Nestled on the beach, this Traverse City hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Pirate's Cove Adventure Golf and Traverse City State Park. Bryant Park and Mt. Holiday ...
Nice friendly staff with clean rooms and comfortable beds. Great view of the lake
With direct access to the beach, this Traverse City hotel is within a 15-minute walk of Traverse City Beach, Clinch Park, and Bryant Park. Traverse Area District ...
Nice hotel conveniently located on the beach. They did a good job updating what appears to be a fairly old hotel.
This family-friendly Williamsburg resort is located near the airport, 1.1 mi (1.8 km) from Music House Museum, and within 6 mi (10 km) of Traverse City State ...
Beautiful hotel. Plenty of shopping and things to do onsite.
Situated near the beach, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Pirate's Cove Adventure Golf and Traverse City State Park. Mt. Holiday Ski Area and Dennos ...
Everything was great, only downfall was bathroom needed some updates. A few tiles were loose, needed new grout. Continental breakfast was really good.
Park Place Hotel in Traverse City is within 2 blocks of Front Street, which is home to shops and cafes along its brick-paved street. West Bay Beach is also 2 ...
Great except the room was cold! even turning up the heat to max it never got above 71- I like it mid to upper 70's! Other than that- the hotel is nice and Minerva's is great!
Located in the heart of Traverse City, this hotel is within a 5-minute walk of Traverse City Visitor Center and Clinch Park. City Opera House and Traverse City ...
Honestly one of the nicest hotels I've stayed in. Everything was new and this particular hotel chain designs each hotel to the city it's in so each hotel is different.
Nestled on the beach, this Traverse City hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Pirate's Cove Adventure Golf, Traverse City State Park, and Mt. Holiday Ski Area. Bryant ...
This was a beautiful hotel. Wonderful and helpful staff. We had the best view. Hotel has a complimentary shuttle, which was a nice bonus.
Situated near the beach, this motel is within a 10-minute walk of Dennos Museum Center at Northwestern Michigan College and The Dennos Museum Center. Bryant ...
Very nice room , very comfy bed , nice sitting area
Nestled on the beach, this Traverse City hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Traverse City State Park and Pirate's Cove Adventure Golf. Bryant Park and Mt. Holiday ...
We stayed for 2 nights. Check in was fast and efficient. The hotel has a restaurant that offers room service at a very reasonable rate. We had a room facing the water with a small balcony which was very nice. Hotel has beach access but looks nothing like the attractive photos the hotel has posted. ...
Situated near the airport, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Dennos Museum Center at Northwestern Michigan College and The Dennos Museum Center. Bryant ...
The family suite was amazing. I was surprised at how big the suite was.
With its location on Lake Michigan's Grand Traverse Bay and proximity to some of northern Michigan's top attractions, Traverse City is a popular travel destination throughout the year. Rightfully touted as The Cherry Capital of the Worldthe vast majority of the country's cherries come from the Grand Traverse Bay areaand often referred to locally as T.C., Traverse City offers a lovely blend of small-town charm, big-city living and outdoor fun. Visit to explore sandy coastlines, beautiful vineyards and exciting downhill skiing areas
The 45th Parallel offers the ideal climate for growing grapes, and numerous wineries and vineyards are scattered along the Leelanau Peninsula and Old Mission Peninsula, which are both located north of the city. You can plan your visit in advance, but it's just as fun to hop in the car and head up to one of the peninsulas while popping in at local wineries and tasting rooms along the way.
Located at the northernmost point of the Old Mission Peninsula, the Old Mission Point Lighthouse is well worth the short drive. The quaint structure, which was built in 1870, affords beautiful views of Lake Michigan and is a major draw for travelers.
Traverse City boasts two state-of-the-art casinos. Leelanau Sands Casino and Turtle Creek Casino are both operated by the Grand Traverse Board of Ottawa and Chippewa Indians. Between them, there are more than 200 slots and virtually every popular table game you can imagine.
The majority of those who come to Traverse City get there by car. US 31, a major north-south freeway, delivers most visitors into the city and pulls double-duty as the town's main business route. A high concentration of Traverse City hotels are located along what is known as “Motel Mile,” which is on U. 31 between 3 Mile and 4 Mile Roads. However, many hotels, motels, resorts, and bed and breakfasts are spread around the city and the two peninsulas to the north.
Air travelers can fly into Cherry Capitol Airport (TVC), which offers year-round flights to and from Chicago, Minneapolis and Detroit. During the summer, flights to and from destinations like New York City, Atlanta, Cincinnati and Denver are sometimes available. More extensive air travel options are available through Gerald R. Ford International Airport (GFIA) in Grand Rapids, which is about three hours south.
Traverse City is located on the 45th Parallel, so temperatures never tend to get excessively high. However, because it's also situated on Lake Michigan's Grand Traverse Bay, the city has very interesting, and sometimes severe, weather patterns. Summers tend to be warm but mild, and there's usually a nice, steady breeze to help mitigate whatever heat there happens to be. Winters, on the other hand, can be extreme. Lake-effect snowfall blankets the city, and can begin in November and continue through April. The average annual snowfall is around 80 inches, which explains why the local ski hills get so much action.
The city is bustling virtually all year long, but things really spring into action around the beginning of July, when the National Cherry Festival begins. This wildly popular event has been an annual tradition since 1926 and includes fun, quirky activities like cherry pit-spitting contests, cherry pie-eating contests, sand-sculpture contests, air shows, fireworks, parades, classic film showings and much more. Traverse City hotels tend to get booked well in advance of the event, so make plans early if you'd like to join the more than 500,000 people who flock here to enjoy it.
The best time to stay in Traverse City depends on where your interests lie. If you're into skiing, snowboarding and other winter sports, the period from November through April should be when you book your trip. The region boasts world-class snow sports facilities, but winter is the quiet season, so local hotels, lodges and resorts don't tend to be as busy. In terms of pleasant, mild weather, however, you can't beat Traverse City in the summer. The city's quaint downtown area is a joy to explore on foot, and there are numerous trails, beaches and other outdoor attractions to enjoy when the sun is shining.
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