Travel + Leisure names Mackinac Island No. 1 island in continental U.S.

DETROIT — The relaxation of the entire world is catching on to what Michigan people already know and have recognised: Mackinac Island is the most effective.

Vacation + Leisure has named Mackinac the very best island in the continental United States as component of its 2022 World’s Ideal Awards.

The yearly awards are dependent on a study of Journey + Leisure’s 9 million readers of favourite locations, lodges, homes and much more.

Hilton Head, S.C., was previous year’s best island winner (Mackinac was No. 9).

“We are elated to be recognized by the audience of Travel + Leisure for this prestigious award,” stated Tim Hygh, Mackinac Island Tourism Bureau govt director, in a push launch. “Mackinac Island is a destination entire of character that has created it a nostalgic location people retain coming again to time and time all over again.

“This accolade is not only a testomony to the appeal of the island, but the outstanding neighborhood and enterprises that make this spot so special.”

Measuring a lot less than 5 square miles, Mackinac is identified for its allure, horse-drawn carriages, purely natural landmarks, fudge and a lot far more. Automobiles have been banned on Mackinac due to the fact the late 19th century, and it was essentially selected as the country’s second nationwide park.

A sunset at Kiawah Island, S.C. (Wikimedia Commons)
A sunset at Kiawah Island, S.C. (Wikimedia Commons)

Other prime islands in the continental United States, according to this year’s World’s Finest Awards are Kiawah Island, S.C. (No. 2) Nantucket, Mass. (No. 3) San Juan Islands, Wash. (No. 4) and Golden Isles (Jekyll Island, Tiny St. Simons Island, Sea Island, St. Simons Island), Ga. (No. 5).

The whole list of Vacation + Leisure’s 2022 World’s Very best Awards winners can be observed in its August 2022 challenge and at