I love road trips. Give me a car, a highway, and a unique destination, and I’m in my element. Aisha and I love taking off for new places and spaces, so we’re always excited to get any opportunity to see new towns that are a little different.
Last year’s road trips took us to Sleeping Giant Provincial Park, near Thunder Bay, and to Ohio’s hidden gems, Sandusky, and Put-in-Bay–both of which were incredible.
This year, we’re not going quite as far afield since we’re expecting our first baby in August, so we decided to explore closer to home again with a weekend trip to Frankenmuth, Michigan, which is known as “Little Bavaria” and is home to the massive Bronner’s Christmas Wonderland.
The town is not very big–the population is only around 5000 people–but it’s a wonderful little community that is all about Bavarian and German-themed food and fun.
We’re still just exploring the town, but at the top of my list is the Frankenmuth Brewery, the Frankenmuth Cheese Haus, and of course, Bronner’s, which is apparently the world’s largest Christmas store.
Since Aisha and I both love food, we’re also looking forward to checking out either Zehnder’s of Frankenmuth or the Bavarian Inn Restaurant, since they apparently both compete for the best family style chicken dinner in town (but of course schnitzel is also high on our list of dishes we want to try here).
After the trip, I’ll likely post a bit more here, but check in to my other website, Road Tripper, for more on our trip. I’m developing Road Tripper as a companion to my travel pieces on The GATE, with full plans on what to see and do on each road trip, including photos and addresses, for anyone looking for all the details.