Traverse City Things To Do
Traverse City is a beautiful city in Northern Michigan with perfect beaches, spectacular sand dunes, and an arts and shopping scene fun for the whole family. Here are some of the activities you must do the next time you’re in town.
Attend the Cherry Festival
Traverse City’s primary crop is cherries, and every summer there’s a popular cherry festival. It has all the cherries, cherry flavored products, and local wines you could want. There’s also live entertainment, events for senior citizens and children, and various contests.
Go Wine Tasting
Traverse City is home to over a dozen wineries, and many have tasting rooms. Visitors love spending an afternoon or two driving between the wineries, enjoying the scenery and local wines.
Do Outdoor Activities
There are several ways to enjoy Traverse City and nearby Leland’s beautiful scenery. Many visitors enjoy strolling or biking by the historic Grand Traverse Lighthouse, the cherry blossoms that bloom in May, Clinch Park, and on the Boardman Lake and TART Trails. Others will love parasailing and golfing, and kids will get thrills from visiting Pirate’s Cove Adventure Golf.
Explore Local Businesses and History
The History Center of Traverse City is great for families and adults, with rooms sharing local history and a seasonal lego display. The nearby Hessler Log House displays life in the 1800s.
There’s lots of great shopping and restaurants on Front Street. Popular businesses include a bakery, winery, and cheese store. The City Opera house is beautiful and has a grand outside view.
Ask the Locals
The locals running the Visitor Center are very friendly and helpful. They provide a phone, restrooms, local advice, and sell souvenirs.
Editor’s Note: The information contained on this page was compiled using real traveler reviews about things to do in Traverse City.