Best Activities in Traverse City, Michigan

Traverse City, Michigan, sits on Lake Michigan’s Grand Traverse Bay. Located in the Midwest region of the United States.

It features Lake Michigan, one of Michigan’s Great Lakes, wineries, world-class restaurants, and year-round outdoor activities. Traverse City has plenty of must-do activities for a weekend getaway.

Explore Pierce Stocking Scenic Drive

Circle through a maple-beech forest behind the dunes. Explore the dunes along the one-lane road with stunning views overlooking Lake Michigan.

What to Do?

Spend Time On The Water

Boating on Lake Michigan and in Grand Traverse Bay using powerboats, sailboats, kayaks, or canoes make for a fun-fill day outdoors. Tall Ship cruising is another option.

Taste Some Wine

Located on the 45th parallel, Traverse City lines up with France’s Bordeaux wine region, so Traverse City is well-known for its wine, with about 40 wineries in the area.

Where to Stay?

Our Lake Michigan Studio, with a balcony overlooking Lake Michigan’s Grand Traverse Bay, was the perfect place to enjoy our breakfast and planning our day.

Cherry Tree Inn & Suites

The Manitou Floating Bed And Breakfast

Enjoy your morning coffee as the sun comes up over the horizon. Before departing, they serve a complete scratch-made breakfast cooked over a wood-burning stove.

Where to Eat?

Their Campanella, a flower-shaped pasta, still haunts me with the garden-fresh flavor of peas accented with pea tendrils, preserved lemons, and ricotta.

Flying Noodle Italian Pasta House

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