Long Weekend in Traverse City

Traverse City’s spring attractions are endless. Don’t miss the display of cherry blossoms, enjoy the incredible scenery at the Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore and sip your way through wine tour.

Explore the incredible scenery at the Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore. Bike, paddle or hike your way to see the beautiful cherry blossoms or take a wine or beer tour and be sure to save time for the unique dining and shopping found throughout the region.

Cambria Hotel & Suites

The 100 percent non-smoking Cambria Suites(R) hotel provides luxury accommodations in the charming coastal town of Traverse City and is the perfect place to stay for corporate or leisure travelers.

Our Cambria Suites luxury hotel offers both business and leisure travelers exclusive amenities that will make you feel right at home, including:

Full service Restaurant, Reflect Bistro, serving Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner with Happy Hour daily from 4 to 7 pm, state of the art fitness center, free High Speed Internet via Fiber Optic Cable, complimentary Shuttle Service and much more!

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Bayshore Resort

(Beachfront) Whether you are ready for a romantic relaxing getaway or simply enthusiastically wanting to indulge your sense of adventure, you can do it here at Bayshore Resort! Our Victorian style hotel is nestled on the beach of West Grand Traverse Bay and offers the best of all you love about Traverse City - a great waterfront location and a short stroll away from downtown with its diverse dining, shopping, and nightlife.

Bayshore Resort has the perfect room to fit the specific needs of every guest from amazing views to Spa Rooms, Suites, and more! Our complimentary Wi-Fi makes it convenient to mix business with pleasure. Join us every morning for a fresh, complimentary breakfast before spending the day on our private beach, taking a swim in the large indoor pool, or venturing out to explore the charming shops and restaurants that the area has to offer.

Taking a day trip couldn’t be easier as it is only a short drive to the area’s elegant wineries, exciting casinos and exceptional Sleeping Bear Sand Dunes.

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West Bay Beach Resort

(Beachfront) Rising from the water's edge, West Bay Beach, Holiday Inn Resort is the only full-service, four season resort on the white sandy shores of West Grand Traverse Bay. You can do it all while visiting West Bay Beach, a Holiday Inn Resort! Conveniently located within walking distance to downtown, Traverse City offers unique boutique shops and an eclectic area of restaurants, art galleries, and theaters.

Looking for things to do while you are in the area? Traverse City offers an abundant amount of satisfying activities such as hiking, biking, golf, water sports, para-sailing, boating with boat rentals, charter fishing, kayaking, wine tours, and dune climbing to name a few. Nearby area attractions include Sleeping Bear Sand Dunes National Park, Leland's Fishtown, Hagerty Conference Center, Turtle Creek Casino, Interlochen Arts Academy, Dennos Museum, Music House Museum, and Grand Traverse Mall just to name a few. Whether for work or for pleasure, West Bay Beach Resort has it all!

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Grand Traverse Resort, Spa & Casino

You want to escape the rigors of everyday life - to disconnect and discover the bounty of somewhere new, somewhere diverse, somewhere miles away from ordinary.

Whether you're pursuing a weekend spa getaway, championship golf package, or all-encompassing family vacation package, you can be sure that your Michigan vacation at Grand Traverse Resort and Spa will leave you inspired and revitalized. Our packages and specials are designed to make your dream getaway a reality.

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Things to Do in Traverse City

Front Street

The Annual Cherry Festival and the Film Festival are major draws to Front Street. One of the best things about Front Street is the locals are very friendly and helpful and are glad to stop and chat. There are many shops, a theater and opera house, restaurants, coffee shops, bookstores, several banks with ATM,s and free wireless internet.

A short walk away. is the Boardman river which runs parallel to Front street and its clear running waters are home to boaters, including many kayakers, fly fishing enthusiasts and sightseers There are several bridges that connect Front Street area to a farmers' market held on Wednesday and Saturday mornings in the summertime.

Visited March 2017 -  Thank tennore

The Village at Grand Traverse Commons

The largest, historic preservation and adaptive reuse redevelopments in the country are underway. The Village is the unique renovation of dozens of historic buildings formerly known as the Traverse City State Hospital, and previously, the Northern Michigan Asylum. The auspicious location of this 63-acre site, centered in one of the Midwest’s most desirable locations.

Our pedestrian-friendly walkways and expansive lawns, surrounded by a historic arboretum, perfect for a relaxing stroll or picnic…Gorgeous hiking and biking trails along Kid’s Creek and through 480 acres of preserved parkland.

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Boat Tours in Traverse City (11)

We went to Traverse City for a girls weekend over Labor Day and took a Sat evening sunset cruise. It was a major highlight! The crew was awesome especially Captain Brett who engaged with all the passengers joking, telling stories and taking their pictures. They obviously have a lot of pride in their tall ship and it shows - I would highly recommend the 2 hour sunset cruise!! Don't get excited about the box of food served - there is a bar of sorts for local beers - what else do you need?!

Visited September 2016 -  Thank Deb L
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Wine Tours & Tastings (12)

Old Mission Peninsula extends into Lake Michigan's Grand Traverse Bay at the globe's 45th parallel, an ideal climate for growing varietal wine grapes. The distinct wineries that comprise this stunning appellation have been well recognized by wine enthusiasts the world over.

Discover the beauty of the Old Mission Peninsula and experience its award-winning wines: Chardonnay, Riesling, Pinot Grigio, Pinot Noir, Merlot, Gewürztraminer, sparkling varieties and the prestigious ice wines.

Chateau Chantal Winery & Tasting Room

Chateau Chantal is a unique development that combines a winery, vineyards, bed and breakfast, residence, six private home sites, and winding roads, all of which combine to create an experience in Northern Hospitality. The 65-acre site sits high atop a ridge 12 miles north of Traverse City, Michigan on the beautiful and historic Old Mission Peninsula.

Chateau Chantal crafts many styles of wine, allowing the grape to dictate the style. The location’s unparalleled views and outstanding staff play host to B&B activities, cooking classes, wine education opportunities, Tapas Tours, conferences and meetings, small weddings, and friendly regional wine events.

Call (989) 572-0523 - and book your vacation now !

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Mission Point Lighthouse

While it is about 18 miles out on the tip of Old Mission Peninsula the drive is very scenic and the lighthouse is outstanding. There is a little park here that provides for a wonderful picnic spot. Take a lunch, blanket and a good book and spend an afternoon looking out over Grand Traverse Bay.  March '17 Thank Kimberly P

Fantastic place on old Mission Peninsula the lighthouse has been beautifully restored with a small gift shop. Lighthouse keepers and volunteers are very helpful. The displays & written history of Old Mission and the lighthouse is very well done. The beautiful sandy beach and Lake Michigan waters are nature at her best! Ample parking, swings for the kids on the...  Thank amyjopetersen

Detroit

Explore museums and shopping boutiques, share in the local customs, sample rare delicacies and bond with exotic wildlife.

Venture out into Greater Detroit, where a whole world of discovery is Pure Michigan.

Mackinac Island

Leave the ordinary at home this summer and set sail for picturesque Mackinac Island. A place filled with forts and uncharted paths. Horse rides, bike rides and games we play all day.

Come immerse yourself in the majesty and sanctuary of Mackinac Island.

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Traverse City

Traverse City is true North! Explore the incredible scenery at the Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore. Bike, paddle or hike your way to see the beautiful cherry blossoms. Take a wine or beer tour and be sure to save time for unique dining and shopping found throughout the region.

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Traverse City’s spring attractions are endless. Don’t miss the display of cherry blossoms, enjoy the incredible scenery at the Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore and sip your way through wine tour.