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

Winter Microbrew and Music Festival – February 10, 2018
[ February 10, 2018; 2:00 pm to 8:00 pm. ] This year’s festivities will take place on February 10, 2018, at Mount Mancelona, a historic ski hill, and lodge that sits just over a mile north of Mancelona, Michigan. This festival will offer unique activities from snowshoeing to the top for a rare tasting brewer tent to professional snowboard and ski aerial viewing while guests warm up around the giant bonfires and heated tents. more...

North American VASA Festival of Races – February 10 & 11, 2018
[ February 10, 2018 to February 11, 2018. ] The 42nd Annual North American VASA Festival of Races February 10th and 11th, 2018 Saturday, February 10th, 2018 North American VASA 11km, 28km and 50km -- Freestyle Races 6km Freestyle (14-19 yrs only) Vasa 42km & 10km Fat bike Races Sunday, February 11th, 2018 34km, 16km and 6km Classic Races <> Visit the VASA Website >>>> <> North American Vasa On Facebook Below are the latest postings from [...] more...

Crystal Mountain – Teddy Knape Fest – February 17, 2018
[ February 17, 2018; ] Join us for the 10th Annual Teddy Knape Fest! - Friday, February 12 - 7-9pm: Visit the Vista Lounge for small raffles, prizes, games and drink specials plus live music from The Jackie Treehorns featuring Jeff Bihlman. more...

Crystal Mountain – Paintball Biathlon – February 18, 2018
[ February 18, 2018; ] Sunday, February 18, 2018 Stay tuned for details! About Crystal Mountain: Celebrating 60 years, Crystal Mountain is a family-owned, four season resort destination located 28 miles southwest of Traverse City and a short drive from Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore. The resort features lodging, dining, downhill and cross-country skiing, two championship golf courses, award-winning Crystal Spa, Michigan’s only [...] more...

Grand Traverse Pipes & Drums Fundraiser Ceilidh (“KAY-lee”) – February 24, 2018
[ February 24, 2018; 7:00 pm; ] A cèilidh is a traditional Scottish social gathering. In its most basic form, it simply means a social visit. In contemporary usage, it usually involves playing Gaelic folk music and dancing, either at a house party or a larger concert at a social hall or other community gathering place. Join us for our 2018 fundraising [...] more...

Crystal Mountain – Mardi Gras on the Mountain – March 2 – 3, 2018
[ March 2, 2018 to March 3, 2018. ] Let the good times roll at Crystal Mountain this Mardi Gras Weekend! Dress in your favorite purple, green and gold! Skiers and boarders in FULL COSTUME receive $10 off their open-to-close lift ticket (valid Saturday, March 5, 2016 only). Discount only available at ticket window. more...

Crystal Mountain – 5-for-$50 Friday – March 9, 2018
[ March 9, 2018; ] 5-for-$50 Lift Tickets, 9am-4:30pm - Bring a group of five people and you ALL ski and ride ALL DAY for only $50! The larger the group, the better the deal. more...

Crystal Mountain – Spring Carnival – March 9 – 10, 2018
[ March 9, 2018 to March 10, 2018. ] Get ready for a fun filled Saturday with events and activities for the whole family to enjoy! more...

Crystal Mountain – Celts & Kayaks – March 16 – 17, 2018
[ March 16, 2018 to March 17, 2018. ] Cheers to a fun-filled St. Patrick's weekend, with plenty of activities for everyone, including our epic Kayak on the Snow Race. Stay tuned for event details! more...

Crystal Mountain – Retro Weekend – March 23 – 24, 2018
[ March 23, 2018 to March 24, 2018. ] It's time for a retro flashback and its happening at Crystal Mountain! Dress in your favorite retro clothing. Skiers & Boarders in FULL COSTUME receive $10 OFF an open-to-close lift ticket. Lift ticket is valid Saturday, March 19, 2016 only. 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...

Toast the Season – Leelanau Peninsula Wine Trail – Nov. 4 – 5 and Nov. 11 – 12, 2017
[ November 4, 2017 to November 5, 2017. November 11, 2017 to November 12, 2017. ] Celebrate the upcoming holiday season enjoying local wine and delicious fare along the Leelanau Peninsula Wine Trail. Each year in November, enjoy tasting and touring during one of two consecutive weekends – November 4 and 5 or November 11 and 12, 2017. Ticket Information: Tickets are $75 for couples or $50 for singles and include a featured [...] more...

Great Macaroni & Cheese Bake-Off – November 25, 2017
[ November 25, 2017; 10:00 am to 5:00 pm. ] Saturday, November 25, 2017 10am-5pm Tickets: $45 advance (typically sells out), $40 for designated driver tickets America’s favorite comfort food gets an upgrade with help from celebrated Northern Michigan chefs. Area restaurants partner with one WOMP winery each to create a perfect mac & cheese and wine pairing. Participants get to vote for the best pairing, cheesiest, and [...] more...

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