Get a handcrafted cocktail at Grand Traverse Distillery, one of the best in the state.
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Wintertime activities in Traverse City are as plentiful and varied as snowflakes.
When it gets cold, we like to snowshoe, snowmobile, take in a hockey game or warm up with a wine or beer tasting.
If you’re looking to recuperate after a long hike of the Sleeping Bear Dune, try Empire – a cute small town with a few great stops for lunch … or just chocolate.
There’s a corner of Downtown Traverse City that packs big vibes in a small space. Union Street is home to a tantalizing trifecta of hot spots for dining and drinking.
If you could jar the American dream, you would find it here at American Spoon.
Great Lakes Bath and Body, Traverse City MI –
If Lake Michigan were a giant bathtub, you’d want to soak in it with an ample supply of Great Lakes Bath & Body products.
Just a 15-minute drive from the hotel is some of the best ice cream you will ever taste. In fact, maybe you should walk so you can eat more of it.
Located in Leland, Michigan, Fishtown is dedicated to Lake Michigan’s storied fishing history. You’ll wind your way through docks, shanties, tugs and charter boats for a first-hand connection to the maritime community.
It used to be an asylum.
Just keep that in mind when you visit The Village at Grand Traverse Commons
Picturesque small towns dot the shores of Lake Michigan. One of our favorites is Glen Arbor, just north of Glen Lake. It’s a great place to poke around local shops or galleries, or pop in a pub for lunch.