When you fly to Cherry Capital Airport (TVC), you ll land just two miles from Traverse City, which has earned a solid reputation as a tourist destination during all four seasons with its extensive list of attractions, landmarks and activities. No matter the season or the reason for the visit, there is always plenty for visitors to do. Outdoor fun, dining, music and shopping are around every corner.
In the warmer months, the beaches are a big attraction for visitors to the area. The sparkling, clear lakes, sandy shores and their towering dunes are perfect for outdoor play. There are approximately 150 deep, cobalt lakes to swim and play in with over 180 miles of shoreline.
Ballooning and parasailing are another fun area attraction. Many of the beaches offer these activities onsite.
Traverse City is a mecca for artists. There are several museums and arts centers as well as design studios and hands-on centers. The Museum of History showcases ancient art pieces and displays actual ruins of pottery and sculpture of the area.
The Dennos Museum displays revolving exhibits as well as a permanent Inuit exhibit. There are also outdoor sculptures and a discovery center.
Tips for Travel
There is so much to see here, it s best to plan ahead to make sure you get to see the things that are the most important, pre-booking tickets for some of the more popular attractions can also save you money.