My boyfriend and I are planning a road trip from Ann Arbor through Northern Michigan for a few days around 4th of July. He lives in Ann Arbor (I'm in DC) and is familiar with the towns but not the details.
We are thinking about spending July 2-4 (leaving early on the 4th) in Petoskey (perhaps at the Perry Hotel...any thoughts there?). What are some restaurant recommendations in the area? I think breakfast is taken care of at the hotel, but how about good lunches and dinners. We will be driving around, seeing different things, so we would also take recommendations outside of the Petoskey itself.
Starting on the 4th we will be driving to Mackinac Island, where we will stay on the 4th of July and leaving on the 6th (a Monday). Again I think breakfast is taken care of at the B&B we are staying at. But what are some great restaurants? Also where can we find the best fudge?? We know it's going to be very crowded over the 4th of July weekend. If at all possible, should we plan on making reservations? Other thoughts of places to go and things to do? I thought Mary's Bistro looked good.
Our price range is a little flexible. But since we are spending so much on lodging we probably wouldn't want to spend much more than $100 for dinner for 2.
Any other recommendations are greatly appreciated. We are very excited for this trip and a chance to see a different part of the state!