Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore is the crown jewel of Michigan. Having received some recent high praise for the miles of scenic sand dunes, clear night skies, and vistas that span as far as the eye can see, we wanted to celebrate all the love one of our favorite regional landmarks is getting. If you love northern Michigan you may find yourself inspired to hike one of the beautiful trails or visit the beach this summer!
Ah, dining in Traverse City. It's a good thing we have so many trails to work off the calories, because we take eating seriously around here, especially outdoor dining. Food + the great outdoors = "chef's kiss." Enjoy the catch of the day with a view of the bay, sip local libations and snack on small plates on a patio on the Traverse Wine Coast, or enjoy a laid-back meal with a local pint -- no matter where you choose to go, you'll find plenty of options to sit outside.
Some challenges for a good cause can be tough. Think of the Ice Bucket Challenge for the ALS Foundation or the Polar Plunge for Michigan Special Olympics. Well, here’s a challenge you can just enjoy. It’s the #OpenLocalWine challenge.
Traverse City has not always been the tourist destination that it is today. Once it was mostly known as a logging community. It wasn’t until the 1930s that recreational travel to Traverse City started to become commonplace.
Every day is a beautiful day to explore the art world in Traverse City. Our region is home to dozens of outdoor sculptures, exhibits, and murals by artists hailing from all over the world. We’ve put together a few must-see spots, but we’d love to hear from you about hidden gems you discover during your visit!
Traverse City Tourism is now on Tik Tok! We are excited to spread our love for our region across this new platform. We love highlighting the hidden gems, historic landmarks, and favorite adventures of Traverse City in new ways and we can't wait to bring you along for the ride. Take a look below for a Q/A of what to expect with our new platform presence!
This spring, summer, and fall, we can’t wait to open our (out)doors to you. Outdoor events and meetings are a perfect way to keep your guests feeling safe and comfortable while they enjoy a beautiful setting.
Spring break is just around the corner, and it’s the perfect time to escape up north for some much-needed R&R. Whether you’re traveling with your family, significant other, or a few close friends, there are plenty of fun and safe things to do for spring break in northern Michigan.
We get snow in northern Michigan…often lots of it. If you don’t like winter driving or would like to relax while someone else does the driving, one of the best ways to get around to shops and dining is to hop on the free BATA Bayline Bus route!