Guidebook for Traverse City

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Guidebook for Traverse City

Food Scene

Great spot for Asian fusion food and cocktails!
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Red Ginger
237 East Front Street
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Great spot for Asian fusion food and cocktails!
Located in The Village at Grand Traverse Commons, which is the unique renovation of dozens of historic buildings formerly known as the Traverse City State Hospital. Definitely a unique experience!
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Trattoria Stella
1200 West 11th Street
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Located in The Village at Grand Traverse Commons, which is the unique renovation of dozens of historic buildings formerly known as the Traverse City State Hospital. Definitely a unique experience!
My favorite place to get a burger. If you like spicy, try the pungi's pepper patty.
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Slabtown Burgers
826 West Front Street
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My favorite place to get a burger. If you like spicy, try the pungi's pepper patty.
Quick and casual, great bar food!
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Bubba's
428 East Front Street
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Quick and casual, great bar food!
My favorite spot for brunch! If the outdoor seating is closed (rainy or closed for the season) then it can fill up quickly so try to go early.
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The Towne Plaza
203 Cass Street
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My favorite spot for brunch! If the outdoor seating is closed (rainy or closed for the season) then it can fill up quickly so try to go early.
Another great brunch option that also has a big display counter for pastries to go.
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Patisserie Amie
237 Lake Avenue
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Another great brunch option that also has a big display counter for pastries to go.
One of the most upscale restaurants in Traverse City. Definitely recommend for a special or romantic occasion!
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Boathouse Restaurant
14039 Peninsula Drive
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One of the most upscale restaurants in Traverse City. Definitely recommend for a special or romantic occasion!
If you feel like taking the drive up to Fish Town, you have to stop by The Cove! Great location on the water and their seafood chowder is awesome and the signature "Chubby Mary" is a unique experience to say the least.
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The Cove
111 River Street
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If you feel like taking the drive up to Fish Town, you have to stop by The Cove! Great location on the water and their seafood chowder is awesome and the signature "Chubby Mary" is a unique experience to say the least.
Another option in Fishtown, the Cheese Shanty serves up great sandwiches to go. There are outdoor tables or you can pack a picnic lunch to take with you, but make sure to get there early before they run out of their signature pretzel bread!
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Village Cheese Shanty
199 West River Street
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Another option in Fishtown, the Cheese Shanty serves up great sandwiches to go. There are outdoor tables or you can pack a picnic lunch to take with you, but make sure to get there early before they run out of their signature pretzel bread!

Drinks & Nightlife

Right down the street from the condo, this is an absolute must for any whiskey lovers!
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Traverse City Whiskey Co.
201 East 14th Street
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Right down the street from the condo, this is an absolute must for any whiskey lovers!
This is a speak-easy type bar located below 7 Monks. Take the elevator down to the basement and enjoy pre-prohibition era cocktails & concoctions.
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Low Bar
128 S Union St
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This is a speak-easy type bar located below 7 Monks. Take the elevator down to the basement and enjoy pre-prohibition era cocktails & concoctions.
A small batch microbrewery with on-site hop garden, beer garden, patio and tasting room. Sit by the fire or play a game of corn hole in their garden while sampling local beers.
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Hop Lot Brewing Co.
658 S W Bay Shore Dr
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A small batch microbrewery with on-site hop garden, beer garden, patio and tasting room. Sit by the fire or play a game of corn hole in their garden while sampling local beers.
With 46 beers on taps and even more available in bottles, this is a beer lover’s paradise. Also a great lunch spot!
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7 Monks Taproom
128 South Union Street
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With 46 beers on taps and even more available in bottles, this is a beer lover’s paradise. Also a great lunch spot!
A brewpub located in downtown Traverse City with live music on their deck in the summertime.
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North Peak Brewing Company
West Front Street
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A brewpub located in downtown Traverse City with live music on their deck in the summertime.
A sprawling vineyard on Old Mission Peninsula. Order a glass of wine and a cheese and charcuterie board and then take a stroll through the gardens.
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Brys Estate Vineyard & Winery
3309 Blue Water Road
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A sprawling vineyard on Old Mission Peninsula. Order a glass of wine and a cheese and charcuterie board and then take a stroll through the gardens.
A gorgeous 160-acre estate features a winery, Hearth & Vine Cafe, equestrian facility and hiking trails. In addition to multiple tasting bars, they offer wines by the glass and half glass along with a wine-friendly menu on our seasonal Terrace patio.
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Black Star Farms Suttons Bay
10844 East Revold Road
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A gorgeous 160-acre estate features a winery, Hearth & Vine Cafe, equestrian facility and hiking trails. In addition to multiple tasting bars, they offer wines by the glass and half glass along with a wine-friendly menu on our seasonal Terrace patio.
If you love sparkling wine like I do, you will LOVE this stop!
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MAWBY Vineyards and Winery
4519 Elm Valley Road
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If you love sparkling wine like I do, you will LOVE this stop!
A unique alternative to your traditional Traverse City wineries and microbreweries, come try a local hard cider!
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Suttons Bay Ciders
10530 E Hilltop Rd
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A unique alternative to your traditional Traverse City wineries and microbreweries, come try a local hard cider!
This is a great brewery that is located super close to the condo!
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Right Brain Brewery
225 East Sixteenth Street
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This is a great brewery that is located super close to the condo!

Entertainment & Activities

What better way to see beautiful Traverse City than from a helicopter?! TC Helicopter Tours offers the ultimate sightseeing experience.
TC Helicopters Tours
1220 Airport Access Rd
What better way to see beautiful Traverse City than from a helicopter?! TC Helicopter Tours offers the ultimate sightseeing experience.
Kayak down the Boardman River while making pitstops at local breweries! This company also offers biking and brewery tours as well as stand up paddle board, jet ski, and pontoon boat rentals.
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Kayak Brewery Tours
228 Garland St
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Kayak down the Boardman River while making pitstops at local breweries! This company also offers biking and brewery tours as well as stand up paddle board, jet ski, and pontoon boat rentals.
This award-winning golf course is located at the Grand Traverse Resort!
The Bear Golf Course
100 Grand Traverse Resort Village Boulevard
This award-winning golf course is located at the Grand Traverse Resort!
If it's a rainy day or if you're having a quiet night, check to see what movies are out!
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Bijou by the Bay
181 East Grandview Parkway
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If it's a rainy day or if you're having a quiet night, check to see what movies are out!

Parks & Nature

Whether you want to go hiking, swimming, dune climbing, or Petoskey stone hunting, Sleeping Bear Dunes National Park has it all! There are several entrance points, but we recommend taking Pierce Stocking Scenic Drive.
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Pierce Stocking Scenic Drive
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Whether you want to go hiking, swimming, dune climbing, or Petoskey stone hunting, Sleeping Bear Dunes National Park has it all! There are several entrance points, but we recommend taking Pierce Stocking Scenic Drive.
A nice hike with a very rewarding view.
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Pyramid Point Trail
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A nice hike with a very rewarding view.
A shallow, sandy lake with a nice beach and warmer water within Sleeping Bear Dunes National Park.
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North Bar Lake
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A shallow, sandy lake with a nice beach and warmer water within Sleeping Bear Dunes National Park.
If you are looking for more of a party atmosphere, check out West End Beach in downtown Traverse City!
West End Beach
If you are looking for more of a party atmosphere, check out West End Beach in downtown Traverse City!

Arts & Culture

A short drive from Traverse City, be sure to check out their schedule for upcoming events.
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Interlochen Center for the Arts
4000 Michigan 137
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A short drive from Traverse City, be sure to check out their schedule for upcoming events.
Michigan Artists Gallery was named as one of three essential art venues in “100 Best Art Towns in America” for the Grand Traverse area.
Michigan Artists Gallery
317 E Front St
Michigan Artists Gallery was named as one of three essential art venues in “100 Best Art Towns in America” for the Grand Traverse area.

Essentials

The trendiest new grocery store in Traverse City. From sushi burritos to all of your gluten-free needs, Lucky's has you covered! They also make great pizza and pre-made food.
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Lucky's Market
3587 Marketplace Cir
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The trendiest new grocery store in Traverse City. From sushi burritos to all of your gluten-free needs, Lucky's has you covered! They also make great pizza and pre-made food.
Your nearby, typical grocery store that should be able to cover all of your essentials.
Tom's Food Market
1201 South Division Street
Your nearby, typical grocery store that should be able to cover all of your essentials.

Sightseeing

Take a walk down Front Street and soak in downtown Traverse City! There are TONS of shops, restaurants, and bars to keep you occupied.
East Front Street
Take a walk down Front Street and soak in downtown Traverse City! There are TONS of shops, restaurants, and bars to keep you occupied.