Welcome to northern Michigan’s wine country

Traverse City, Michigan’s location at the innermost edge of Grand Traverse Bay makes it fertile ground for growing both cherries and grapes — a sweet and spirited bounty. With its Old Mission Peninsula Wine Trail, featuring 10 wineries, vibrant nightlife and tons of venues for live theater, this historic city is a hub for both food and culture, all of it served up with amazing water views.

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Explore Traverse City

  • Downtown
  • North Boardman Lake District
  • Old Mission



If you’re a fan of culture, music and the theater, it’s easy to fall in love with Downtown Traverse City. Discover the City Opera House, the State Theatre and several stellar museums — as well as the highly acclaimed Acoustic Brewing Company.

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Shopping, Dining, Theater

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North Boardman Lake District


Think of this area as the city’s outdoor gym (the locals certainly do), prized for its water activities, including boating, swimming and paddleboarding, as well as a 4-mile trail for walking and biking.

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Parks, Biking, Architecture

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Old Mission


This area is home to a famous wine trail, made up of 10 wineries. Take advantage of tastings and tours — and the amazing views over the water.

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Nearby Hotels and Resorts

Stay in The Center of it All

Immerse yourself in your destination at these centrally located hotels.

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Eat and Drink Your Way Through 72 Hours in Traverse City, Michigan

three tacos on a plate

Hit the Beach, Explore NoBo and Catch a Show

Start the day at the beach, then expand your horizons to the bike-friendly NoBo neighborhood by midafternoon. Afterward, enjoy some next-level tacos, visit a vintage train depot for dinner and settle in for a beer and a sunset at a brewery.

Vineyard in the fall

Drink in the Old Mission Peninsula Wine Trail

Find out why this region is known as northern Michigan’s wine country, with a day spent on the Old Mission Peninsula Wine Trail tasting Traverse City's best varietals. There are two options for dinner: pub fare or a quieter scene for seafood and pasta.

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Browse the Boutiques Downtown

Head downtown to shop the area’s boutiques and specialty stores. Then spend the afternoon getting lost in one of the city's museums: Dennos Museum Center or the Crooked Tree Arts Center. End-of-day highlights include a dinner made with fresh, locally sourced ingredients and live music.


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