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It’s no wonder that summer in Traverse City is the favorite time of year for so many. From the area’s miles of sugar-sand beaches to crystal-clear bays, lakes and rivers to the seemingly endless hiking and biking trails, there are always memories to be made when you’re Up North in the summer!

Annual events include the National Cherry Festival, the Traverse City Film Festival, the Traverse City Wine and Art Festival and the always-popular Cedar Polka Fest. For those looking for a serene getaway, book an evening cruise on the majestic Tall Ship Manitou or go charter fishing on Lake Michigan. And don’t miss experiencing the Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore – a true “bucket list” place to visit.

Our area lodging properties help add to your summer fun. Book a waterfront hotel or motel, and take advantage of Jet Ski or water trampoline rentals. Or stay at a cabin or cottage where you can swim by day and enjoy campfires (and roasting marshmallow, of course) by night. Properties near Downtown Traverse City are convenient for shopping excursions and al fresco dining. Vacation rental properties and condos are great options, as well.

Whatever type of lodging you choose, keep in mind that summer is a popular time to visit Traverse City, so you may want to book early to secure your spot! 

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