With locals known as Da Yoopers, the Upper Peninsula, or UP, is a tourist’s delight with Marquette at its heart. The area offers various attractions and a wide selection of cuisine. Marquette’s annual International Food Fest, which includes Mexican, American, Italian, Asian, and German cuisine, is a favorite of locals and tourists. The UP famously serves the pasty, a potpie-like meat turnover that can be found in many area restaurants. Diners come from miles around to sample this treat. Several UP cities have competed for the title of best pasty maker. Restaurants are in abundance whether you’re craving steak, seafood, or an UP specialty like Finnish nisu, pannukakku, viili, or saunamakkara. You cannot leave the area without a sample of their famous fudge.