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Traverse City

4.4
Wineries & Vineyards · Beer Tastings & Tours · Shopping Malls

Popular things to do in Traverse City

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Beer Tasting / Tour
Beer Tastings & Tours
4.7
Duration: 4 hours
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Boat Tour
Boat Tours & Water Sports
4.6
Duration: 2 hours
The Village at Grand Traverse Commons ©
Shopping Mall
The Village at Grand Traverse Commons
4.3
Duration: 2 hours
Mission Point Lighthouse ©
Lighthouse
Mission Point Lighthouse
4.4
Duration: 1h 30 min
Traverse City might be well known for its huge cherry industry, but its position along Grand Traverse Bay in Lake Michigan endows it with fine scenery and a wealth of outdoor attractions. While the population is only about 15,000 here, the city and its airport serve as a transportation hub and base for exploring the greater region. In the summer, swimmers, sailors, paddlers, and anglers take to the water, and wine aficionados head to the vineyards and wineries on Old Mission Peninsula. Autumn brings out colorful foliage, and the heavy snow of winter carries with it prime snowmobiling and snowshoeing. A local symphony, playhouse, and collection of museums bring culture to Traverse City, and gourmands can satisfy their taste buds in the town's diverse eateries. In the build up to your vacation in Traverse City, plan trip itinerary minutiae using the visitor reviews, staff write-ups, and custom search fields on our United States holiday planner.

Side trips from Traverse City

Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore ©
National Park
Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore Empire
4.9
Duration: 8 hours
Pierce Stocking Scenic Drive
Scenic Drive
Pierce Stocking Scenic Drive Empire
4.8
Duration: 2 hours
Little Traverse Wheelway ©
Biking Trail
Little Traverse Wheelway Petoskey
4.9
Duration: 2 hours
Empire Bluff Trail
Hiking Trail
Empire Bluff Trail Empire
4.9
Duration: 2 hours

Hidden gems in Traverse City

Traverse Area Recreation and Transportation Trails ©
Biking Trail
Traverse Area Recreation and Transportation Trails
4.8
Duration: 3 hours
Bowers Harbor Vineyards ©
Winery / Vineyard
Bowers Harbor Vineyards
4.6
Duration: 1h 30 min
Brys Estate Vineyard & Winery ©
Winery / Vineyard
Brys Estate Vineyard & Winery
4.5
Duration: 1h 30 min
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Fishing Charter / Tour
Fishing Charters & Tours
5.0
Duration: 2 hours

Wineries in Traverse City

Chateau Chantal Winery & Tasting Room ©
Winery / Vineyard
Chateau Chantal Winery & Tasting Room
4.2
Duration: 2 hours
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Wine Tour / Tasting
Wine Tours & Tastings
4.8
Duration: 5 hours
Chateau Grand Traverse Winery ©
Winery / Vineyard
Chateau Grand Traverse Winery
4.4
Duration: 2 hours
2 Lads Winery ©
Winery / Vineyard
2 Lads Winery
3.8
Duration: 2 hours

Shopping in Traverse City

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Cherry Republic of Traverse City ©
Gift & Specialty Shop
Cherry Republic of Traverse City
4.7
Duration: 1h 30 min
Gallaghers Farm Market ©
Flea Market
Gallaghers Farm Market
4.8
Duration: 2 hours
Horizon Books ©
Gift & Specialty Shop
Horizon Books
4.8
Duration: 1h 30 min
Light of Day Organics ©
Gift & Specialty Shop
Light of Day Organics
4.5
Duration: 1h 30 min

Kid-friendly things to do in Traverse City

Pirate's Cove Adventure Golf
Golf Course
Pirate's Cove Adventure Golf
4.5
Duration: 2 hours
Clinch Park
Beach
Clinch Park
4.3
Duration: 2 hours
Haserot Beach ©
Beach
Haserot Beach
4.1
Duration: 2 hours
Great Lakes Children's Museum ©
Specialty Museum
Great Lakes Children's Museum
3.5
Duration: 2 hours

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