Category - Arts & Culture

A recent publication placed Traverse City as one of the most “Friendly Michigan Road Trips” for the LGBTQ community. They sang our praises for award-winning wineries and microbreweries and the breathtaking views of Sleeping Bear Dunes and Leelanau County. While we appreciate the kind words, we especially like what they said next, “Up North Pride calls Traverse City one of the most beautiful, progressive and unique LGBTQ vacation destinations in the United States.” That’s some astonishing praise. 

Here in Traverse City, we are all about the vino. We’re also all about girl power, which is why we sat down with two of the leading women in wine in northern Michigan—Marie-Chantal Dalese, President and CEO of Chateau Chantal, and Sherri Fenton, Manager Owner of Black Star Farms—to chat about the industry…and get recs for our next favorite vintage!

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!

If you are considering a visit to Traverse City then you are probably aware of the great natural beauty of this wonderful part of the world. You may also know about the wineries, the eateries, and the year-round outdoor activities. What you might be surprised to learn is that our small Midwestern city also has a full symphony orchestra, the Traverse Symphony Orchestra.

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