After a difficult year, we have never been more ready for the summer season than now. If this will be your first time visiting, you may be unfamiliar with the area. The best way to get yourself acquainted with everything that Traverse City has to offer is by booking a tour. Let a professional guide take you to the best spots of Traverse City and make the most of your getaway. Here are some of the top tours in Traverse City:
Traverse City Tours
Traverse City is home to an abundance of wineries and breweries that offer locally produced beer and wine. Visiting the many different places can be difficult, especially if you are the designated driver. Instead of having someone sit out on the fun, book a winery or brewery tour with Traverse City Tours. You will be able to visit several different venues all in one go and with a tour guide to drive you around. The grapes grown in the area offer a unique wine not found anywhere else. Wineries will be open this summer season at 50% capacity, so make sure to book your reservation well in advance!
Tour The Village
One of the most memorable locations in Traverse City is The Village found at Grand Traverse Commons. This unique attraction was formerly known as the Traverse City State Hospital. Now, this historical building is open for variety of shopping. You can tour the campus grounds with a guided walking tour. This two-hour tour takes you behind the scenes into the famous walls of the former hospital. You will learn all about how it has been turned into one of the city’s biggest attractions. This tour requires all participants to be 12 years of age or older. The tour is approximately one mile in length and 50% of the tour will be outside (so make sure to dress for the occasion). You can also book a tripod photography tour that helps you find the best photography locations around the grounds. These tours are available to book four to six weeks in advance.
More to See in Traverse City
These are just a few of the many ways you can enjoy Traverse City. Book one of our luxury rentals today to have the perfect lodging for your family. You can be just steps away from the lake or in the middle of historic downtown!
Winter is finally here in Traverse City, and with it comes a variety of exciting activities and events for you to enjoy. Take a look at what kinds of Traverse City winter activities are waiting for you:
Hit the Slopes
One of the top winter draws in the area for winter guests is our incredible winter sports. Traverse City is located near Crystal Mountain, where you can enjoy a variety of slopes that are perfect for skiers and snowboarders alike. Shanty Creek Resort also offers additional trails to hit up for even more fun and excitement. Take a look into introductory lessons if you have never experienced skiing or snowboarding before.
Cross Country Skiing and Snowshoeing
Another exciting winter activity is cross country skiing, not to be confused with traditional skiing. Instead, cross country skiing is an exciting way to traverse winter conditions in the area. Think of it as hiking but on top of a pair of smaller skis that make it easier to get around! Popular locations in the area that are frequently enjoyed for cross country skiing include the Leelanau Trail, Betsie River Pathway, and Grass River Natural Area. Snowshoeing is a similar winter activity where winter snowshoes help you traverse the winter tundra. Great areas for snowshoeing include the Sleeping Bear Dunes National Park and Pelizzari Natural Area.
Visit a Lighthouse
Traverse City is home to a variety of lighthouses that have been operating for decades. These local attractions are usually busy during the summer season. Take advantage of the slower travel season by exploring local favorite lighthouses such as the Grand Traverse Lighthouse and Mission Point Lighthouse. Keep in mind that these lighthouses may be operating on limited hours for the winter season.
Hit the Local Winery or Brewery
One great way to stay warm during the winter is by visiting one of Traverse City’s local wineries, breweries, or distilleries. These establishments make small batch adult beverages and feature unique outdoor seating such as yurts and igloos to keep you warm during your stay. Explore them all with an exciting liberations tour available in Traverse City!
Get Ready for Traverse City Winter Activities
The winter season is finally here, so make sure you are ready by reserving one of our exclusive vacation rentals in Traverse City. Enjoy resort-like amenities while having an entire property to yourself when you choose our rentals. Contact us today to book your rental and to learn more about Traverse City winter activities!