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Round out your stay in this beautiful city by the bay with this list of tucked-away fun! Spend time at Old Mission General Store with its aisles crammed full of goodness. Cruise out to the Old Mission Lighthouse where the fabulous beach comes with a maritime history lesson. Enjoy a drink at the Beacon Lounge, perched on the top floor of the iconic Park Place Hotel.
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Indulge in a spa, fine dining, gaming, golf, shopping and more at Grand Traverse Resort.
Let Ranch Rudolf set you up on an innertube float of the Boardman River. Take them out to see the Traverse City Pit Spitters—a collegiate summer baseball team. Pick up fresh fruit and veggies at the Sara Hardy Farmers Market on Wednesday and Saturday mornings. Share a late-night slice of homemade layer cake at the counter of the endearingly itty-bitty J&S Hamburg. Check out the Inuit Art from the Canadian Arctic Collection at the Dennos Museum. Find more at MyNorth.com/GoTraverseCity 2019 MYNORTH
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NATIONAL CHERRY FESTIVAL
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GRAND TRAVERSE BAY This two-lobed bay, separated into East and West Bays by Old Mission Peninsula, is 32 miles long and up to 620 feet deep in placesâ€”making it one of the deepest, cleanest freshwater bays on the planet! Traverse City is your headquarters for fun on this beautiful water playground. PHOTOS BY DAVE WEIDNER
Hit the beach. Best spots for families, boaters and picnics. MyNorth.com/TCBeaches
Just 3.5 miles offshore from Bowers Harbor Marina on Old Mission Peninsula, Power Island is a world away. Day trip to it or reserve a rustic campsite. Day cruise or overnight on a Traverse City Tall Ship: the schooner Manitou or the sailing yacht Scout. See the bay from the Nauti-Cat, the largest commercial sailing catamaran on the Great Lakes. Up, up and away with Traverse Bay Parasail or Grand Traverse Bay Parasail. Dive Grand Traverse Bay with a dive guide from Scuba North. Boat to dinner on the bay at any or all of these fab restaurants: Apache Trout Grill; West End Tavern; Boathouse Restaurant, Mission Table. Charter a yacht or learn to sail at the Great Lakes Sailing Co. Play beach volleyball at West End Beach; rent a kayak or paddle board at Clinch Park. Slip your boat at Clinch Marina in Traverse City, Suttons Bay Marina in Suttons Bay or the Edward C. Grace Memorial Harbor in Elk Rapids. Stroll the grounds of the Great Lakes Maritime Academy where the teaching ship the State of Michigan is docked.
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Outdoor Music Music floating on a summer breeze, the moon rising and the sun setting â€¦ bands jam from restaurant and pub decks all season long. Here are several extra-special musical treats. CONCERTS ON THE LAWN AT THE GRAND TRAVERSE PAVILIONS 7 to 8 p.m. Thursdays, from June 6 to August 29.
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On the terrace overlooking Grand Traverse Bay. Enjoy wines by the glass and snacks with the live music at 5 p.m., continuing into Jazz at Sunset from 7 to 9:30 p.m. June to the end of August. No cover.
Music cruises aboard the largest commercial sailing catamaran on the Great Lakes. Most summer weekend nights.
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Concerts in the Kresge Auditorium pavilion with the summer breeze blowing off Green Lake are unforgettable.
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KAYAK BREWERY TOURS
Bask in the perfect synergy of pints, pfd’s and paddles on the Boardman River Kabrew trail. therivertc.com/kabrew
To burn a few calories between taprooms, hop on a cruiser or electric assist bike for Paddle TC’s ‘Brewbi’ tour. paddletc.com
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Load a cooler and hit up the breweries like a baller in one of Grand Traverse Tours’ tricked out Mercedes Benz shuttles. grandtraversetours.com
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SIP LIKE A LOCAL In this, one of the hippest ports on the Great Lakes, locally brewed, locally grown, and sustainably sourced are the bevie buzzwords. DESTINATION BEER CITY
In 2012 the Travel Channel named Traverse City a Top 7 Beer Destination and DRAFT magazine called it one of America’s Three Emerging Beer Towns. That was seven years ago … Look at us now! Count 11 (and counting!) microbrews in Traverse City proper. Find them in every nook and corner of this city. Brew styles? We’ve got them all … ales, IPAs, sours, porters, lagers and just plain crazy, inventively awesome! Here's something else to cheer about: Most of our breweries use locally grown hops and even grain. And can we talk about the fresh, clear water Traverse City has in aquifer-fulls that goes into our beer? It’s not just about microbreweries up here. Traverse City’s taprooms have a wealth of brews on tap that range from local to European-style beer. Wait, looking for just a plain old Up North pub where you can get a Miller on draft, a game of darts and a burger, you say? Check out Brady’s Bar on Union Street.
WINE TASTING IN OLD MISSION WINE COUNTRY
Traverse City has its own American Viticultural Area (AVA): Old Mission Peninsula. Set out on this rolling spit of land, bordered on each side by the blue waters of Grand Traverse Bay, where 11 wineries offer up the tastes of this spectacular terroir. Each is unique with emphases that range from sparkling, to whites, rosés and reds. The tasting rooms vary as much as the wine—sleek and modern, a European chateau, a renovated one-room schoolhouse and every style in-between. Likewise, they are set on ridge tops with soaring water views and nestled into bucolic farmland. You’ll enjoy your wine while listening to live music, beside fireplaces, and savoring small plates.
MICRO DISTILLERIES AND CRAFT COCKTAIL SCENE
Our local wine and beer scene is complemented by a small but mighty craft spirits industry. Find it at TC Whiskey on 14th Street where co-owner Chris Fredrickson harvested family recipes for his spirits, at Mammoth Distilling Cocktail Lounge in the Warehouse District where a lesson in distilling comes with your cocktail, and in the hip tasting room of Grand Traverse Distillery on Front Street, where you can sip knowing the grains in your whiskey are grown locally. Find the most authentic and creative craft cocktails (and the Prohibition to Rat Pack vibe to go with them!) at 123 Speakeasy on West Front Street; Low
Bar, below 7 Monks Brewery, on Union Street; and The Parlor, housed in a revamped warehouse on Lake Street.
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Ok, someone in the group wants wine, someone wants a microbrew and another one of you is jonesing for a craft cocktail? And everyone wants to lose driving for a while. Check, check, check and check at these spirited enclaves. At the Warehouse District off Hall Street, find your cocktail at Mammoth Distilling and Cocktail Bar, your microbrew at the Workshop and then take a seat on the rooftop bar at Hotel Indigo and order up pretty much anything. A couple blocks south of Traverse, park the car on the dead-end (east) side of 14th Street and you’re in easy-hitting distance of Right Brain Brewery, TC Whiskey and the brand new Bos Wines. At Grand Traverse Commons, lounge on Left Foot Charley’s terrace with a glass of local wine—and maybe some takeout from Spanglish next door— then walk, hmmm maybe 100 yards? to Earthen Ales for a microbrew. A four-fer without moving your seat? At Mission Table on Old Mission Peninsula you can order up Jolly Pumpkin Artisan Ale, Civilized Spirits, Bonafide Wines and North Peak Beers.
JAVA, JUICE AND POP
You’ll be hard put to find anything but memorable coffee in this city, but several notables where a cuppa joe is especially elevated are Higher Grounds Coffee at the Village at Grand Traverse Commons, BLK\ MRKT in the Warehouse District and Morsels on West Front. It’s about the best thing you can do for yourself: grab a bottle of cold-pressed juice made from organic fruits and veggies and let your body indulge in all those vitamins and minerals. Find it pressed daily in the adorable retroorange Press On Juice on Eighth Street. You can also pick up the juice at Table Health in the Village at Grand Traverse Commons. Black Cherry Cream Soda, Wild Bill’s Root Beer—if ever a pop captured the spirit of a region it’s Northwoods Soda & Syrup Co., made right here in the Traverse City area! Find it at stores and restaurants all over Traverse.
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Eat, Traverse City! As if boating, swimming, hiking, biking, concerts and festivals weren’t enough fun. Dining in this city is world class. Bring your appetite! PHOTOS BY DAVE WEIDNER
Stroll Traverse City’s Front Street and the aromas of global cuisines envelope you—Vietnamese, Italian, French, Mexican. Not to mention the all-American perfumes of frying bacon, grilling burgers, melting mac ’n’ cheese or the medley of good smells coming from two food truck lots on West Front. Not far from downtown, find two stunning Italian restaurants in the Village at Grand Traverse, and some amazing neighborhood surprises (hint: Eighth Street and its surrounding streets are becoming the next frontier for budding culinary geniuses).
Think the cows grazing in the pastures you pass on the way to your vacation spot are pretty. The ice cream they help produce is a thing of beauty. Pick your blueberries at Buchan's Blueberries on Old Mission Peninsula, AND enjoy an ice cream cone made from blueberries (and Michigan-produced non-GMO milk) raised right there. Moomers is a beloved cow-to-cone dairy farm and ice cream parlor in the Traverse City countryside. Across from the State Theatre on Front Street find Milk and Honey with its handmade ice cream made from local, natural, GMO-free and organic milk. Find vegan and sugar-free varieties as well.
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Whether you like to bed down in the lap of luxury or are the sleep-in-the-pines type, Traverse City has you covered. Boutique Hotels, historic hotels, downtown hotels, big-brand hotels, hotels just for families, mom ’n’ pop resorts, amenity-filled resorts, Victorian inns, condo units, a downtown state park, an out-of-town state park, state forest campgrounds, cabins, RV hook-up sites and pet-friendly lodging —this city has hospitality built into its DNA. And the most amazing amenity of all? Anywhere you stay in this city you’ll be a stone’s throw from a beach and fabulous shopping and dining. 2019 MYNORTH
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Traverse City loves dogs! The water bowls outside downtown businesses are proof. Dogs have their own park, Wags West Dog Park (315 N. Division Street) and are welcome at many parks on leashes including the downtown Clinch Park and F & M Park at 716 State Street. Dogs are also welcome (leashed and in designated areas) at most wineries including Mari Vineyards, Bowers Harbor Vineyards and Brys Estates Vineyard and Wineryâ€”always good idea to check the pet policy on their websites before you go, however.
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TAKE A HIKE This active and outdoorsy community takes its trails seriously. You will too when you discover the miles and miles of hiking and pedaling ops that await. In town the trails through the 480 wooded acres of Grand Traverse Commons can end at one of the many hip drink/eat spots in the Village at Grand Traverse Commons. Walking or biking the 10.5-mile paved TART Trail gets you to beaches, parks, shopping and restaurants. Out of town, the 2,800-acre Sand Lakes Quiet Area offers up 11 miles of hiking trails that thread around five geologically rare marl lakes. Find it off Broomhead Road. Mountain bikers (and cross country skiers come winter) head for the looped trails and challenging, forested terrain of the VASA.
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Step out of the chain-store box and free your style soul in this city’s boutiques and galleries that stretch across several diverse shopping enclaves. DOWNTOWN
Specialty food shops on West Front, clothing and home elements shops (and more specialty food shops) on Front Street proper, and more boutiques on the Front Street spurs, Cass and Union Streets. Those’ll get you going!
THE WAREHOUSE DISTRICT
On Hall Street, off Grandview Parkway, find shops with home elements, dresses, architectural antiques and vintage restored lamps. What else? Make your own terrariums, paint your own pottery and then enjoy a cocktail or microbrew.
VILLAGE AT GRAND TRAVERSE COMMONS
The Mercato—an indoor marketplace that snakes through the bottom floor of the grand and sprawling Building 50 is the place to bring your want list to in this historic district. Find jewelry, furs, art, old books, fab eateries … it goes on and on.
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KIDS LOVE TC Give a kid water, sand and rocks and they’ll forget about their toys. No wonder children love Traverse City! But days when the sun just won’t come out and play? Traverse City has your child (and you!) covered. Head to the splash pad at Grandview Parkway in downtown Traverse City. Kids of all ages love slipping through the fountains! Lunch is barefoot at the Clinch Park concession stand. Afterward … spread a towel on the adjacent beach and get out the sand buckets. Dine across Grandview Parkway (cross safely through the tunnel at Cass Street) and then a short stroller ride away at the food trucks of The Little Fleet.
Play all day. Events, beaches, camping and way more. MyNorth.com/KidsActivities
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Tip: Find metered parking on the bay side of Grandview Parkway and find restrooms at Clinch Park.
Other great kid-friendly indoor spots (good for cloudy and sunny days!) Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays in the summer the State and Bijou Theatres offer 25-cent children’s matinees. Great Lakes Children’s Museum: Interactive exhibits geared to children from ages 1 to 8. For lunch and/or dinner? Bubba’s on West Front Street consistently gets high ratings for the way they love up families!
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1994 Carroll Rd. Traverse City, MI 49685 231-947-2214
GREY HARE INN VINEYARD B & B Located in the heart of Northern Michigan Wine Country on Old Mission Peninsula, the estate is styled in the manner of a Provence/Tuscan farmhouse. Offering Grape Harvest Stomps and a Boat and Breakfast option. Adjacent to vineyards of Soul Squeeze Cellars. greyhareinn.com
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GRAND TRAVERSE GOURMET CRUISES 1994 Carroll Rd., Traverse City, MI 49685
Boat and Breakfast, timeshare rental, small weddings available at several Northern Michigan ports aboard 42 ft. sailboat. Charter the Tall Ship Champion in conjunction with Maritime Heritage Alliance. Call Captain Jay 231-409-0950. gtgourmetcruises.com
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RARE BIRD BREWPUB Unique gastropub and brewery featuring eclectic pub fusion menu, 12 house beers, a wide selection of guest taps, cocktails, wine, and cider. rarebirdbrewpub.com 231-499-5460.
SILVER SPRUCE BREWING
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Traverse City’s newest brewery, specializing in lagers and traditional styles. On the corner of Wellington and 8th street with easy access from Wellington during summer of 2019 construction. silversprucebrewing.com
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Owned and Operated by the Grand Traverse Band of Ottawa and Chippewa Indians
Explore... Acme, Fife Lake, Interlochen, Kingsley, Old Mission Peninsula, Traverse City, and Williamsburg.