Traverse City is a destination that travelers easily fall in love with and find themselves longing to return to time and again. This is in large part thanks to the beautiful balance this vacation destination provides between outdoor adventure and in-town escapes. While any season in Traverse City is thrilling, there’s something special about a spring getaway this direction. As winter melts into warmer temperatures, visitors can make the most of a landscape coming to life with potential! If you have seven days to spare this spring, don’t miss out on the following Traverse City spring adventures.
Day One: Admire the Cherry Blossoms
Orchards and forests alike are a defining feature of Traverse City and the Grand Traverse Bay area, much to the delight of year-round residents. For springtime visitors, this means mother nature puts on quite a show this time of year! Traverse City hosts a variety of springtime festivals dedicated to these eye-catching blooms that are fun for the entire family and those that are interested in capturing photos of the cherry blossoms looking their best will want to make travel plans to be here in May. Blossoms tend to last the entirety of the month.
Day Two: Get Out on the Water
With the ice long gone, spring in Traverse City is a great opportunity to get out on the water and enjoying boating or fishing depending on your preferences. Beach Watersports of Traverse City is a great place to start when you’re in the mood to rent everything from jet skis and pontoons to paddleboards designed to make the most of time on the waves. If you’re up for a fishing adventure, book a chartered excursion with the professionals at Reel Fun Fishing Charters.
Day Three: Hit the Trails
Whether you lace up the hiking boots and plan on a day of adventure or can’t wait to explore on two wheels, the trails that wind their way through Traverse City are a must when you’ve headed this way for fun in the spring. The TART Trail is a good starting point for those who are looking to enjoy a leisurely adventure while cycling enthusiasts really looking for a challenge to put their skills to the test will find the Glacial Hills Pathway to be the route they’ve been searching for.
Day Four: Enjoy Wine Tasting
The lush landscape that makes up the greater Traverse City region is known for its fertile soil that lends itself to impeccable grape growth. As a result, Traverse City is also known for its many thriving wineries and vineyards that are well worth exploring in the spring! The Mission Peninsula is dotted with delicious stops to enjoy a tasting or two but for a more comprehensive experience, book a private wine tour while you’re in town with the team at Grand Traverse Tours. You won’t have to worry about transportation while savoring the many flavors of the region.
Day Five: Enjoy a Performance at City Opera House
If you’ve decided to make your way to Traverse City’s iconic East Front Street and enjoy time shopping, be sure to pair the experience with a performance or two booked at City Opera House. Located at 106 E. Front Street, this historic performance center remains fully functional and is a great place to settle in and enjoy a show.
Day Six: Try a Great Restaurant
For the food enthusiast in your traveling crew who can’t wait to define their experience through flavor, spring in Traverse City has plenty of savory options to choose from! Be sure to check out Trattoria Stella while you’re in town. Located at 1200 W. Eleventh Street, this Italian eatery works on a farm to table philosophy while still bring authentic Italian dishes to life in style. From the lasagna to the fettuccini, the selections are bound to please, especially when paired with mouthwatering wine. Don’t have time for a sit-down dinner? No problem! This restaurant offers options to order to-go.
Day Seven: Check Out the Lighthouses
Immersive encounters with maritime history and incredible options for photos are yours for the enjoying when you set aside time on your Traverse City spring journey to visit the lighthouses that call Traverse City Home. Both the Mission Point Lighthouse and the Grand Traverse Lighthouse are highlight stops you won’t want to miss.
There’s really no reason to wait when you’re ready to enjoy a springtime adventure to scenic and inviting Traverse City, Michigan. The team at True North is proud to provide guests with a wide variety of vacation rentals ready to be booked and settled into during your stay. As comfortable as they are luxurious, guests will find it easy to pick a property that matches their particular travel sense and preferences. When you’re ready to turn those travel plans into an exciting travel reality, simply reach out! Our team is on hand to help you get started and can’t wait to welcome you to Traverse City soon.