michigan is great place for wine! Old Mission Peninsula Wine Trail, minutes from Traverse City, features ten unique wineries with beautiful views.

Gallery Credit: Janna