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Traverse City’s claim to fame is its position as the largest producer of tart cherries in the United States. The Michigan city hosts annual events to celebrate the cherry harvests, which attracts hundreds of thousands of visitors. The land is also ripe for Traverse City’s numerous vineyards, which place it among the Midwest’s top centers of wine production. After touring the orchards and attending the wine tasting events, head to Traverse City’s freshwater beaches, the National Lakeshore, downhill skiing areas, and verdant forests.

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Chateau Grand Traverse

This famous winery is known for having the first large-scale planting of Vitis Vinifera in Michigan. Chateau Grand Traverse offers exquisite full bodied wines and delicious food, as well as an inn to lodge visitors.
Adresse: 12239 Center Road, Traverse City
Telefon: +1 231 223 7355
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Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore

Located on the shoreline of Lake Michigan, one of the U.S.'s five great lakes, Sleeping Bear Dunes is a natural wonder that has been marked for preservation for its awe-inspiring beauty and natural resources. It takes its name from a Native American legend concerning its formation. It consists of Sleeping Bear, Empire and Pyramid Point bluffs that overlook the lake, and Manitou Islands, which are located about 15 miles offshore. There are numerous activities available to visitors of the park that include camping, hiking, kayaking and canoeing, biking, skiing, fishing, or simply exploring the myriad of ecosystems that are home to a diversity of plants and wildlife.
Adresse: 6748 South Dune Highway, Glen Arbor
Telefon: +1 231 326 4700
Åpningstider: The Philip A. Hart Visitor Center is open daily from 8 a.m.-6 p.m.
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Mt. Holiday Ski & Recreation Area

Mt. Holiday is home to year-round recreation for the entire family. During the winter season, take advantage of the abundant snowfall that blankets Northern Michigan by skiing, snowboarding, or tubing down the slopes of Mt. Holiday, which range in difficulty from beginner to advanced. In the summer, enjoy a round of disc golf at the 18-hole Carly Lewis Disc Golf Course.
Adresse: 3100 Holiday Road, Traverse City
Telefon: +1 231 938 2500
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City Opera House

Check out the City Opera House's Calendar for a myriad of performances and events. This historic downtown theater hosts comedians, musicians, theatrical performances, and cultural and educational events.
Adresse: 106 East Front Street, Traverse City
Telefon: +1 231 941 8082
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Beach Bums Baseball

A professional, minor league baseball team is part of the independent Frontier League. They play their home games in Wuerfel Park, a 3,518-seat baseball stadium built especially for the Beach Bums when they came to Traverse City in 2006.
Adresse: 333 Stadium Drive, Traverse City
Telefon: +1 231 943 0100
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Grand Traverse Lighthouse Museum

Historically significant in the trade and travel of the Great Lakes Region, the lake shores are dotted with old lighthouses used to guide ships traveling these expansive waters. The Grand Traverse Lighthouse is one of the oldest lighthouses and now houses exhibits that shed light on the journeys of those who sailed the waters of the Manitou Passage.
Adresse: 15550 North Lighthouse Road, Northport
Telefon: +1 231 386 7195
Åpningstider: Hours vary seasonally.
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Leelanau State Park

Leelanau State Park sits at the tip of Lelanau Peninsula and the mouth of Grand Traverse Bay. It is home to campsites and the Grand Traverse Lighthouse Museum. Outdoor activities popular at Leelanau State Park include hiking, skiing, wildlife watching, swimming, and fishing.
Adresse: 15310 North Lighthouse Point Road, Northport
Telefon: +1 231 386 5422
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Magical History Tour

Take an hour and a half to see everything that has made Traverse City into what it is today. The History Center's trolley tour takes you through Slabtown, Traverse City's oldest neighborhood, as well as the downtown, Bay front and Warehouse districts. Learn a little bit about Traverse City's early days and its growth into an agricultural and tourism town. Reservations required.
Adresse: 322 Sixth Street, Traverse City
Telefon: +1 231 995 0313
Åpningstider: Tours take place during the spring and summer months.
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Inland Seas Education Association

The ISEA, provides a fun and learning experience for every member of the family. Their two ships are used as classrooms to teach children and adults about the importance of the Great Lakes ecosystems, in order to inspire a desire to conserve them and the life they contain.
Adresse: 100 Dame Street, Suttons Bay
Telefon: +1 231 271 3077
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Grand Traverse Tours

A stylish way to see the viticulture wonders of Northern Michigan, Grand Traverse Tours guides you through the wineries, breweries, and distilleries of Traverse City, Old Mission Peninsula, and Leelanau Peninsula. They also offer sightseeing tours, and give you the opportunity to see the region from the seat of your own private, chauffeured limousine.
Adresse: Traverse City
Telefon: +1 231 947 7433
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Trattoria Stella

A restaurant committed to delivering an outstanding service, proud of serving the best of the Italian cuisine with a twist all with farm-to-table philosophy. Trattoria Stella offers a dinner and a lunch menu along with a comprehensive array of drinks, catering to all customers tastes.
Adresse: 1200 West 11th Street, Traverse City
Telefon: +1 231 929 8989
Åpningstider: Mon, Wed–Fri 5pm, Sat & Sun 4pm. Curbside Wed–Mon 3pm–8pm. Tue closed.
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Red Ginger

The Red Ginger brings a modern sample of Pan-Asian flavors to Traverse City. Experience exotic specialties and excellent plate presentations when you dine at the Red Ginger, where a passion for good food blends with an exceptional service.
Adresse: 237 East Front Street, Traverse City
Telefon: +1 231 944 1733
Åpningstider: Tue–Thu 4:30pm–9pm, Fri & Sat 4pm–9pm, Sun & Mon closed
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Boathouse Restaurant

With one of the best locations in Northern Michigan, Boathouse Restaurant offers a delightful view of the docks and bay. The menu reflects the seasons and what the local produce has on offer. Meat, fish and cheeses are sourced from some of the best farmers and many dishes consist of vegetables, or herbs grown on The Boathouse Farm. Reservations are encouraged. Bon appétit!
Adresse: 14039 Peninsula Drive, Traverse City
Telefon: +1 231 223 4030
Åpningstider: Mon–Fri 4pm–10pm, Sat–Sun 3pm–10pm
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Don's Drive In

Open every day of the week for lunch and dinner, Don's is a Traverse City treasure. This friendly diner and drive-in has been serving some of the best burgers, fries, sandwiches, ice cream, and milkshakes since it opened in 1958.
Adresse: 2030 North US 31, Traverse City
Telefon: +1 231 938 1860
Åpningstider: Mon–Thu, Sunday: 11am–9pm, Fri & Sat 11am–9pm
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Apache Trout Grill

Apache Trout Grill provides great views of the Grand Traverse Bay from their patio. It is a favorite spot for both locals and visitors thanks to their fresh and innovative menu, which offers something to suit every taste. Mouth-watering dishes can be ordered such as slow cooked BBQ ribs, BBQ mixed grill, char-grilled petite filet of beef and Apache whitefish.
Adresse: 13671 SouthWest Bayshore Drive,
Telefon: +1 231 929 7916
Åpningstider: Sun 9am–9pm, Mon 11am–9pm, Tue–Sat 11am– 10pm
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The Little Fleet

U.S. food trucks are all the rage these days, especially with the growing popularity of outdoor seating. At The little Fleet you can find a food truck lot centered around an open-air bar, the perfect option for groups who can't agree on where to eat. You will find from two to eight food trucks from all over Michigan here.
Adresse: 448 East Front Street, Traverse City
Telefon: +1 231 943 1116
Åpningstider: Mon–Thu 3pm–10pm, Fri 3pm–11pm, Sat 12pm–11pm, Sun 12pm–8pm
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U & I Lounge

A favorite among the locals, U & I Lounge is a friendly, relaxed hangout that serves American and Greek style food at great prices. TVs are playing sports and it's happy hours daily from 4pm to 7pm. Whether you are looking for a place to eat, or just a place to sit back and relax with friends and a drink, U & I Lounge can't be beat for its quality, service, and price.
Adresse: 214 East Front Street, Traverse City
Telefon: +1 231 668 4558
Åpningstider: Mon–Sat 11am–2am, Sun 12pm–2am
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Minervas calls the Park Place Hotel in downtown Traverse City home. It provides a casual, family-friendly dining environment for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. The menu offers an array of options but leans on the side of American cuisine. It even features a full bar from which it serves great happy hour specials.
Adresse: 300 East State Street, Traverse City
Telefon: +1 231 946 5093
Åpningstider: Tue–Thu 7:30am–10pm, Fri & Sat 8am–10pm, Sun 8am–1pm, Mon closed
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Such a simple name belies the magnificent nature of this coffeehouse located in the City Opera House building. Brew has a good vibe, a good menu, and a variety of coffee and tea drinks, with all-day breakfast, microbrews and wine.
Adresse: 108 East Front Street, Traverse City
Telefon: +1 231 946 2739
Åpningstider: Sun–Thur 9am–3pm, Fri & Sat 9am–5pm
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Aroma's Coffee & Tea

This aromatic coffee shop offers holiday-themed flavors of coffee and tea. These are available in the shop, but they also sell their unique flavors for you to take home so you can have that wonderful coffee and tea anytime you want.
Adresse: 10850 East Traverse Highway, Traverse City
Telefon: +1 231 929 2688
Åpningstider: Mon–Fri 6am–4pm, Sat 8am–2pm, Sun 8am–2pm
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Pleasanton Brick Oven Bakery

One of the finest bread bakeries in the nation is located right in the heart of Traverse City. All of their bread is baked in their wood-fired brick oven, which also bakes up delicious pizzas in the evening. They also have an ever-changing menu of pies, muffins, cookies, tarts, and other pastries.
Adresse: 811 Cottage View Drive, Traverse City
Telefon: +1 231 941 1964
Åpningstider: Tue-Sat 8am–8pm
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Coffee Bean Café

The Coffee Bean Café isn't your typical grab-it-and-go establishment. Here, you will find fresh-baked pastries as well as made-to-order sandwiches and wraps.
Adresse: 2770 Silver Lake Road, Suite 2, Traverse City
Telefon: +1 231 922 1089
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45th Parallel Cafe & Candy World

Located right outside of Traverse City on Suttons Bay, the 45th Parallel not only honors Northern Michigan's geographical station between the equator and the North Pole but its station as a gourmet locale unlike any other. 45th Paralell's breakfast and lunch creations are just as enjoyable as the sweet treats found in their Candy World Shop.
Adresse: 102 South Broadway, Suttons Bay
Telefon: +1 231 271 2233
Åpningstider: Daily 7am–3pm
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Big Apple Bagels

Big Apple Bagels is a national chain with locations in 28 states. Not only do they serve bagels and sandwiches that are made from scratch daily, they also serve bagel sandwiches, muffins from My Favorite Muffin, and Brewster's coffee.
Adresse: 1133 South Airport Road West, Suite D, Traverse City
Telefon: +1 231 929 9866
Åpningstider: Monday-Friday: 6 a.m.-5 p.m., Saturday-Sunday: 7 a.m.-3 p.m.
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Higher Grounds Trading Company

Higher Grounds Trading Company has been fighting for fair trade and environmental causes since it first opened its doors. Not only do they talk the talk, but they walk the walk. Higher Grounds offers no paper, plastic, or styrofoam cups and uses fair trade, local, and organic ingredients in the products they serve. You can even take a look at their roastery. Enjoy your dose of caffeine on the patio, too.
Adresse: 806 Red Drive, Suite 150, Traverse City
Telefon: +1 877 825 2262
Åpningstider: Mon-Sat  8:30am–2pm, Sun 9am–2pm
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Morsels Espresso + Edibles

Morsels is a fun little bakery offering bite-size bakery items, including brownies, cakes, and more. They also serve a full (not to mention full-sized) lunch menu and a full espresso bar serving Intelligentsia coffee.
Adresse: 321 East Front Street, Traverse City
Telefon: +1 231 421 1353
Åpningstider: Mon–Fri 8am–3pm, Sat & Sun 9am–3pm
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7 Monks Taproom

Beer lovers unite at 7 Monks. Not only do they serve 46 beers on tap, but they also serve up some of the best pub food in Michigan. Check their calendar for their monthly events.
Adresse: 128 South Union Street, Traverse City
Telefon: +1 231 421 8410
Åpningstider: Mon–Thu 3pm–11pm, Fri 12pm–11pm, Sat 11am–11pm, Sun closed
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Kilkenny's Pub

Modeled after the pubs you will find on the Green Isle, Kilkenney's Irish Public House is a welcoming spot in downtown Traverse City. They serve up some hearty grub that you can wash down with a variety of domestic beers or whiskeys from their extensive menu, all while enjoying a game of pool, trivia nights and live music.
Adresse: 400 West Front Street, Traverse City
Telefon: +1 231 941 7527
Åpningstider: Sun–Fri 4pm–10:30pm, Sat 12pm–10:30pm
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U & I Lounge

A favorite among the locals, U & I Lounge is a friendly, relaxed hangout that serves American and Greek style food at great prices. TVs are playing sports and it's happy hours daily from 4pm to 7pm. Whether you are looking for a place to eat, or just a place to sit back and relax with friends and a drink, U & I Lounge can't be beat for its quality, service, and price.
Adresse: 214 East Front Street, Traverse City
Telefon: +1 231 668 4558
Åpningstider: Mon–Sat 11am–2am, Sun 12pm–2am
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Union Street Station

You would never guess by its cool and modern vibe that Union Street Station has been around since 1891. It is host to live music, karaoke, open mic nights, and good, simple fun. Check out their weekly specials.
Adresse: 117 South Union Street, Traverse City
Telefon: +1 231 941 1930
Åpningstider: Mon–Thu 2pm–11pm, Fri–Sun 12pm–11pm
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Side Traxx

An open-minded nightspot that welcomes the most diverse crowd, Side Traxx feature a spacious dance-floor and an upbeat atmosphere. The 5pm - 9pm happy hour is one of the most popular in town, attracting tourists and locals alike. No bachelorette parties allowed. Happy hours 5pm–9pm every day.
Adresse: 520 Franklin Street, Traverse City
Telefon: +1 231 935 1666
Åpningstider: Daily 5pm–2am
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Grand Traverse Mall

There is never a lack of activity in this city's bustling mall. You can eat, shop, and have all sorts of fun while enjoying the wonderful architectural design of the Grand Traverse Mall so definitely stop by.
Adresse: 3200 S Airport Rd W, Traverse City
Telefon: +1 231 922 0077
Åpningstider: Monday - Saturday 10 a.m. – 9 p.m.
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Cherry Republic

Here, you can find everything cherry from the cherry capital of the United States. Discover dried cherries and sweet treats like chocolate-covered cherries and the signature Dark Chocolate Pecan Boomchunka cherry cookies. You will also find condiments like cherry mustard and cherry barbecue sauce as well as sausage and wines made using cherries.
Adresse: 154 East Front Street, Traverse City
Telefon: +1 231 932 9205
Åpningstider: Monday - Sunday: 9 a.m. – 10 p.m.
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Grand Traverse Resort Tower Gallery of Shops

You would probably never expect one of the greatest shopping centres in Northern Michigan to be located within a resort, but shops at the Grand Traverse Resort are unlike anything else in the rest of the city. Here, you will find nationally-recognized products like North Face, Melissa & Doug, Brighton, Cartise, and more. There is a specialty shop selling products featuring the Grand Traverse bear logo, the first retail store dedicated to the Mud Pie brand, a toy store, designer clothing store, and a candy store featuring everything from specialty candies to home-made ice cream.
Adresse: 100 Grand Traverse Village Boulevard, Acme
Telefon: +1 231 534 6000
Åpningstider: Monday-Thursday: 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Friday-Saturday: 10 a.m.-8 p.m.
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Benjamin Twiggs

Benjamin Twiggs is one of many fine establishments offering its own brand of cherry-infused creations. Open since 1966, their product line includes dried cherries and other fruits, chocolate-covered cherries, jams, salsa, marinades, cherry concentrate, and more.
Adresse: 1213 East Front Street, Traverse City
Telefon: +1 231 947 3393
Åpningstider: Hours vary seasonally.
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Lima Bean

Find clothing and accessories that are as unique as you are. Many pieces are one-of-a-kind so you know you're getting something you will find nowhere else. They also have body lotions, candles, and other beauty and home products.
Adresse: 222 North St. Joseph Street, Suttons Bay
Telefon: +1 231 271 5462
Åpningstider: Monday-Saturday: 10 a.m.-5:30 p.m.
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nifty things!

With so many different types of merchandise, it may seem that there is no rhyme or reason to this shop's inventory, but the concept could not be clearer. As long as it is something the owners think is 'nifty' in some way, it goes into the store, and with an ever-changing inventory, you will find something new and exciting every time you visit the store.
Adresse: 143 East Front Street, Traverse City
Telefon: +1 231 929 9665
Åpningstider: Hours vary seasonally.
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Wilson Antiques

Wilson Antiques has become a premier provider of antiques and collectibles in the Northern Michigan region. Browse an assortment of fine furnishings, jewelry, and more in this spacious historic building.
Adresse: 123 South Union Street, Traverse City
Telefon: +1 231 946 4177
Åpningstider: Hours vary seasonally.
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Cherry Capital Airport

Located only 4.7 miles from Traverse City city-center, Cherry Capital Airport provides commercial flights from major airlines American, Delta, and United to the cities of Chicago and Detroit. There are car rental, shuttle or taxi companies located at the terminal: Avis +1 231 946 1222 (Car rental) AAA Charlevoix Taxi +1 231 497 4200 A. Paradise Shuttle & Tours +1 231 409 2137 Bata buses connect the airport to Traverse City and the sorrounding cities.
Adresse: 727 Fly Don't Drive, Traverse City
Telefon: +1 231 947 2250
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Time Zone

Traverse City is in the Eastern Time Zone, and all times are reflected in Eastern Time.
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Public Transport

The Bay Area Transportation Authority (BATA), operates buses throughout Leelanau and Grand Traverse counties with the main bus terminal located on Hall Street.
Adresse: 3233 Cass Road, Traverse City
Telefon: +1 231 941 2324
Åpningstider: Monday-Friday: 5 a.m.-9:30 p.m., Saturday: 6 a.m.-8 p.m., Sunday: 9 a.m.-8 p.m.
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Cherry Capital Cab +1 231 941 8294 Dan's Airport Transportation +1 231 645 9696
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At United States Postal Service branches, you can find a variety of shipping options to meet your needs.
Adresse: 202 South Union Street, Traverse City
Telefon: +1 231 946 9616
Åpningstider: Monday-Friday: 8:15 a.m.-5:15 p.m., Saturday: 9 a.m.-2 p.m.
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Major chains like Rite Aid, Meijer, Walgreens, and Walmart have pharmacies located in Traverse City. There are also local pharmacies Thompson Pharmacy & Medical and the Prescription Shop. WalgreensStore:
Adresse: 3900 N US Highway 31 S., Traverse City
Telefon: +1 231 922 9277
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Country code: 1 Area code: 231
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110V, 60 Hz. Adapters can be purchased for appliance plugs at many electronics and department stores.