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Empty Nester Activities

No longer traveling with children? Enjoy your freedom in Southwest Michigan — your four-season, empty-nester destination. Experience hours of relaxation, adventure and play time during this three-day, self-guided trip full of empty nester activities. Pack your bags and find life’s simple joys on this road trip.

Day 1: Freedom to relax

No need to rush today. Browse. Sip and savor. Explore at your own pace. Then catch a fiery red and gold Lake Michigan sunset at one of our favorite beaches. You will be in no hurry to leave after the gorgeous horizon is replaced by twinkling stars.

See You In The Morning

You will find more fun to enjoy tomorrow.

Day 2: Freedom to adventure

You can easily enjoy twice the adventure in Southwest Michigan by combining our Makers Trail of local craft wineries, breweries, cideries and distilleries with our nearby hiking, biking and water trails. Choose your adventure or do all three — you will sleep well tonight!

See You In The Morning

You will find more fun to enjoy tomorrow.

Day 3: Freedom to Play

There are so many carefree ways to spend your third day in Southwest Michigan. Play golf, hunt for antiques or new art for your home, bowl at a cidery, pedal around town in a surrey, see a show or concert or — in the winter — test your skills playing River Rocks at River St. Joe in Buchanan. The good times will keep rolling in like Lake Michigan waves.

Thanks for joining us!

We hope you enjoyed your travels throughout Southwest Michigan. Check out other trips that you can take on our itineraries page.

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