Tell us a little about what a Visitor Center Assistant does at Traverse City Tourism. I assist the Visitor Center Manager in keeping the Center stocked with up-to-date information about the area, work alongside our amazing volunteers as they answer questions and provide suggestions to visitors from all over the world, and pitch in with other tasks ranging from filling brochure racks to helping guests find hotel accommodations.
From performances on The Voice to rockin' stage shows at National Music Festivals, Traverse City area musicians are certainly making a positive name for themselves as well as our community! Our lively music scene is no longer much of a secret, thanks to the growing reputations of these home-grown performers like The Accidentals, Levi Britton and Josh Davis.
Trying to catch 'em all in Traverse City? Luckily for you, downtown is rife with PokéStops and wild Pokémon, and the environmental diversity of the area helps to find tons of different kinds. Here's some tips for chasing 'em down and maybe finding some cool new spots along the way.
It’s sunny! It’s hot! It’s time to go to the beach! I myself am a big personal fan of all the Northern Michigan beaches – they’ve got the sand and beauty without the salt and jellyfish. Not to mention that every view looking out over the bay or onto the islands is picturesque on sunny and cloudy days alike. And while all beaches are family-friendly, there’s a few that seem as though they were made solely for entertaining the kids and relaxing their parents. For a family beach day, which I highly recommend you indulge in, here are the top choices for beaches in Traverse City.
We were heading down Port Oneida Road to spend the day near Pyramid Point , one of my favorite spots. Up ahead, where the road makes a quick turn to the right, stood a line of tall trees. Above them and around them, the sky was radiant with a brighter, whiter light. Even though you couldn’t see the water, you could tell by the light that Lake Michigan was there, just beyond the treeline.
If you’ve never been to the Traverse City Film Festival , you’re missing out. You’ve probably heard of it – it’s one of Traverse City’s biggest staples, and is rated one of the “25 Coolest Film Festivals in the World,” while being nationally recognized for its top-notch lineup and inviting atmosphere.
According to Wikipedia, the phrase “al fresco” has its origin in Italian, meaning “in the cool air ” -- but the Italians don’t use the phrase to describe eating outdoors -- that’s an American adaptation.
As the weather starts to heat up, so do the trails. The paved Leelanau Trail spans a full 19 miles, flowing through orchards, wooded wildlife sanctuaries, wineries and open meadows – offering miles and miles worth of biking paradise. Every mile has something new to offer for both experienced cyclists and beginners alike. Ready to explore?
Who’s ready for sun and excitement? I sure am, but if you’re not then you may want to stay home because the National Cherry Festival is back for its 90th year running! With it comes the annual cacophony of parades, rides, picnics, concerts, and some weird type of fruit that everyone seems to be going on about.