Want the conveniences of a city but the amazing scenery of a coastal town? Port Huron, which stretches along the St. Clair River and Lake Huron, has all of that and more. The city itself is right at an international border crossing to Canada marked by the Blue Water Bridge, and if you want to stay a weekend or longer there are many Port Huron hotels to choose from. For an ideal jumping off point, book a room near the Carnegie Center, Port Huron Museum, Huron Lightship (along the waterfront), or the Thomas Edison Depot Museum.
Enjoying Port Huron’s Charm
The city is accessible to natural wonders such as beaches and parks, and its marina is a hubbub of activity—the city is, after all, nicknamed the Maritime Capital of the Great Lakes and is the home of ships that come in every shape and size. You can choose a hotel in Port Huron near the waterfront if you’ve an inclination to fish, enjoy a boat cruise, or simply stroll on the boardwalk and breathe in wonderful views of the river and the passing freighter traffic.
Intrigued by this coastal city’s past? Museums and tours of historical ships and the Fort Gratiot Lighthouse make for fun sightseeing stops. In fact, downtown Port Huron is itself a well-preserved town of Colonial architecture. Have your fill of small-town shopping while you’re there, and after a meal of fresh seafood in one of the downtown restaurants, walk back to your Port Huron cheap hotel and enjoy the views of the river and the sunset.