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...

JETHRO TULL by Ian Anderson – Interlochen Arts Festival – August 17, 2017
[ August 17, 2017; 8:00 pm; ] With more than 40 years of hits like "Thick as a Brick," "Aqua Lung," and "Locomotive Breath," one of the most iconic groups in rock history, the legendary Jethro Tull, comes to Kresge Auditorium for a night of stellar songs. Led by rock legend Ian Anderson, arguably the world's best-known rock and roll flutist, Jethro [...] more...

Jazz North – The Homestead – Music on the Mountain – August 17, 2017
[ August 17, 2017; 7:00 pm; ] The music and energy will be so inspiring you’ll have a hard time sitting still. Jazz North is a “little” big band combining the best acoustic and electric jamz for all genres. The horn section gels with the rhythm section to perform everything from funk to swing to rhythm and blues. You’ll also hear some Latin, [...] more...

Crystal Mountain – Farm-to-Table Dining Series – August 18 – 19, 2017
[ August 18, 2017 5:00 pm to August 19, 2017 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...

Enso String Quartet – Interlochen Arts Festival – August 19, 2017
[ August 19, 2017; 8:00 pm; ] One of its generation's most compelling string ensembles, the Grammy-nominated Enso String Quartet brings its mastery and music to Corson Auditorium. The quartet has been described by Strad magazine as "thrilling," and praised by the Washington Post for its "glorious sonorities." This gifted quartet has won top prizes at the Concert Artists Guild competition and [...] more...

The Bergamot – Summer Sounds Concert – Michigan Legacy Art Park – August 19, 2017
[ August 19, 2017; 7:00 pm; ] The poignant songwriting and Americana-infused indie rock from this traveling couple, The Bergamot, promises to perfectly suit the Art Park forest setting. Concerts begin at 7pm in Michigan Legacy Art Park's outdoor amphitheater. Tickets Admission: $10 per adult. Kids 12 and under are free. Tickets will be required for attendance at this year’s concerts. Some tickets will be available [...] more...

Dune Dash – Sleeping Bear Dunes – August 19, 2017
[ August 19, 2017; 9:00 am; ] Just Dune It! - August 19th, 2017 Join us for the Sixth Annual Dune Dash 4-mile run/walk on Saturday, August 19th. 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 [...] more...

Crystal Mountain – Chairlift Rides with Live Entertainment – August 23, 2017
[ August 23, 2017; 6:00 pm to 8:00 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 – Ben Wright Invitational – August 24 – 26, 2017
[ August 24, 2017 to August 26, 2017. ] 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...

An Evening with Tom Stanton – National Writers Series – August 25, 2017
[ August 25, 2017; 10:00 pm; ] They say that nothing is more American than baseball and apple pie. In his latest book, Terror in the City of Champions, award-winning writer Tom Stanton weaves a masterful narrative latticework, dishing up a nefarious slice of terror, stardom, and baseball. Hard-hit by the Depression, the Motor City watches as an undefeated, local boxing hero named [...] more...

Crystal Mountain – Chairlift Rides with Live Entertainment – August 26, 2017
[ August 26, 2017; 6:00 pm to 8:00 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 – August 30, 2017
[ August 30, 2017; 6:00 pm to 8:00 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 – September 2, 2017
[ September 2, 2017; 6:00 pm to 8:00 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...

Harvest Stompede – Annual Vineyard Run & Walk – September 9 & 10, 2017
[ September 9, 2017; September 10, 2017; ] The annual Harvest Stompede is September 9 & 10, 2017 Saturday 11:00 am to 6:00 pm Sunday 12:00 to 5:00 pm $40 per person This annual weekend features a spectacular race through Leelanau’s vineyards followed by a self-guided wine tour along the Leelanau Peninsula Wine Trail featuring world class wines and culinary delights that reflect the season’s bounty. The Harvest [...] more...

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