Traverse City, Michigan – Travel and Lodging

Welcome To Traverse City!

One Great Lake. Two Grand Bays. And some of the most beautiful inland lakes in the world. That’s the bounty of water that has drawn people Traverse City area since time immemorial.

We hope to bring you all of the best of the Traverse City Area and Northern Michigan. The best beaches, the best shoreline vistas – Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore has a few – the best golf courses and resorts, the best of the wineries on the Old Mission and Leelanau Peninsulas, the best places to stay and the best places to eat. Check back often for to keep up with all that is happening in the Traverse City area – all year long – spring, summer, fall and winter.

Traverse City News And Special Events

Cherry Tree Inn and Suites – Views of the Bay
JUST A REMINDER: It’s the second week of August and there is still plenty of summer left to take your Traverse City “beach vacation”. If you need some inspiration, here are some of our favorite balcony views of East Grand Traverse Bay from Cherry Tree Inn & Suites…. Cherry Tree Inn and Suites – View of [...] more...

Crystal Mountain – Chairlift Rides with Live Entertainment – September 23, 2017
[ September 23, 2017; 5:30 pm to 7:00 pm. ] Enjoy panoramic views of three counties and top-of-the-mountain attractions including live musical entertainment. Entertainment Schedule » Chairlift rides are on our Crystal Clipper Quad Chairlift located in the center of our frontside slopes. Tickets are available for purchase at the base of the Crystal Clipper. Cash bar available at the top of the mountain. Cost: Chairlift rides are [...] more...

An Evening with Alice Waters – National Writers Series – September 24, 2017
[ September 24, 2017; 7:00 pm; ] For those who don’t know, Alice Waters is a national culinary treasure. Her NWS appearance is the culminating event of the debut week, Local Harvest Restaurant Series, which will run Sept. 18-24 (more information is available through Tricia Phelps, Taste the Local Difference 847-809-7643). The proto-foodie earned her chops as an early champion of food sustainability, [...] more...

Acme Fall Festival – September 30, 2017
[ September 30, 2017; 10:00 am to 4:00 pm. ] The Annual Acme Fall Festival is fun for the whole family! Join us for the Seventh Annual Acme Fall Festival, Saturday, September 30, from 10am to 4pm! This year's festival will be held at Flintfields on Bates Rd in Williamsburg. Events will include classic car show, kids events, Wings of Wonder live raptor show, bake sale and farmers [...] more...

Crystal Mountain – Chairlift Rides with Live Entertainment – September 30, 2017
[ September 30, 2017; 5:30 pm to 7:00 pm. ] Enjoy panoramic views of three counties and top-of-the-mountain attractions including live musical entertainment. Entertainment Schedule » Chairlift rides are on our Crystal Clipper Quad Chairlift located in the center of our frontside slopes. Tickets are available for purchase at the base of the Crystal Clipper. Cash bar available at the top of the mountain. Cost: Chairlift rides are [...] more...

The Hunt for the Reds of October – Leelanau Peninsula Wine Trail – Weekdays in October
[ October 2, 2017 to October 31, 2017. ] Weekdays during October $10 per person Includes signature wine glass, a complimentary red wine pour at each winery and a $5 donation to the American Red Cross. Pick up glasses and tickets Monday through Friday, 9:00 am to 3:00 pm at the Leelanau Peninsula Wine Trail Office 10781 East Cherry Bend Road, Studio 1 Traverse City, Michigan 49684 TICKETS and glasses can also [...] more...

Crystal Mountain – Crystal Spa Days – October 1 – November 12, 2017
[ October 1, 2017 to November 12, 2017. ] Enjoy select 50-minute massage, facial, body treatment and nail services starting at only $69* each! Crystal Spa guests also enjoy complimentary Eucalyptus steam rooms, infrared saunas, an indoor relaxation lounge, and mosaic hot tub garden as part of their spa experience. Crystal Spa Days Menu is only available October 1 - November 12, 2017. Request an [...] more...

Empire Hops Festival – October 7, 2017
[ October 7, 2017; 12:00 pm to 10:00 pm. ] Bitter is back with the Hops & Harvest Festival! Empire, Michigan will host the fourth annual Hops Festival on Saturday October 1st, 2016. Featuring Northern Michigan food and drinks, live performances, and more—all celebrating the beautiful and bitter hop plant. We’ll be celebrating all day in downtown Empire in the big tent on Front Street! Admission is $15.00 | [...] more...

Crystal Mountain – Chairlift Rides with Live Entertainment – October 7, 2017
[ October 7, 2017; 5:30 pm to 7:00 pm. ] Enjoy panoramic views of three counties and top-of-the-mountain attractions including live musical entertainment. Entertainment Schedule » Chairlift rides are on our Crystal Clipper Quad Chairlift located in the center of our frontside slopes. Tickets are available for purchase at the base of the Crystal Clipper. Cash bar available at the top of the mountain. Cost: Chairlift rides are [...] more...

Chateau Chantal – 18th Annual Harvest Fest – October 7, 2017
[ October 7, 2017; 12:00 pm to 4:00 pm. ] Share with us the excitement of Harvest! Brian’s cellar and still will be open to smell wines, stomp grapes, and tour. Our tasting room staff will serve wine tastes and take private label orders. NEW! Wines by the glass and lunch items like bratwurst and charcuterie boards served from our dining room! Activities for All, Open [...] more...

Crystal Mountain – Spooktacular Saturday – October 14, 2017
[ October 14, 2017; 2:00 pm to 6:00 pm. ] Get outside and have some family fun during Spooktacular Saturday! Enjoy wagon rides, caramel apples, petting zoo, pumpkin carving, games and more! 2-6pm: Wagon rides, caramel apples, petting zoo, pumpkin carving and more! 2:30pm: Burlap Races 3pm: Fall Bingo 3:30: Pumpkin Seed Spitting Contest 4pm: Pin the Nose on the Pumpkin 4:30pm: Fall Bingo Spooky Trail Walk and NEW Haunted Trail Walk 7-9pm: [...] more...

Crystal Mountain – Chairlift Rides with Live Entertainment – October 14, 2017
[ October 14, 2017; 5:30 pm to 7:00 pm. ] Enjoy panoramic views of three counties and top-of-the-mountain attractions including live musical entertainment. Entertainment Schedule » Chairlift rides are on our Crystal Clipper Quad Chairlift located in the center of our frontside slopes. Tickets are available for purchase at the base of the Crystal Clipper. Cash bar available at the top of the mountain. Cost: Chairlift rides are [...] more...

Crystal Mountain – Chairlift Rides with Live Entertainment – October 20, 2017
[ October 20, 2017; 4:00 pm to 6:00 pm. ] Enjoy panoramic views of three counties and top-of-the-mountain attractions including live musical entertainment. Entertainment Schedule » Chairlift rides are on our Crystal Clipper Quad Chairlift located in the center of our frontside slopes. Tickets are available for purchase at the base of the Crystal Clipper. Cash bar available at the top of the mountain. Cost: Chairlift rides are [...] more...

Crystal Mountain – Peaktoberfest – October 20 – 22, 2017
[ October 20, 2017 to October 22, 2017. ] Peaktoberfest, happening October 20-22, 2017, includes first-class mountain bike racing, live music, family fun, great German food and award-winning brews surrounded by the autumn colors of northern Michigan. Friday, October 20 Peak2Peak Pre-Race Pasta Buffet Chairlift Rides 4-6pm: Unlimited chairlift rides for just $7 per person. Enjoy the panoramic views of three counties while you soak in the fall [...] more...

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