Originally Posted by ak allen
Agreed. And if there is any room for fishing you are relatively close to the Au Sable, and Manistee rivers which both offer excellent fishing!
I will third Traverse City. It is truly a place where your wife can enjoy nice shopping, it's a very safe city, and there is also awesome fishing nearby. It is where alot of us Michiganders take our wife's for anniversaries.
Holland as suggested would also be nice, close to Grand Rapids, and alot to do there as well.