A tale of two peninsulas begins on...M-22 or M-37? Mile for mile, these scenic Michigan highways run the lengths of the Leelanau and Old Mission Peninsulas. M-22 follows west Grand Traverse Bay and into Leelanau County, while M-37 goes north into the Village of Old Mission. Both are easy drives from downtown Traverse City and can be explored in one day – or a few if you want to really take it all in.
Tell us a little about what a Business Development Manager does at Traverse City Tourism? The Business Development Manager position is new to TC Tourism, so I feel like it will be ever changing. I am in charge of advertising for the Annual Visitor Guide, our Affiliate Memberships, and other promotional pieces.
Tell us about what a Sales and Services Assistant does at Traverse City Tourism. Basically what it comes down to is that I get to assist in creating great experiences and memories for folks! Pretty awesome job, right? I help make connections and assist in planning primarily with our social guests. Whether it be a wedding, family reunion or any social gathering I’m the person that can help make it happen. I also provide support services for our amazing sales and services team.
One of the perils of being a “foodie town” is that the restaurant scene can sometimes change quite often. Even in a small resort community like Traverse City, it can seem like there’s a new eatery opening (or sometimes, closing) every week. It’s exciting, but also unsettling – especially for returning vacationers who want to know what happened to last year’s favorite bistro.
Who’s ready for sun and excitement? We sure are, but if you’re not then you may want to stay home because the National Cherry Festival is almost back! 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.
Paddle for Pints, Traverse City’s most famous “pub paddle” event, has certainly gotten popular! The first of their scheduled outings begins in June and there's only a couple spots left for the rest of the summer season.
Each year people flock to Traverse City to see one of Mother Nature's most beautiful displays - the cherry blossoms. The blossoms blanket the miles of rolling hills throughout the area, and with the amount of attention they draw it's fair to say there are plenty of questions that go along with them!
Tell us a little about what you do at Traverse City Tourism. Since being adopted as the unofficial mascot of the TCT office, my number one job is to greet people with a happy demeanor and a wagging tail.