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.
Explore Traverse City
- 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.
Shopping, Dining, Theater
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.
Parks, Biking, Architecture
Stay in The Center of it All
Immerse yourself in your destination at these centrally located hotels.
Eat and Drink Your Way Through 72 Hours in Traverse City, Michigan
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.
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.
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.