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What’s New in Marquette County, Michigan, in 2024?

by Aoife O'Riordan

Jan 8, 2024

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This year has much in store for lakeside Marquette County in Michigan. Located on the shores of Lake Superior, family travelers can find outdoor adventures, cultural experiences and more awaiting them this year and beyond.


Upper Michigan Ice Races

Through March 9, families can watch drivers guide their vehicles across icy terrain at the exciting Upper Michigan Ice Races. Hosted at the oval ice track in Gwinn, the race sees ORVs and motorbikes slide and glide along the course. Racers of all ages are encouraged to participate.


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137th Annual Ski Jumping Tournament

Held Jan. 19–21, this tournament is the country’s longest-running ski jumping tournament. Hosted by Ishpeming Ski Club at UP Nordic Ski Complex in Negaunee, the event invites visitors and locals to spot elite U.S. and international ski jumpers compete. The event also includes food trucks, concessions, bonfires and fireworks.


Heikki Lunta Festival

To see a true celebration of Finnish heritage, don’t miss the Heikki Lunta Festival (Feb. 2–3), an annual mythology event made for the fictional Hekki Lunta, the snow god who performs a dance to bring the snow. The weekend festival sees returning performances as well as Irontown Rail Jam and more.


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Meijer Winter State Games

Between Feb. 9 and 11, these winter games invite participants of all ages to compete in a variety of winter competitions. Winter sport events include downhill snow sports, luge, curling and even bowling.


International Luge Race

Witness the U.S. Natural Track Luge team and club sliders on Feb. 24 take part in this thrilling race against elite athletes from around the world. Free to attend and watch, even kids will get a kick out of watching this thrilling event.


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Feb 12, 2024

Make A Splash on National Mermaid Day at These 2 Resorts

Ever dreamed of being a mermaid? Well, your dreams could come true on your next family trip. With March 29 National Mermaid Day, these two resorts offer experiences for guests of all ages to enjoy.

Unearth Seoul’s Hidden Gems

Filled with hidden treasures waiting to be discovered, Seoul invites travelers to unearth its many gems, and Seoul Tourism Organization is here to help travelers do just that. Through thoughtfully created initiatives like the Theme Tourism County Competition, Seoul Tourism Organization works closely with local districts to identify and showcase what makes each district unique and charming in all seasons.

Feb 7, 2024

Earn a Free Night With Best Western Hotels This Spring

Make Best Western your hotel of choice during spring family travels for a sweet reward. This spring, BWH Hotels offers members of its Best Western Rewards loyalty program the opportunity to earn a free night stay.

Feb 7, 2024

Take a Cruise in the Adriatic

Known for its clear, vibrantly blue-green waters and varied and historic ports of call, the Adriatic is the new Mediterranean for cruise enthusiasts and family travelers. An Adriatic cruise is especially suited to multigen family trips, since it appeals to all ages with its beautiful beaches, water sports, rich marine life, historic cities, ancient archaeological sites, colorful cultures and varied cuisines. There is truly something for every traveler.

Interior Upgrades Begin Rolling Out Across United Fleet

United Airlines is in the midst of a major initiative to modernize its fleet over the next several years. After first announcing the plan in 2021, planes fitted with United’s signature interior are finally beginning to appear across the airline’s narrowbody fleet of Boeing and Airbus planes. United flyers are sure to notice these enhancements from the moment they step on board: Each new or updated plane sports remodeled seats, seatback entertainment screens for everyone, Bluetooth connectivity and more, all adding up to a better experience on every journey.

Feb 6, 2024

Embark on a Romantic Getaway at Solmar Hotels and Resorts in Los Cabos

Parents, it’s time to ditch family travel and embark on a romantic vacation at Solmar Hotels and Resorts in Los Cabos. Renowned for its breathtaking landscapes, pristine beaches and unparalleled hospitality, Los Cabos sets the stage for couples looking for a romantic escape away from the kids. At Solmar Hotels and Resorts, guests are invited to take advantage of the romantic accommodations, spa experiences, gastronomic delights and more.