Traverse City Things to Do

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  • 1. Sleeping Bear Dunes

    About 30 miles west of Traverse City is the Sleeping Bear national park which has sand dunes about 300 feet tall that end into Lake Michigan. From the end of June to end of August the water temp is...

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  • 2. Explore the Victorian Residential Neighborhoods

    If you have your walking shoes, or maybe a car, I highly recommend exploring some of the residential areas near the historic center. The residents and the city...

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  • 3. History Center of Traverse City

    While walking down Front street, a sign for a LEGO expo over at the History Center of Traverse City caught our eye. My little guy loves LEGO, so we hoofed it...

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  • 4. Shopping Front Street

    The main shopping drag of Traverse City is Front Street - or downtown Traverse City. Here, you will find a ton of dining and shopping options - from the...

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  • 5. Pirates Cove Adventure Golf

    Hey - in any touristy town, you're going to find a couple of mini-golf courses. At Pirate Cove, along with the golf, there are several other attractions...

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  • 6. Take a bite - Save the environment!

    When visiting the historical architecture at The Village at Grand Traverse Commons don't miss the opportunity to taste the best darned bread for miles around....

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  • 7. Chateau Chantal Winery

    Our visit to Chateau Chantal Winery was pleasant and 'fruitful.' This beautiful winery sits atop a well-groomed hill top on the Mission Peninsula on the...

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  • 8. Bike! (Or Walk...Jog...Whatever)

    Traverse City and the Grand Traverse Area has become such a great biking region. I am going to stay within the confines of downtown however...Pick up the...

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  • 9. Cherry Blossoms and Fall Colors

    The Four Seasons are well represented in Traverse City and the Grand Traverse Region. I appreciate the founding fathers' efforts to bring the country to the...

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  • 10. Clinch Park in Traverse City, Michigan

    Located on the shores of West Grand Traverse Bay, Clinch Park is a great park for walking and running, going to the beach, or using the Marina. The exceptional...

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  • 11. Businesses in The Village at Grand Traverse

    BE SURE TO SEE ALL THREE PHOTOGRAPHSIn this tip, I plan to give a small overview of some of the businesses that have sprung up in the surrounding buildings on...

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  • 12. The Village at Grand Traverse Commons

    Before leaving on our trip, Mickey and I researched the area and were intrigued by the information that we found about Grand Traverse Commons. We just could not...

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  • 13. Traverse City Visitor Center

    The first thing that we did after finding our hotel and unpacking was to drive to downtown Traverse City to find The Traverse City Visitor Center Throughout...

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  • 14. The City Opera House

    One of the beautiful buildings in Traverse City that I wanted to see was the City Opera House. This Victorian structure was built in 1891 by 3 brothers-in-law....

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  • 15. Visit the Historical Hesler Log House

    The Hesler Log Home was built between 1854 and 1856 on the Southern part of the Old Mission Peninsula by Mary and Joseph Hessler who were one of the Earliest...

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  • 16. Northern Michigan Wine Country

    The North-Western coastline of Michigan has a great number of excellent wineries, growing in populariety and quality. The combination of the landscape and...

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  • 17. Leelanau Tour - Any Time of Year

    I love a drive through Leelanau County. Any season is wonderful - Fall colors are amazing and tourists come in droves to experience the area with it's charm and...

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  • 18. Downtown Farmers' Market

    Get up early on Saturday mornings and bike down to the Downtown Farmer's Market, right across from the West Arm of Grand Traverse Bay. There you will find...

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  • 19. Cherry Bowl Drive-In Theatre

    If you are in Northern Michigan, I highly recommend the Cherry Bowl Drive-in Theatre. It's like stepping back into the friendly, uncomplicated 50's. All of the...

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  • 20. Savor September at the Epicurean Classic

    Perhaps THE culinary events of the year in Traverse City is the annual "Epicurean Classic", held annually in mid-September. The 2007 event, which is held as a...

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  • 21. Wine Tastings

    There are approximately 18 wineries in the area, many of which have dedicated wine tasting facilities. One can easily spend an afternoon or longer doing...

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  • 22. Parasail

    Parasailing with Traverse Bay parasail is so much fun and relaxing. It's so much easier than you think. You just sit up there and enjoy the view! The take-off...

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  • 23. Cherry Festival

    The National Cherry Festival celebrates a feast of cherries and local wines and a world record attempt to host the world's largest cherry pancake breakfast....

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  • 24. Old Mission Peninsula

    The oldest permanent town in the Grand Traverse area began in 1839, when the Rev. Peter Dougherty established a mission to the local Odawa Indians near the tip...

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  • 25. Traverse City

    The oldest permanent town in the Grand Traverse area began in 1839, when the Rev. Peter Dougherty established a mission to the local Odawa Indians near the tip...

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