A traveler's guide to Traverse City

A traveler's guide to Traverse City
Posted at 3:10 PM, Jul 28, 2016
and last updated 2016-08-16 10:56:47-04

Looking for cool places in Michigan for that perfect weekend getaway? Look no further than Traverse City, Michigan!

Traverse City is known as the Cherry Capitol of the world - find out below what else it has to offer! 

1) The Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore

Explore this park by hiking, biking, kayaking, fishing, swimming, or even walking! The park has numerous attractions and exploring opportunities. Challenge yourself to a dune climb and see if you can make it to the top! If you're not into hiking, try taking a scenic drive through the park.

2) Traverse City Beach Bums baseball

Sit back, relax, and enjoy a game of minor league baseball at Wuelfer Park. Traverse City is home to the Beach Bums. Click here to view their schedule.

3) Tall Ship Company cruise

Take a relaxing cruise of the Tall Ship Manitou. These sailboat cruises are two hours in length and include special catered meals for the evening sails. You can enjoy a noon sail, afternoon Moomers Ice Cream sail, evening sail, or the "Floating bed and breakfast" package. You can find out more by clicking here.

4) Canoe and kayak trips

You can find countless canoe and kayak rentals. Click here to view a list of companies in Traverse City!

5) East Bay Parasail

You can experience the best view of Traverse City by parasailing along the coast. East Bay Parasail offers long rides for affordable prices. You can book your reservation here.

6) Mission point

The mission point lighthouse and park offers great scenic views and trails. Some of the old trails include "Indian Trees," that were marked many moons ago and are still standing today. The park is open every day until 10 p.m. Click here for more information.

Also, be sure to check out Mission Table, a restaurant located on Peninsula Drive that is known to be haunted. Legend has it that the ghost of the restaurant's first owner has been lurking around. Check out the full ghost story here.

7) Leland

Want to do some vacation shopping? Leland is the perfect place to do so! There is a strip of unique shops which offer jewelry, home goods, clothing, beach supplies and more!

8) Suttons Bay Ciders

Hard cider is a growing industry. Visit Suttons Bay Ciders tasting room on the Leelanau Peninsula, only 15 minutes north of Traverse City!