Welcome to Marquette.
Also known as The Fresh Coast, Queen City, 906, or Midwest’s Best Kept Secret.
Nestled on the southern shore of Lake Superior, Marquette is the largest city in Michigan’s picturesque Upper Peninsula. From fine food and brews to wallet-friendly shops and stays — Marquette County pairs small-town feel with big city taste. Featuring tons of urban options just minutes from miles of scenic trails and Superior shoreline.
First timer? Here are some (local) tips to ensure that you have a trip you’ll never forget.
Eat Fresh like a Local
Breakfast, brunch, lunch, or dinner, in Marquette County you'll find flavors that will delight your wallet and palate alike. Fuel up for your ride, hike or swim with local food that's fresh and delicious.
Drink U.P. like a Local
From your mellow morning coffee to your lively evening handcrafted microbrew, when it comes to local coffee shops and breweries, there's plenty of options to find the perfect vibe to pair with your libations.
Shop Small like a Local
Shop antiques and vintage finds, browse curated gifts or update your outdoor gear. Whatever you're shopping for in Marquette County, you'll find it locally, here.
Aim to Play like a Local
Surrounded by glacier-hewn bluffs with breathtaking views and boasting diverse landscapes—from rock formations to dense hardwoods–Marquette County is the ideal setting for almost every outdoor activity.
Go ahead, get out and play.
Relax & Stay like a Local
From intimate boutique experiences to big brand hotels—to cozy cabins, motels, and scenic campgrounds—book your stay to play in Marquette by location, amenities, and more.
#MakeYourMarq but Leave No Trace
Last but not least, we ask that you explore Marquette responsibly so that locals and visitors alike can enjoy this #ReMARQable place for generations to come.