2019 is almost upon us, which means we’re starting to draw up our New Year’s resolutions. Rather than trying to commit to a crash diet or the dreadmill, take these classic resolutions and give them a Traverse City twist! 

Eat Well

Put the holiday cookies away and head over to the Indoor Farmers Market at the Village at Grand Traverse Commons, where you can get fresh, healthy treats during the colder months. Find a wide selection of seasonal offerings in The Mercato corridor on Saturdays from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.

Strike a Pose

If you haven’t been to Yen Yoga yet, now’s the time. With so many classes to choose from—including cycling and meditation—everyone from beginners to experts can find the perfect fit.

Treat Yourself

What better way to melt away the stress of the holidays than a day at Spa Grand Traverse? Try out the Woodland Wellness Body Escape, and you’ll emerge rejuvenated from head to toe.

Spa pedicure at Grand Traverse Resort and Spa

Get Cultured

Plan a museum day and stop by the Dennos Museum, Eyaawing Museum and Cultural Center, and Discovery Center & Pier. You’ll get to know the Grand Traverse area while perusing a variety of regional and national exhibits.

Enjoy the Snow

Don’t let the cold temperatures keep you indoors! Fat tire biking, cross-country skiing, hiking—whatever your mode of transportation may be, get out on the VASA and enjoy the trail.

Pick Up a Book

Bibliophiles will find literary heaven at Brilliant Books and Horizon Books, two downtown bookstores with extensive, eclectic collections. Ask for a staff recommendation and get reading!

Spend Time in Nature

Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore isn’t just for summertime—from sledding to beautiful winter hikes, you can get your fill of Lake Michigan this winter! The best part? No crowds!

Sleeping Bear Dunes in the Winter

Put on Your Chef Hat

You can’t beat Fustini’s School of Cooking. Whip up something amazing with their top-notch classes, and then go home with some of their renowned olive oils and vinegars for future dinners.

Up Your Game

The Golf Academy at Grand Traverse Resort and Spa is open year round, so sign up for a lesson this winter and wow your friends on the links next spring.

Train for a Race

Traverse City is a race town, home to the Bayshore Marathon, the upcoming Ironman Triathlon, and dozens of 5-15K runs. Train for your own race on the TART Trail system, which offers more than 100 miles of regional trails!