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Vote now to make Mackinac Island the world’s most romantic under-the-radar destination


Ok Detroit, we’ve asked you to vote for your favorite sports city and favorite zoo exhibit and a community garden grant. You did and Detroit was named the best sports city.  The community garden got the grant and the Detroit Zoo’s Arctic Ring of Life  came in second as the best zoo exhibit. Now you have a chance to help make Michigan a romantic state.

Many people look at Paris, New York or Rome as the world’s most romantic cities but the USA Today 10Best Readers’ Choice Awards thinks some of the best intimate escapes happen off the beaten path. Michigan’s Mackinac Island is one of those under-the-radar places nominated by a panel of romance travel gurus.

rc-badgeYou can vote once per day for your favorite Under-the-Radar Romantic Destination until Monday, August 3 at 11:59 am. Click here to vote. Mackinac Island is currently in first place and is competing with 19 other global destinations.

The nominees are:

  1. Mackinac Island, Mich.
  2. Porto, Portugal
  3. Lugano, Switzerland
  4. Reykjanes, Iceland
  5. Annapolis, Md.
  6. Block Island, R.I.
  7. Cartagena, Colombia
  8. Lucca, Italy
  9. Budapest, Hungary
  10. Bainbridge Island, Wash.
  11. Out Islands,Bahamas
  12. Rothenburg ob der Tauber
  13. Lake District, England
  14. Istanbul
  15. Guanajuato and San Miguel de Allende, Mexico
  16. Chiang Mai, Thailand
  17. Mendoza, Argentina
  18. Langkawi, Malaysia
  19. Lijiang, China
  20. New Caledonia

Remember to vote and ask your friends to vote as well.

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