Local Attractions

What to do?

Traverse City was just named Midwest Living’s “Greatest Midwest Town!”

Traverse City has earned its reputation as a four-season destination thanks to its almost 406081_445405652157151_1799897250_nendless offerings of activities.

Outdoor recreation enthusiasts can choose from both summer and winter sports galore. And when you need a break from the great outdoors, you can take in a film at the restored State Theatre, tour a lighthouse, visit one of our many art galleries or take in a museum. Stroll though our vibrant downtown shopping district or venture into the shops, galleries and restaurants at the historic Grand Traverse Commons.

And while our town has been voted one of the most charming places in the country, it’s anything but sleepy! You’ll find live music for every taste including jazz, classical, indy and rock at our local restaurants and watering holes. Or visit one of the area’s two casinos for some vegas-style gambling.

Whatever you choose, you’ll see why Traverse City is your complete destination for True North fun!

Dining and Wine

Thanks to its award-winning wines and talented local chefs, Traverse City enjoys an international reputation as a place of surprisingly sophisticated food and drink.

For two years in a row, Midwest Living has listed Traverse City among its Five Top Food Towns, and Bon Appetit has listed it as one of America’s Top Five Foodie towns.

Our eclectic cuisine borrows freely from other regional styles and relies heavily on imagination, boldness and spunk. Capitalizing on fresh ingredients from nearby farms, forests, lakes, streams and orchards our restaurateurs seem to be on a mission to showcase the best of what the area has to offer.

And what could go better with all this culinary bounty than a fine wine? The beautiful Leelanau and Old Mission peninsulas are dotted with vineyards and award-winning wineries that have established a firm reputation for crisp, intensely flavorful wines.


After you enjoy our beaches and lakes, golf courses, wineries and shopping, there’s still plenty to do!

Traverse City has a rich maritime history as evidenced by our beautiful lighthouses and maritime museums. And the lovely Tall Ships that glide along West Grand Traverse Bay are a long-time favorite sight for locals and visitors alike.

Kids and families will find plenty of fun distractions playing mini-golf, feasting on hotdogs during a Beach Bums baseball game or climbing the now world-famous Sleeping Bear Dunes. Travel back to the 1950s for some good, old-fashioned fun at the local drive-in theatre, or spend a rainy day playing laser tag, billiards or bowling indoors

Below are some links to many local attractions for you to enjoy…

Traverse City Historical Tour

Traverse City Offical Visitor Guide 2014

Beach Bums Professional Baseball

Beaver Island Ferry

Cherry Bowl Drive-In Theater

Cherry Republic in Glen Arbor

Traverse City Opera House

The Dennos Museum

The Historic Grand Traverse Commons

Grand Traverse Lighthouse Museum

Grand Traverse Resort Casinos & Spa

Interlochen Center of the Arts

Jacob’s Corn Maze

Lucky Jack’s Bowling, Arcade, and Laser Tag

Old Mission Lighthouse Park

Ranch Rudolf

Vasa Trail

Famous Sleeping Bear Dunes


Trattoria Stella Award Winning, Fine Dining Italian Restaurant

Pearl’s New Orleans Kitchen

Red Ginger Asian Style Restaurant

Fire Fly

Don’s Drive In


all information credited to http://www.traversecity.com/ @ Traverse City Tourism


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