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 Featured Photo Albums

Cherry Tree Inn & Suites – Photos
JUST A REMINDER: It’s the first week of August and there is still plenty of summer left to take your Traverse City “beach vacation”. To help you find your place in the sun, here are some of our favorite photos of Cherry Tree Inn & Suites, located on the shores of East Grand Traverse Bay. Cherry [...] more...

Pointes North Beachfront Resort Hotel – Photos
Pointes North Beachfront Resort Hotel is located on the shores of East Grand Traverse Bay. You’ll find no better place to relax and unwind in any season. All of our spacious rooms feature accommodations with two person JACUZZI® spas, a private balcony or patio and breathtaking panoramic views of the beach and East Grand [...] more...

Bayshore Resort – Photos
Now is the time for a Traverse City beach vacation. Our latest photo album features Bayshore Resort, located directly on West Grand Traverse Bay within walking distance of downtown Traverse City. If you enjoy the sun and sand and water, the beach at Bayshore Resort is one of the nicest in Northern Michigan. Bayshore Resort – [...] more...

Traverse City News And Special Events

Crystal Mountain ~ Christmas Dinners ~ December 24 & 25, 2020
[ December 24, 2020; December 25, 2020; ] Join us for a delicious holiday meal at Crystal Mountain. Christmas Eve and Christmas Day Dinners will be available at the Wild Tomato. Held from 4-10pm. Adults: $35 Seniors: $32 Kids (Ages 7-12): $17 Kids (Ages 6 & Under): $11 Christmas Eve Menu » Christmas Day Menu » Reservations recommended. Please call 888-581-9891 to book today. Christmas Dinner offerings are subject to change. <> Visit Crystal Mountain [...] more...

Crystal Mountain ~ $25 on the 25th ~ December 25, 2020
[ December 25, 2020; ] Ski or snowboard from 10am - Close on Wednesday, December 25, 2020 with lift tickets for $25* per person and rental for $25 per person. Same-day lift tickets and rentals may not be available due to capacity limits. We highly recommend purchasing your lift ticket and rental online at least 48-hours in advance. Buy Lift Tickets [...] more...

Crystal Mountain ~ New Year’s Eve Celebration ~ December 31, 2020
[ December 31, 2020; ] Kick off 2021 at Crystal Mountain! New Year's Eve Party Packs Kick off the new year with a party in your room! We'll provide you with: Four top hats Four tiaras Four noise makers Four "Happy New Year" eyeglasses One "Happy New Year" banner $15 per party pack. Packs must be reserved in advanced. Reserved party packs may be [...] more...

Crystal Mountain ~ Winter Trails Day ~ January 10, 2021
[ January 10, 2021; ] Winter Trails Day offers children and adults new to snow sports the chance to try snowshoeing and cross country skiing for FREE, and to discover the great fitness and social benefits with these easy-to-learn winter sports. Enjoy a free 2-Hour Trail Pass and rentals available from: • 1pm-3pm • 2pm-4pm • 3pm-5pm Trail head Clinics will be going throughout the [...] more...

Crystal Mountain ~ World Snow Day Celebration ~ January 17, 2021
[ January 17, 2021; ] In celebration of World Snow Day, Crystal Mountain is offering a variety of activities geared to introduce "first timers" to the great world of snow. Learn 1pm: Cross Country Presentation - Meet at Kinlochen (Otter Trailhead). Free to join! 2pm: Snowshoeing Presentation - Meet at Park at Water's Edge. Free to join! 3pm: Adult and Kids Ski and Snowboard [...] more...

Crystal Mountain ~ Demo Day ~ January 30, 2021
[ January 30, 2021; ] Chat with reps from Head and Dynastar to demo the latest and greatest products for the winter season. Held from 10am-3pm at the Kinlochen Plaza. <> Visit Crystal Mountain Website >>>> <> More News From Crystal Mountain Additional News From Crystal Mountain >>>> <> Crystal Mountain On Twitter Below are the latest postings from the Crystal Mountain Twitter Feed. [custom-twitter-feeds screenname="CrystalMountain" imagecols=2] <> Visit Crystal Mountain Website [...] more...

Crystal Mountain ~ Iron Fish Distillery Fat Chance Fat Tire Bike Race ~ January 30, 2021
[ January 30, 2021; ] The Fat Chance bike race tests racers on a combination of Crystal's groomed and dedicated winter fat bike course, which has been designed for bike tires over 3.5″ wide, PLUS some of our Cross-Country ski trails and the Betsie River Pathway. more...

Leland Wine and Food Festival – June 13, 2020 (Cancelled)
[ June 13, 2020; 12:00 pm to 6:00 pm. ] It’s with great disappointment that we announce that the 35th annual Leland Wine and Food Festival scheduled for Saturday, June 13th has been canceled due to circumstances surrounding Covid-19 Coronavirus. This is the first time since the festival began in 1986 that we haven’t joined together in celebration of fabulous Leelanau wines and delicious foods [...] more...

Crystal Mountain – Michigan Beer & Brat Festival – August 22, 2020
[ August 22, 2020; 4:00 pm to 8:00 pm. ] Time: 4:00 PM - 8:00 PM Enjoy live entertainment while sampling an enormous selection of Michigan's finest microbrews, local hard cider and mead, and gourmet brats from northwest Michigan markets. Admission VIP Admission begins at 3pm, General Admission from 4-8pm. VIP Wristbands VIP Admission includes: Admission at 3pm (one hour before general admission) to the Michigan Beer and Brat Festival, [...] more...

Crystal Mountain – Celts & Kayaks – March 21, 2020 (Cancelled)
[ March 21, 2020; ] Cheers to a fun-filled St. Patrick's weekend, with plenty of activities for everyone, including Crystal Mountain's epic Kayak on the Snow Race. Saturday, March 21 Open-to-Close: Dress up in your best St. Patrick's Day attire and receive $10 off your Open-to-Close window lift ticket! 9am - 4pm: Pot of Gold Challenge - Enter your best guess [...] more...

Crystal Mountain – Retro Weekend – March 28, 2020 (Cancelled)
[ March 28, 2020; ] 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...

Manitou Passage Golf Club – A Northern Michigan Adventure
By Jim Barnes It may seem unthinkable, even sacrilegious, to make any changes to a course designed by the great Arnold Palmer. Originally opened in 1998 as King’s Challenge, the course languished a bit when Sugar Loaf Mountain Ski Resort closed (the course is built alongside the ski hill), so it needed some rejuvenating and updating. [...] more...

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