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.

Tacos from Iron Bar, Shrimp from Delft Bistro, Chicken Wings from DIGS

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.

231 West, Superior Culture, Barrel + Beam Brewery

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.

Yooper Shirts, Revisions, Down Wind Sports, Revival

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.

Play like a Local

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.

The starry night sky in Big Bay, MI

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. 

Respect Marquette County Pledge logo

#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.