There is one bear where hibernation is not part of an annual hibernation ritual: the Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore. Many people don’t realize that the National Lakeshore is open year-round. Word to the wise: if you miss a visit in winter, you are missing out on a remarkable experience.
The ski season in Traverse City is upon us, and there is no better way to celebrate than to explore the après-ski lifestyle in the area. For many people, après ski is the most sought-after part of a true winter experience. It’s a time to embrace the season, unwind, and celebrate a day on the slopes. Whether you prefer more snowy adventures or indulgence in the food and beverage scene, these activities promise to create lasting memories.
The first snowfall of winter ushers in one of the most exciting seasons of the year… Ski season! Skiing and snowboarding combine exercise and fun while providing a connection with nature during the winter months. Crystal Mountain, Hickory Hills, and Mt. Holiday are the forefront ski resorts in the TC area. All three of the resorts offer ski and snowboard rental equipment so you can get suited up on-site, as well as lessons so you can learn your sport of choice or perfect your skills.
The weather forecaster was right: A gentle blanket of snow covered the downtown Traverse City streets overnight. My 7:00 a.m. wake-up call at Hotel Indigo came with a mesmerizing view of Grand Traverse Bay. Gazing across the glistening water, I nearly fell back into a dream as I envisioned the
The gentle rolling hills around Traverse City, carved by receding glaciers some 10,000 years ago, take on a different feel when the first snows of winter start to fall. Those slopes hug the vines that are responsible for some of the best wines of the Midwest. The Traverse Wine Coast is home to nearly 50 wineries, but the region is known for much more than wine tasting. It’s all about the experience. And in the winter that experience embraces exploration of vineyards along cross-country ski trails, snowshoe hikes, and fat tire biking.
Take a look at some of the Traverse Wine Coast experiences that welcome winter activities.
Thursday, November 9, 2023 12:00 PM by Traverse City Tourism
Halloween has come and gone. Thanksgiving is right around the corner. And Christmas comes just a few weeks after that – 31 shopping days, to be exact.
Of course, not all shopping days are created equal. Nor do all places to shop offer the same magical experience.
Monday, October 23, 2023 11:00 AM by Charlotte Inda
The wait is over: peak fall color is HERE! Our region's landscape has become a beautiful mix of reds, oranges, and yellows as autumn takes hold.
Thursday, October 12, 2023 3:00 PM by Charlotte Inda
Looking for an outdoor art experience? Head to downtown Traverse City, to embark on your mural-hunting adventure where each one tells a unique story, reflecting the artist's perspective and our local community's character.
While there are more than just these murals downtown—and far more than that around the region—we chose these classics to start your art education.
Tuesday, October 10, 2023 10:00 AM by Traverse City Tourism
You can’t get Short’s Brewing innovations such as Pumpkincrusha on Nitro or Hot Loins aphrodisiac beer in the store. And you won’t find the Bellaire brewer’s Pistachio Cream Ale or S’more Stout at your local bar.
But you can come to taste them all this fall during Traverse City Beer Week. The annual celebration of northern Michigan brews returns Nov. 10-17 with drink specials – and special, experimental beers – at craft breweries all over the Traverse City area.
No matter what you choose, you'll find a welcoming atmosphere with great food and drinks to complement your game-watching experience. Cheers, high-fives, and groans of disappointment fill the air as you watch every exhilarating moment on the big screens. It's not just about the game; it's about the shared experience, the thrill of victory, and the camaraderie that makes watching sports here so much fun.