How do you know you're in a pretty great place? A combination of 20 craft breweries, brewpubs and taprooms might be one indicator. This November 9-16, celebrate the ever-evolving craft beer industry of northern Michigan at Traverse City Beer Week (TCBW).
Fall color is advancing in the Traverse City area, particularly at higher elevations to the east and south of the city and the interior of the Leelanau Peninsula. Individual maples are showing bright red and orange, and there is some spot color from the golden yellow of the poplars, but for the most part there isn’t yet the kind of massed color we expect to see soon.
The Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore is the most popular single attraction in the Traverse City area, and it’s a rare visitor who won’t trudge up the Dune Climb, motor along the Pierce Stocking Scenic Drive or frolic on the beach at Good Harbor sometime during their stay.
The Traverse City area has been attracting artists, artisans, writers and musicians for decades -- an influx of talent that gives it a surprisingly rich cultural life. USA Today called it one of 10 great places that combine "big-city art and small-town feel."
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.