Taylor's Guidebook

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Taylor's Guidebook

Food
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Apache Trout Grill
13671 South West Bay Shore Drive
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Great coffee shop for working or catching up with friends.
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Mundos Roasting & Co.
708 Boon St
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Great coffee shop for working or catching up with friends.
Best brunch and mimosas
Brasserie Amie
160 East Front Street
Best brunch and mimosas
Newer place in downtown with the best margaritas and pineapple guacamole!
Barrio
305 West Front Street
Newer place in downtown with the best margaritas and pineapple guacamole!
Amazing fresh food. This place started out as a food truck and did so well during covid that they were one of the only thriving establishments able to buy a store front.
Bergstrom's Burgers
903 U.S. 31
Amazing fresh food. This place started out as a food truck and did so well during covid that they were one of the only thriving establishments able to buy a store front.
Best pizza (even compared to Jets!)
Charles & Reid Detroit Pizza
113 East State Street
Best pizza (even compared to Jets!)
Best Ice cream!
Little Reds
5862 U.S. 31
Best Ice cream!
Great Chinese food
China Lee
3985 Beitner Road
Great Chinese food
Great BBQ
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Blue Tractor Barbeque
423 South Union Street
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Great BBQ
A little outside of downtown but a must see. Fun outdoor igloos and bonfires to have drinks and great food all year round. Call ahead for reservations as they are generally busy.
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Hop Lot Brewing Co.
658 S W Bay Shore Dr
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A little outside of downtown but a must see. Fun outdoor igloos and bonfires to have drinks and great food all year round. Call ahead for reservations as they are generally busy.
Fun, outdoor area downtown with food trucks.
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The Little Fleet
448 East Front Street
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Fun, outdoor area downtown with food trucks.
Great, picture-worthy mini donuts!
Peace Love and Little Donuts of Traverse City
441 E Front St
Great, picture-worthy mini donuts!
Best sandwiches!
The Chef's In
519 W Front St
Best sandwiches!
Excellent steak and seafood
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Boone's Long Lake Inn
7208 Secor Road
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Excellent steak and seafood
Go-to place for healthy juice and vegan food! (More of a take out place since covid began)
Press On Juice
1125 E Eighth St
Go-to place for healthy juice and vegan food! (More of a take out place since covid began)
Best varieties of ciders and great health-conscious meals!
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Taproot Cider House
300 E Front St
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Best varieties of ciders and great health-conscious meals!
Bars/Adult focused
Upstairs where the restaurant is has the best views Traverse City has to offer. Overlook the bay and downtown while grabbing a drink and app!
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Hotel Indigo Traverse City
263 W Grandview Pkwy
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Upstairs where the restaurant is has the best views Traverse City has to offer. Overlook the bay and downtown while grabbing a drink and app!
Great nightlife spot. Dancing, live music, pool tables, games and fun bar.
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Kilkennys Irish Public House
400 West Front Street
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Great nightlife spot. Dancing, live music, pool tables, games and fun bar.
Fun brewery
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Right Brain Brewery
225 East Sixteenth Street
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Fun brewery
Also known as the "double wide" pairing next to bootleggers bar. Fun, cheaper bar downtown.
Dillinger's Pub
121 S Union St
Also known as the "double wide" pairing next to bootleggers bar. Fun, cheaper bar downtown.
Fun bar with live music certain days.
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Union Street Station
117 South Union Street
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Fun bar with live music certain days.
Fun speakeasy atmosphere.
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Low Bar
128 S Union St
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Fun speakeasy atmosphere.
Fun speakeasy, make sure to call ahead to get the code to go in!
123 Speakeasy
123 W Front St
Fun speakeasy, make sure to call ahead to get the code to go in!
Super fun dance bar, this is a gay bar and a local hot spot for bachelorette parties.
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SideTraxx Dance Bar
520 Franklin St
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Super fun dance bar, this is a gay bar and a local hot spot for bachelorette parties.
Wineries/Breweries
Great local beer and wine!
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Jolly Pumpkin Restaurant & Brewery
13512 Peninsula Drive
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Great local beer and wine!
My personal favorite winery! Great views
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Brys Estate Vineyard & Winery
3309 Blue Water Road
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My personal favorite winery! Great views
Winery!
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Left Foot Charley
806 Red Drive
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Winery!
Winery!
Black Star Farms Old Mission
360 McKinley Rd E
Winery!
Another favorite winery!
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Mari Vineyards
8175 Center Rd
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Another favorite winery!
Great winery!
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Chateau Chantal Winery and Inn
15900 Rue De Vin
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Great winery!
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Bonobo Winery
12011 Center Road
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Sightseeing
A MUST visit spot for everyone. They have free samplings (including wine) and everything from food to wine made with local cherries. Great spot to grab gifts or souvenirs
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Cherry Republic | Traverse City
154 East Front Street
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A MUST visit spot for everyone. They have free samplings (including wine) and everything from food to wine made with local cherries. Great spot to grab gifts or souvenirs
Activities
Fun casino with a sports betting bar upstairs and great food at the restaurant called Bourbons.
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Turtle Creek Casino and Hotel
7741 M 72 E
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Fun casino with a sports betting bar upstairs and great food at the restaurant called Bourbons.
Great hiking or biking trail around the Bay
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TART Trail
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Great hiking or biking trail around the Bay
Mini golf, ice cream and a jungle gym! Fun for families
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Pirate's Cove Adventure Park
1710 U.S. 31
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Mini golf, ice cream and a jungle gym! Fun for families
Awesome golf course (super close) and the best food at the restaurant called Mulligans
The Crown Golf Club
2430 West Crown Drive
Awesome golf course (super close) and the best food at the restaurant called Mulligans
Drive in movie theatre
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Cherry Bowl Drive-In Theatre
9812 Honor Highway
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Drive in movie theatre
Great fishing spot!
Betsie River
Great fishing spot!
Ranked 46th Golf course in Northern Michigan with amazing views of Lake Michigan.
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Arcadia Bluffs Golf Club
14710 Northwood Hwy
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Ranked 46th Golf course in Northern Michigan with amazing views of Lake Michigan.
Great golf course nearby.
Interlochen Golf Course
10586 US-31
Great golf course nearby.
Skiing, snowboarding and snow tubing offered.
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Mt. Holiday Ski and Recreational Area
3100 Holiday Road
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Skiing, snowboarding and snow tubing offered.
Ski and snowboarding!
Crystal Mountain (Michigan)
Ski and snowboarding!
Torch lake has Caribbean- like water and a sandbar to hangout on that is ankle deep. Book a boat rental through Luhres landing for the day or bring kayaks to drop in and paddle out to.
Torch Lake
Torch lake has Caribbean- like water and a sandbar to hangout on that is ankle deep. Book a boat rental through Luhres landing for the day or bring kayaks to drop in and paddle out to.
super fun and great views!
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Sleeping Bear Dunes
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super fun and great views!
Fun walking/ hiking spot with great views.
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Pyramid Point Trailhead
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Fun walking/ hiking spot with great views.
Huge historic building that now has local eateries and shops in it. It used to be an old asylum and they offer underground tours and such now as well.
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Grand Traverse Commons Natural Area
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Huge historic building that now has local eateries and shops in it. It used to be an old asylum and they offer underground tours and such now as well.
Front street is your "downtown strip" that has shops, food and is just on the other side of the Bay.
East Front Street
Front street is your "downtown strip" that has shops, food and is just on the other side of the Bay.
In July they host the annual Cherry Festival with food, concerts and local artists on the Bay. It is only two weeks of the year so be sure to check on dates.
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National Cherry Festival
250 East Front Street
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In July they host the annual Cherry Festival with food, concerts and local artists on the Bay. It is only two weeks of the year so be sure to check on dates.
Must visit Park/ beach downtown on the water
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Clinch Park
111 East Grandview Parkway
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Must visit Park/ beach downtown on the water
Minor League Baseball stadium just down the road!
Traverse City Pit Spitters
333 Stadium Dr
Minor League Baseball stadium just down the road!
Historic theatre
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State Theatre
233 East Front Street
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Historic theatre
Opera, Comedy shows, Broadway musicals, plays and concerts are held in this 1892 beautifully restored building.
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City Opera House
106 East Front Street
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Opera, Comedy shows, Broadway musicals, plays and concerts are held in this 1892 beautifully restored building.
Hands-on, interactive educational museum for children.
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Great Lakes Children's Museum
13240 South West Bay Shore Drive
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Hands-on, interactive educational museum for children.
They offer sailing on Grand Traverse Bay on their tall ship or yacht.
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Traverse Tall Ship Co
13258 S W Bay Shore Dr
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They offer sailing on Grand Traverse Bay on their tall ship or yacht.
Fun, Pedal-powered pub crawler!
TC Cycle Pub
642 Railroad Pl
Fun, Pedal-powered pub crawler!