Discover Attractions near Hotel's Traverse City, MI Location
The Country Inn & Suites hotel’s location in Traverse City, MI gives you access to great fun, both natural and man-made. Not only is the hotel close to both the east and the west arms of the beautiful Grand Traverse Bay, but it’s also convenient to the area’s more than 150 inland lakes and rivers. Ride a bicycle down the 10.5-mile TART trail and enjoy views of the bay shoreline, local parks and downtown Traverse City. Relax on the beach, catch a boat tour, take the kids to the Great Lakes Children's Museum, or catch a show at the State Theater, the City Opera House or the Interlochen Center for the Arts. And, of course, if you’re here in early July, don’t miss the world-famous National Cherry Festival!These attractions are close by for your entertainment:
Traverse City was named one of the "Top 10 US Beach Towns" by AOL Travel, and it’s easy to see why. Enjoy the sunshine and blue waters of the Grand Traverse Bay at one of these beaches near the Country Inn & Suites: Bryant Park (5 minutes away), Milliken Park (5 minutes), Clinch Park and Marina (10 minutes), Elmwood Park Beach (10 minutes) and the West End Park (10 minutes).
- The City Opera House (8.5 miles)
This beautiful Victorian venue opened in 1892 and hosts regional, national and international acts. Catch a play or a concert and admire the ornate vaulted ceilings and elegant balcony.
Phone: +1 (231) 941-808
- Golfing in the Grand Traverse Area
The greater Traverse City area is home to scores of beautiful golf courses with designs by Nicklaus, Palmer, Player and Weiskopf. Find the course that fits your skill level and aesthetic and enjoy a day of improving your game.
- Great Lakes Children's Museum (4.1 miles)
You and your child can build a bridge, pilot a ship and learn all about lake ecology. The Great Lakes Children’s Museum features age-appropriate exhibits (starting as young as toddlers) that encourage hands-on exploration and learning through experimentation.
Phone: +1 (231) 932-4526
- Interlochen Center for the Arts (17.5 miles)
The Interlochen Center for the Arts promotes arts education through summer camps, an arts boarding school, a public radio station, and more than 600 cultural events and shows throughout the year. Enjoy concerts, plays, films and dance performances from student groups as well as internationally known artists.
- Music House Museum (11.8 miles)
A real treat for antique buffs and music lovers alike, the Music House Museum showcases the history of music recording. Antique radios and jukeboxes are just the beginning—one of the highlights of the tour is a chance to hear (and see) George Gershwin’s keystrokes for "Rhapsody in Blue" as recorded on a 1925 self-playing piano.
Phone: +1 (231) 938-9300
- Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore (26 mi)
This national park offers 35 miles of preserved shoreline as well as forests, wetlands, natural springs and more. Climb the towering sand dunes that offer spectacular views of Lake Michigan, cycle or walk the paved trail through the hardwood forest, or enjoy the leisurely seven-mile Pierce Stocking Scenic Drive.
Phone: +1 (231) 326-4700
- State Theater (1.9 mi)
This historic downtown movie theater is home of the Traverse City Film Festival. Founder Michael Moore’s vision was to keep cinema accessible to the public, so tickets and concession prices are designed to be affordable. The State Theater also runs free events throughout the year, as well as special matinees for children and seniors.
Phone: +1 (231) 947-3446
- Traverse Tall Ship Company (4.1 mi)
Sail the blue waters of the Grand Traverse Bay on a classic sailing yacht or on the Tall Ship Manitou—a 114-foot-tall replica of an 1800s schooner.
Phone: +1 (231) 941-2000
- True Blue Charters (4.1 mi)
Fish the waters of the Bay aboard the True Blue, a 31-foot charter vessel with top-quality equipment and an experienced captain.
Phone:+1 (231) 218-4493
- Turtle Creek Casino (9.4 mi)
Guests feeling lucky can visit the Turtle Creek Casino, a 24/7 gaming center featuring slot machines, table games and poker tournaments.
Phone: +1 (800) 922-2WIN