Along the Grand Traverse Bay and shores of Lake Michigan is the welcoming Traverse City, a small place with a big heart and full of fun for the whole family. This is the perfect vacation destination at any time of the year, with everything from sandy beaches and golf courses to wineries, fishing and skiing. Traverse City is also famous for its National Cherry Festival, since it is the biggest producer of tart cherries in the country. When it comes to dinner, vacationers are spoilt for choice, with everything from cheap eats to award-winning fine dining. Shopaholics can also enjoy some retail therapy in downtown Traverse City, as well as the amazing Village at Grand Traverse Commons.
Top things to do include visiting West End Beach where there are white sands and blue sea for relaxing. Dennos Museum offers visitors the opportunity to learn about Inuit art, with one of the largest collections in the United States. Visitors can also enjoy a show at the City Opera House, which is one of the historic Victorian Opera Houses in the state. The Village at Grand Traverse Commons offers a fantastic shopping experience, with everything from boutiques and art galleries to restaurants. Open Space is a park where there are beautiful views of Grand Traverse Bay and where families love to gather and have fun. In addition, this is where the National Cherry Festival is hosted.
The best time to visit Traverse City for good weather and a vibrant atmosphere is in the summer months. The National Cherry Festival is held in July.
On the sandy shores of Lake Michigan, Traverse City provides travelers and locals alike with long, gorgeous beaches, plenty of local wineries, an intriguing art scene, and a marvelous selection of superb restaurants. The main inland port of Grand Traverse Bay, and home to approximately 15,000 people, Traverse City is an ideal destination to relax on the shores of Lake Michigan.
For anyone who loves the great outdoors, Traverse City is one big playground. When each season comes around, the city has something different to offer. In the winter, the mountains come alive as people ski down the slopes and enjoy cozy evenings downtown. The summer months are best for exploring Sleeping Bear Dunes and sampling the many local wines.
Some of the best Traverse City cabin rentals can be found in the downtown area, where the brick sidewalks and Victorian storefronts create a rustic vibe. Spring brings white blossom to the town, and in the fall the city transforms into rich oranges and reds. It is in this central part of the city that you will find over 150 shops, boutiques, galleries and restaurants -- ideal for a little retail therapy. Explore the range of vacation rentals on offer and start planning your adventure today.
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Those looking to get some work done during their trip to Traverse City can pick from 804 places to stay that provide WiFi. 77 places to stay include a breakfast. Fitness addicts can get a workout in during their stay by choosing from 35 accommodations that have gym facilities. If you're planning on arriving in Traverse City by car, be sure to choose from 805 accommodations that provide parking. 33 accommodations come with a pool or jacuzzi
Those traveling with a dog, cat or some other animal can stay in one of 171 accommodations that are designated as pet-friendly.
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