Mount Pleasant travel guide

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You're Going to Love Mount Pleasant

With a population of 26,016, Mount Pleasant is a must-see destination in Michigan, United States. It is among the most popular tourist destinations in the country. We recommend you stay at least 2 days in order to fully appreciate everything Mount Pleasant has to offer.

When to visit Mount Pleasant

Mount Pleasant in July
Estimated hotel price
1 night at 3-star hotel
Mount Pleasant in July
Estimated hotel price
1 night at 3-star hotel

Looking for warm weather? Then head to Mount Pleasant in July, when the average temperature is 71.6 °F, and the highest can go up to 82.4 °F. The coldest month, on the other hand, is January, when it can get as cold as 15.8 °F, with an average temperature of 23 °F. You’re likely to see more rain in September, when precipitation is around 3.8″. In contrast, February is usually the driest month of the year in Mount Pleasant, with an average rainfall of 1.6″.

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How to Get to Mount Pleasant


Although Mount Pleasant doesn’t have its own airport, you can fly to Gerald R. Ford Airport (GRR), which is located 62 miles from Mount Pleasant. Traverse City Cherry Capital is the most popular, with regular flights from American Airlines, Alaska Airlines, British Airways and other airlines departing from the United States. The shortest domestic flight to Mount Pleasant departs from Chicago and takes around 2h 53m.


Another option to get to Mount Pleasant is to pick up a car rental from Chicago, which is about 188 miles from Mount Pleasant. You’ll find branches of Routes Car & Truck Rentals and Kyte, among others, in Chicago.

Airlines serving Mount Pleasant

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British Airways
Good (1,746 reviews)
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Air France
Good (498 reviews)
United Airlines
Good (3,202 reviews)
Qatar Airways
Good (1,443 reviews)
Air Canada
Good (2,048 reviews)
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Alaska Airlines
Excellent (3,066 reviews)
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ITA Airways
Good (181 reviews)
Aer Lingus
Good (484 reviews)
Korean Air
Excellent (360 reviews)
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Japan Airlines
Excellent (579 reviews)
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Copa Airlines
Good (567 reviews)
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Where to stay in Mount Pleasant

If you’re on a budget, well-reviewed accommodations include Fairfield by Marriott Mt Pleasant and Hampton Inn MT. Pleasant.

Where to stay in popular areas of Mount Pleasant

Most booked hotels in Mount Pleasant

Courtyard Mt. Pleasant At Central Michigan University
Excellent (8.9, 387 reviews)
Comfort Inn & Suites and Conference Center
Excellent (8.8, 333 reviews)
Baymont by Wyndham Mt. Pleasant
Excellent (8.5, 567 reviews)
Holiday Inn Hotels And Suites Mount Pleasant, An IHG Hotel
Excellent (8.5, 312 reviews)
Super 8 by Wyndham Mt. Pleasant
Good (7.4, 975 reviews)
Quality Inn
Good (7.3, 858 reviews)
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Renting a car in Mount Pleasant

Renting a car in Mount Pleasant costs $88 per day, on average, or $175 if you want to rent if for 2 days.

You’re likely to save money by renting your car at the airport: locations in the city are, on average, 22% more expensive than at Bay City MBS Intl.

Expect to pay $3.79 per gallon in Mount Pleasant (average price from the past 30 days). Depending on the size of your rental car, filling up the tank will cost between $45.42 and $60.57. Economy (Mitsubishi Mirage or similar) is the most popular car type to rent in Mount Pleasant, while also 51% cheaper than other types, on average.