We think it’s safe to say that there is one thing we can all agree on, the prices of things aren’t what they used to be, and it’s an expensive time we live in. One of the main things to have skyrocketed in price is gas. For this reason, when we go on vacation a huge, and valid concern is what the transportation in an area is like. After all, if one can rent a place somewhere where they can get around for a fraction of the price of their vehicle, then that is a huge perk! Not to mention, on occasion, it’s nice to be chauffeured around. So, read on about the various ways you can get around while visiting Traverse City, Michigan!
The Free Bus
You can’t get much of a better deal than free, after all, that’s a price you can’t beat. Well, that’s what makes Traverse City an even better place to go this vacation season, for you’ll find a bus line is a free option for those looking to travel on a budget. Called the Bayline Bus, you’ll find that this connects visitors with the Downtown district, where you will find many goings-on. Running every 15 minutes, you’ll find it’s a great way to explore the city without the hassles of finding parking or dealing with traffic (after all, a vacation is meant to be relaxing!). Further, you’ll find that when festivals are going on, the hours are extended. Ensuring you can stay and enjoy the festivities as long as you so choose. Enjoy free travel to the village, downtown, the Meijer grocery stores, East Grand Traverse Bay, etc., with regular stops at popular destinations such as the Mackinaw Brew Pub and the Little Fleet!
Of course, there are times when one might like to travel in style and are not looking to pursue the cheapest deal. Well, for those occasions you have several options such as the Magic Shuttle bus, which specializes in both tours, as well as event transportation. This family-run business is the perfect choice if you are looking for a fun way to see and get around the area while having a good guide along the way. Whether you are interested in traveling the various wineries and tasting rooms or are looking to get to and from a local concert that you have been itching to see, they are the choice for you! Not only this but, if you are looking to capture a night of memories, then rent their 1971 Volkswagen photo booth bus, which will ensure that every moment is captured on film. If you are looking for something a bit cheaper, but also a bit more direct than the Bayline Bus, then you should check out the Bay Area Transportation Authority. This has a fantastic bus route for the public that will take you along the Village loop. What makes them unique is there are no bus stops, rather just flag one down when the needs call and let them know when to stop and let you off.
Of course, these are only a small handful of the various ways one can get around and see the sites when they visit the beautiful Traverse City. So, if you are curious about what else might be around or are wanting to learn more about the area then make sure you give us a call at (231) 237-8899!