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

Bayshore Resort – Beach Vacation Photos
A couple of weeks of summer still ahead… Don’t miss out on your Traverse City beach vacation. Here are some photos from one of our lodging sponsors – Bayshore Resort – to get you in Beach Mode… Bayshore Resort – Photo Gallery (Click on photos for captions & slideshow view)   More Bayshore Resort Photos on Facebook [...] more...

Cherry Tree Inn & Suites – View of the Bay Photos
JUST A REMINDER: Still plenty of summer left for a Traverse City vacation on the beach. Here are some “views of the bay” you can treat yourself to a Cherry Tree Inn & Suites…. Cherry Tree Inn & Suites – Photo Gallery (Click on photos for captions & slideshow view)   More Cherry Tree Inn & Suites Photos [...] more...

Chateau Chantal Food & Wine Sensory Tour – 2016
[ June 15, 2011; 12:30 pm; ] This new Sensory Tour touches all five of your senses and will prove to enlighten your palate, your spirit, and your mind. You will enjoy learning how your environment can make your love and passion for Chateau Chantal wine even better! In addition to your sit-down tasting focusing on how wine interacts with your senses, your [...] more...

Jacob’s Corn Maze – Traverse City – August 8 – October 30, 2016
[ August 8, 2016 to October 30, 2016. ] 2016 Maze Season: August 8 - October 30 Life sized corn mazes are fun for everyone, young and old alike. Experience our world class computer designed 10 acre corn maze creation, unlike any other in Northern Michigan! This fall at Jacob’s Corn Maze, we’re headed on an adventure to scale the world’s tallest mountain, Mt. Everest! Our [...] more...

Crystal Mountain – Farm-to-Table Dining Series – August 19 – 20, 2016
[ August 19, 2016 5:00 pm to August 20, 2016 5:00 pm. ] Our Farm-to-Table dining series brings the fresh flavors of northern Michigan to the Thistle Pub & Grille the third weekend of each month, May through September. Our chefs work with local farms, making personal visits to many of them, to build a custom three-course menu. Our Farm-to-Table series is a clear example of Crystal Mountain's commitment to [...] more...

Crystal Mountain – Chairlift Rides with Live Entertainment – August 20, 2016
[ August 20, 2016; 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm. ] Enjoy panoramic views of three counties and top-of-the-mountain attractions including live musical entertainment by Belle Suite. 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 [...] more...

Dune Dash – Sleeping Bear Dunes – August 20, 2016
[ August 20, 2016; 9:00 am; ] Join us for the fifth annual Dune Dash 4-mile run/walk on Saturday, August 20th. The race course showcases the Sleeping Bear Heritage Trail located in the Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore. Starting and finishing at the base of the Dune Climb, runners follow the flat, paved Sleeping Bear Heritage Trail past rolling dunes and beautiful [...] more...

Crystal Mountain – Chairlift Rides with Live Entertainment – August 24, 2016
[ August 24, 2016; 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm. ] Enjoy panoramic views of three counties and top-of-the-mountain attractions including live musical entertainment by Jim Hawley. 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 [...] more...

The Ben Wright Crystal Mountain Invitational – August 25 – 27, 2016
[ August 25, 2016 to August 27, 2016. ] Enjoy one of golf's finest weekends at Crystal Mountain. Join legendary CBS golf commentator and author, Ben Wright, and friends for a Four Seasons Club weekend highlighting all that is great about the game — camaraderie, sportsmanship and contest. Each two-person team will be partnered with another two-some and a PGA Professional. There are three opportunities [...] more...

Traverse City Summer Microbrew and Music Festival – August 26 – 27, 2016
[ August 26, 2016; 5:00 pm to 10:00 pm. August 27, 2016; 4:00 pm to 10:00 pm. ] We’re excited to celebrate with you! We invite you to experience an evening of savory, thirst-quenching craft brews, the music of accomplished performers – local and national, and appetizing eats from local food vendors. Since the summer of 2009 we have celebrated and highlighted the craft brew culture and musicians of Michigan along with thousands of [...] more...

Crystal Mountain – Chairlift Rides with Live Entertainment – August 27, 2016
[ August 27, 2016; 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm. ] Enjoy panoramic views of three counties and top-of-the-mountain attractions including live musical entertainment by Jetty Rae. 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 [...] more...

Crystal Mountain – Crystal Trifecta – August 27, 2016
[ August 27, 2016; 12:00 pm; ] 12pm: Trifecta Bike Race Our new downhill course starts at the top of the Clipper chairlift. Two qualifying runs per rider. The top seven best times from two runs advance to the final heat. Medals for the top three in each category! Full face helmets required. Categories: • General • Junior (ages 12 & under) Cost: $30 per racer includes race [...] more...

Crystal Mountain – Gravity Festival – August 27, 2016
[ August 27, 2016; ] Schedule 10am: Against Gravity Mile A one-mile Run/Walk/Crawl to the top of the Mountain. $10 per person. Proceeds will benefit Back the Track. All ages welcome! Registration required, call 888.968.7686 ext. 7502. Registration includes a lift ticket to the Gravity Festival. 11am: Family Kite Building Competition Meet at 11am at the base of the Clipper Chairlift to build the [...] more...

City of Riesling – August 28 – 29, 2016
[ August 28, 2016 to August 29, 2016. ] Join us in Traverse City, Michigan August 28-29, 2016 for a global celebration of Riesling featuring Stuart Pigott and Riesling, the Best White Wine on Earth. On Sunday evening, Traverse City will host a party showcasing Rieslings from Traverse City and around the world. The event presents Riesling in a fresh and fun manner that showcases the [...] more...

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