Sitting in the electric-hued waters of Lake Huron, Mackinac Island is pleasantly separated from the modern world. Refined inns and grand hotels are frozen in time, exuding the polished charm of the good old days. Cars are nowhere to be seen, so the family will have to get some fresh air by traveling via bike or on foot to get to the array of restaurants, from Italian chop houses, barbecue joints, and high-end dining to simple cafes. Military history is strongly present, so a day of educational exploration is an option. But any scenery tour, whether by kayak, paddleboard, or on foot, will allow visitors to witness stunning rock formations, wildlife, caves, and lighthouses. But above all else, you have to try the impressive selection of fudge at places like Sanders Candies, which also sells killer fudge ice cream.