Category - Things to Do

It was July 11th, and the curtain rose on a new, state-of-the-art outdoor theatre in downtown Traverse City! Opening night capped a nearly decade-long journey for Parallel 45 Theatre. What began as a 2010 performance of Our Town has grown into a year-round programming calendar, featuring a summer season with three different shows and 27 performances. Now, their collaboration with Grand Traverse County Parks and Recreation has made the creation of a permanent summer home possible. 

Vitamin N: nature. It fills our spirits and makes our bodies strong. And for visitors to the Traverse City area, a beautiful and health-giving year-round daily dose is readily had. Here’s our punch list of possibilities for getting outdoors in every season. 


There’s not many vacation plans more daunting to make than those once the kids hit the teenage years. The things that used to work before don’t work as well – and if they do, it’s because you’ve set them free and gone your separate ways. But, never fear. Traverse City is loaded with great opportunities for teens and parents to enjoy outings together – with a little freedom built in.

For years now, Traverse City has gained exposure as a top foodie town from well-known publications like Bon, and And everyone knows that a foodie town isn't complete unless there's a booming wine and beer scene. Our hub is an eclectic mix of restaurants, wineries, breweries and festivals (We even have one in the spring dedicated to asparagus!).

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