Traverse City Accolades

Those of us who live in Traverse City already know what a special place it is. Just the same, it’s always nice to hear what others say about this great town and its surroundings. Here’s a list of national rankings that the Traverse City area has received over the last few years. 

Best Beach - Sleeping Bear Dunes (September 2018) - Budget Travel Awards

10 Most Beautiful Towns in the World (September 2018) - Select City Magazine 

7 Emerging American Wine Regions to Visit Now (August 2018) - Vogue

8 Dreamy Beach Towns for Entrepreneurs (August 2018) - Livability

30 Most Beautiful Main Streets Across America (August 2018) - Archictectural Digest 

7 Small Beer Cities that Deserve National Attention (August 2018) - Thrillist

Most Arts-Vibrant Community (July 2018) - National Center for Arts Research

The Best Small Towns in the US for Summer Vacations (July 2018) - AFAR

The Best Coastal Towns in America (June 2018) - The Active Times

15 Most Underatted American Cities Worth a Visit (June 2018) - Reader's digest

America's Happiest Seaside Towns (June 2018) - Coastal Living 

Best Convention & Visitors Bureau (May 2018) - Michigan Meetings + Events 

16 Amazing Places to Take Your Summer Vacation this Year - Thrillist

Cheap Summer Travel: 23 Places To Go in 2018 (April 2018) - Forbes

The Most Under-the-Radar Food Towns in America (April 2018) - The Daily Meal

15 Best Vacations for Toddlers & Parents Alike (March 2018) - Trip Advisor 

The 20 Best Places to Go in 2018 (March 2018) - Money 

100 Most Popular Small Cities to Relocate (February 2018) - Move Buddha

23 Great American Small Cities to Visit in 2018 (February 2018) - Trip Advisor 

18 Cities that must be seen in 2018 (January 2018) - Expedia 

The Best Winter Getaway in Every State (December 2017) - U.S. News 

20 Best Romantic Getaways in Michigan (October 2017) - VacationIdea

#1 Foodie Destination in the Midwest Region (September 2017) - Reward Expert

Great Escape Great Lakes (September 2017) - Lonely Planet 

9 of Michigan's most incredible, Pinterest-worthy wedding destinations (July 2017) - Detroit Free Press

50 Best Beaches in America (June 2017) - 

2017's Best Beach Towns to Live In (June 2017) - WalletHub

100 Best Destinations Around the Word in Four Seasons (June 2017) - National Geographic

12 Of The Most Underrated Food Cities in America (June 2017) - BuzzFeed

Best US Cities for Weekend Breaks This Summer (June 2017) - DK Eyewitness Travel

Best Convention & Visitors Bureau (April 2017) - Michigan Meetings + Events 

The Prettiest Town in Every State (May 2017) - The Daily Meal

21 Nicest Small Towns in America Everyone Should Visit Before They're 50 (April 2017) - Reader's Digest

Strongest Town (March 2017) - Strong Towns

24 Coolest Towns in the USA -- Leland (March 2017) - Matador Network

20 Prime Places to See Beautiful Cherry Blossoms (March 2017) - Cheapism

1 of 10 Best Walks in America: Empire Bluff Trail (March 2017) - Prevention Magazine

21 Best Beaches in the World (January 2017) - National Geographic

Top 10 Cities for Wine Snobs (January 2017) - Travel Channel

25 of the Best Small Towns in America (October 2016) - Architectural Digest

Blog for Lifestyle & Travel (September 2016) named Torch Lake one of the Top 10 Clearest Lakes in the U.S. You Have to See to Believe

25 Coolest Midwest Lake Vacation Spots (August 2016) - Midwest Living

America's Favorite Beach Towns (August 2016) - Travel & Leisure

Best American Vacations for Beer Lovers (July 2016) - Thrillist 

Best American Beach Towns for July 4th (June 2016) - Coastal Living

Best Small Town in America (June 2016) - Livability

Runner Friendly Community (May 2016) - Road Runners Club of America

Thrillist (May 2016) - 25 Best Small US Cities to Spend the Weekend 

Forbes Magazine (April 2016) - Top 25 Places to Retire in 2016

Midwest Living Magazine (March 2016) - Midwest Living Greatest Town (January 2016) - America's Best Small Towns

Condé Nast Traveler (January 2016) - "The Most Beautiful Towns in America" (February 2016) - "9 Most Romantic Cities

USA Today (September 2015) - " Best Scenic Autumn Drive"

CNN Money (September 2015) - "America's Best Beer Towns"

Huffington Post (July 2015) - "11 Of America's Best Small Towns, Perfect For A Long Weekend Trip"

Pure (July 2015) - "The 12 Cutest Small Towns in America"

Zagat (July 2015) - "6 Hot U.S. Food Destinations to Visit This Summer"

Coastal Living (July 2015) - "10 Best American Beach Towns for Fourth of July"

Matador Network (June 2015) - "20 Coolest Beach Towns in America"

House Beautiful (June 2015) - "50 Most Beautiful Small Towns in America"

Successful Meetings (June 2015) - "Top US Cities for Summer Hotel Stays

Livability (June 2015) - "Top 100 Best Small Towns"

Lonely Planet (June 2015) - "Best Places to Travel in September 2015"

Country Living (May 2015) - "20 of the Most Charming Beach Towns Across America"

Thrillist (May 2015) - "14 Best Beach Towns in America"

Smithsonian Magazine (April 2015) - "20 Best Small Towns"

Condé Nast Traveler (April 2015) - "Up-and-Coming Food City"

Horizon Travel Magazine (February 2015) - "Must See American Cities

Golf Digest Magazine (February 2015) "Best in State" golf courses including Lochen Heath Golf Club and Grand Traverse Resort & Spa (The Bear) (July 2014) listed Traverse City as a Top 10 Small Town as well as a listing in June 2014 as one of America’s Top 10 Foodie Towns

Coastal Living (May 2014) named Traverse City, Empire and Suttons Bay “Michigan’s Three Best Beach Towns

Family Fun Magazine (April 2014) listed Sleeping Bear Dunes as one of the Top 10 National Parks for Families

Travel + Leisure Magazine (April 2014) listed the Leelanau Peninsula Wine Trail as one of America’s Most Scenic Waterside Drives

Travel + Leisure Magazine (February 2014) listed Traverse City one of "America’s 20 Most Romantic Towns"

Redbook Magazine (January 2014) listed Traverse City among its "Best Travel Finds for 2014"

Lonely Planet (December 2013) named Grand Rapids, Traverse City and Michigan's ‘Gold Coast’ as the "Top US Travel Destination for 2014"

Travel + Leisure Magazine (October 2013) named Traverse City one of  "America's Favorite Towns" (#12 out of 20)

Fodor's (March 2013) named Traverse City one of the "10 Best Small Towns in America"

The Travel Channel (July 2012) ranked Traverse City among the "Top 7 Beer Destinations in North America"

Draft Magazine named Traverse City one of its 3 “Emerging Beer Towns” for 201

Good Morning America viewers voted the Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore as "The Most Beautiful Place in America” (Aug. 2011)

Bon Appetit named Traverse City one of America’s five top foodie towns (Sept. 2010)

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