Traverse Area Trip Guide | Midwest Living

Traverse Area Trip Guide

Farm-to-table restaurants and fabulous resorts make Traverse City (and nearby towns) delicious fun.


Harbor Springs offers exclusive, upscale shopping.
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Where to stay

Boyne Mountain This sprawling ski resort offers a host of lodging and recreation options, including zip lines, plus a massive indoor water park and huge spa. From $108. See reviews and ratings. (800) 462-6963;

Chateau Chantal We love the combined luxurious B&B and top-notch winery and vineyard. North of Traverse City, on the Old Mission Peninsula. From $190. See reviews and ratings. (800) 969-4009;

Crystal Mountain Active families come here to ski, hike, golf and play at Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore. The Crystal Spa’s design and service stun guests. Spa-inspired meals and hearty dishes satify all tastes at Thistle Pub. From $169. See reviews and ratings. (800) 968-7686; 

The Homestead Resort The laid-back retreat next to Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore is perfect for quiet weekends. Foodies find their way to Nonna’s, a farm-to-table Italian restaurant. In Glen Arbor, 27 miles northwest of Traverse City. From $112. See reviews and ratings. (231) 334-5000;

Tamarack Lodge Guests staying in these 29 luxury condos along East Grand Traverse Bay participate in beach bonfires, movie nights and wine tastings. From $320. See reviews and ratings. (877) 938-9744;

For information: Charlevoix Area Convention and Visitors Bureau (800) 367-8557;

Leelanau Peninsula Chamber of Commerce (231) 271-9895;

Petoskey Area Visitors Bureau (800) 845-2828;

Traverse City Convention and Visitors Bureau (800) 872-8377; 


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