From Alma, the major city of Detroit is 110 miles (177 kilometers) to the southeast.
Don't limit yourself to Alma, because Southwest Michigan has been blessed with a wealth of natural and cultural attractions just waiting to be explored. Roughly 16 miles (26 kilometers) away you'll find Mount Pleasant. Head here to enjoy the Central Michigan University and Soaring Eagle Casino and Resort.
When you are ready to venture further afield check out the nearest regional area. Saginaw is approximately 35 miles (56 kilometers) away and features visitor attractions like Saginaw Valley State University, Temple Theatre and Fashion Square Mall. Saginaw has a lot to offer visitors keen to hang around here a little longer. The Dow Event Center and Castle Museum are other sights guaranteed to delight.
Take a trip to Southwest Michigan's art galleries. These are great places to hang out, particularly on overcast or inclement days.
Have a break from seeing the sights and spend a relaxing afternoon swimming or sailing.
When planning your trip to Alma, it's handy to remember that the nearest major airport, MBS International Airport, is located in in Saginaw, 30 miles (48 kilometers) away.