Downtown Traverse City: Downtown Traverse City is a cute community filled with restaurants, shops, and the State Theatre. The majority of shopping and restaurants are downtown and it’s a great place to head out to dinner.
Visit Cherry Blossoms: One of the best times to visit the cherry capital of the world is in the spring season when the cherry blossoms come alive. Two of the best places to see the cherry blossoms are in Suttons Bay or on Old Mission Peninsula.
Beaches: Traverse City is filled with amazing beaches on Grand Traverse Bay and Lake Michigan. In the summer months, these beaches are packed with people playing beach volleyball and marinating in the summer sun.
Brewery Bike Tour: Traverse City is the micro-brew capital of Michigan and the best way to visit these breweries is via bike! We went out with Grand Traverse Bike Tours for an incredible day of tastings. Joe and Casey, our trusty guides, taught us all about the history of Traverse City while we sampled delicious local beers from a variety of breweries.
Watersports: Traverse City has an incredible lakefront location so it’s no wonder that summers are spent enjoying watersports on Lake Michigan. Travelers can choose from standup paddleboarding, sailing, or waterskiing on the pristine lakes.
Sleeping Bear Dunes: These towering sand dunes are nestled on the banks of Lake Michigan and they’re a part of the national park system. The park spans 64-miles and offers breathtaking views of sand dunes contrasted with massive sand dunes. With an abundance of hiking trails, the dunes are a fantastic place to enjoy the great outdoors.