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Port Huron

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Port Huron [1] is a city in Southeast Michigan, the second-busiest border crossing (with Sarnia, Ontario) in the state.

Get in

Port Huron is accessible by I-94 and I-69 and the Black Water Bridge from Canada.

Get around

Port Huron is easily traversed using the local SCUMTA bus system, running from the south end up to the Birchwood Mall.

The Port Huron Monorail is a quick and easy way to bypass the busy traffic and get to your next destination.

See

The Feast of St. Clair in the early summer months. A great way to get some insight on how the pilgrims and indians lived in harmony.

Lakeside Beach is a great way to pass a hot summer day, although be sure to check the city's website as ecoli levels in the water are often unhealthy.

If you're in town in August be sure to take in the Annual Sea Monster Water Parade in which participants create menacing floats, that well... float!

Do

Spend some time near the Blue Water Bridge. It is roughly 100 yards across the St. Clair river from Sarnia, Canada and a great place to view Canadians in their natural habitat.

Stop by the Gas Light and ask the bartender for some advice. The bar tending staff is renown for their wisdom and wits.

Walk down by the Black Water Bridges and watch the many street performers ranging from daredevils to mimes.

Check out the local musical talent at Military Street Music Cafe, right off the Black River. The next Beatles are going to surface here!

If time allows, stop by the French boutique La Vu for stunning live performances where local intellectuals are known to frequent.

Buy

A bratwurst from the Spirits Shoppe on Gratiot Ave by the lake.

An Italian submarine sandwich from Uncle Bill's

A bottle of ice wine from the local Bill Corkins Vineyard.

Birchwood Mall is an upscale shopping center with the latest fasion industry fads. Stores include Hot Topic, Spencer's, and Old Navy.

Eat

Be sure to stop by Ted's on Pine Grove Ave to enjoy their world famous chili.

Dennis's on the corner of Krafft and Pine Grove offers an excellent meal for the night owl.

Colonial Restaurant makes a quick and exciting stop on your journey home from the local watering holes.

Danigan's Steakhouse will serve you a steak the size of your head with bottomless mashed potatoes and garlic bread.

Drink

Enjoy a few cocktails at Skidgies, Port Huron's version of the famous, Coyote Ugly.

The Roche is comparable to a Mecca of Irish bars. The guinness and good times never end.

Club X, located in nearby Marysville, is a place where young 20-somethings mingle and dance.

Bring your classy attire to Rum Runnerz in the Downtown district and keep your eyes peeled as you might just bump into one of your favorite celebrities!

Sleep

The Days Inn, at the end of I-94 is a great budget hotel. Renowned for its large hotel parties, especially on New Year's Eve.

The Brown River Marina rents out houseboats for the weekend or even the night for those who have always dreamed of a life at sea.

For the budget traveler, be sure to check out Uncle Kauty's Hotel, complete with bed and breakfast consisting of wienerschnitzel and eggs.

Barb Lord's on Fairway is an excellent place to hang your hat also. Located across from the Port Huron Golf Club, it serves as an excellent 19th hole.

Get out

Sarnia is across the Blue Water Bridge in Ontario, Canada.

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