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!
November 19 is Women’s Entrepreneurship Day, and we are here to celebrate it! So many of the incredible businesses in northern Michigan are run by smart and creative women—it was hard to just pick a few for this story! From restaurants to breweries to retail, check out how four Traverse City women created successful and beloved businesses in our community.
Do you know NOBO? The North Boardman Lake District waits to be explored just east of downtown Traverse City. It’s home to Boardman Lake, multiple breweries and restaurants, and great walking and biking trails. Get to know NOBO with our itinerary below!
The northern Michigan area is home to dozens of incredible attractions, like the Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore, the Village at Grand Traverse Commons, and the region’s many freshwater beaches. But whether it’s your first visit or your hundredth, there’s still more to explore. Let’s get to know some of the Traverse City area’s hidden gems.
Looking for an outdoor art experience? Head to downtown Traverse City, where murals and street art have begun to pop up to decorate the sides of buildings and illuminate alleyways. 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.
Summer is almost here, and we can’t wait to start exploring the great outdoors. From Pure Michigan waterways to soaring dunes to vibrant forests, northern Michigan has a bounty of open spaces to discover.
Everyone loves a day at the beach, but not all of us want to spend that day sunbathing. If you’re looking for a more engaging way to spend your time on the lakeshore, look no further. We’ve compiled some of our favorite beach activities for all ages.
Summertime means fun time in Traverse City, and keeping the kiddos engaged during a trip up north is easy with our top 10 family-friendly activities in northern Michigan. Best of all, these activities can all be done outdoors, and many of them are free!