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.
Top Travel Destinations in North America for 2020 (December 2019) - Mike's Road Trip
America's Fastest-Growing Beachfront Retirement Towns (September 2019) - Coastal Living
50 Best Cities to Live in the US (September 2019) - USA Today Money
10 Small Towns In America That Should Be On Your Travel Bucket List (September 2019) - The Travel
14 Idyllic Fall Family Vacations Across the US (September 2019) - TripAdvisor
Great American Beach Towns that are Dirt Cheap in September (August 2019) - Thrillist
Top Wine Region, Leelanau Peninsula Wine Trail (August 2019) - USA Today 10Best
The Best Places to Visit With Your Dog (July 2019) - Reviews.com
25 of the Best Running Trails in the U.S. (July 2019) - Runner's World
Top 10 Places to Visit in Michigan (July 2019) - Travel Channel
The Best 4th of July Fireworks in Every U.S. State (June 2019) - Travel & Leisure
2019's Best Beach Towns to Live In (June 2019) - Wallet Hub
Best Convention & Visitors Bureau (May 2019) - Michigan Meetings + Events
20 Beach Towns You Need to Visit This Summer (June 2019) - Country Living
The Sweetest Small Towns in the U.S. to Visit this Summer (May 2019) - MSN
17 Amazing Places to Take Your Summer Vacation This Year (May 2019) - Thrilllist
12 Best Michigan Vacation Ideas for All Seasons (April 2019) - Trips to Discover
10 Unexpected Bachelorette Party Destinations (March 2019) - Travel Channel
7 Best Beaches in the Midwest (March 2019) - Trips to Discover
10 Awesome Vacations Your Fishing Family Will Love (March 2019) - Step Outside
48 of the Best Road Trip Destinations in the U.S. for Families (February 2019) - Country Living
North America's 18 Best Lake Towns (For Relaxation or Adventue) (February 2019) - TripAdvisor
The Best Trips of 2018 According to Travel Experts (January 2019) - Travelocity
Affordable U.S. Destinations for 2019 (December 2018) - AARP
Best Five Destinations In the USA for Sparkling Wine Lovers (December 2018) - Glass of Bubbly
9 Unique Ways to Celebrate New Years Eve (November 2018) - MidwestLiving
5 Most Romantic Getaways in Michigan (October 2018) - trekbible
Top 20 Cities to Retire In (October 2018) - ListsforAll.com
Best Wine Region: Leelanau Peninsula Named No. 3 (Oct. 2018) – USA Today 10Best Readers’ Choice
The 25 Coolest Towns in America: 2018 (October 2018) - Matador Network
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) - Architectural 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) - credit.com
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
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
Newsmax.com (January 2016) - America's Best Small Towns
Condé Nast Traveler (January 2016) - "The Most Beautiful Towns in America"
Hughesnet.com (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 Wow.com (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)
Livability.com (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"
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)