Experience the Excitement of Traverse City
The Country Inn & Suites, Traverse City puts you an easy drive from the best things to do in northern Michigan. From beaches and blue waters to off-Broadway shows, Traverse City is home to top-rated entertainment. Outdoors enthusiasts love fishing with True Blue Charters, hiking at Sleeping Bear Dunes or sailing with the Traverse Tall Ship Company. Arts aficionados can visit the Interlochen Center for the Arts or see a show at the City Opera House. Kids can enjoy building bridges and piloting ships at the Great Lakes Children’s Museum. If you’re here in early July, be sure to take in the world-renowned National Cherry Festival.
Add these local attractions to your itinerary:
Featuring salt-free, shark-free water and gorgeous lakefront sunsets, these beaches are 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)
Now in its 125th year, the City Opera House hosts spectacular concerts, storytellers and comedians. Sink into the plush Victorian red seating, and admire the elaborate fresco paintings and gold leaf accents before the show.
Phone: +1 (231) 941-8082
- Golfing in the Grand Traverse Area
A northern Michigan summer is ideal for swinging your clubs on one of Traverse City’s 16 championship golf courses, including courses designed by Arnold Palmer, Jack Nicklaus and Gary Player.
- Great Lakes Children's Museum (4.1 miles)
Though designed for children ages one through 10, the Great Lakes Children’s Museum can be enjoyed by people of all ages. It’s a treasury of hands-on fun through exhibits, programs and special events.
Phone: +1 (231) 932-4526
- Interlochen Center for the Arts (17.5 miles)
The Interlochen Center for the Arts offers arts education programming comprised of summer camps, an arts boarding school, a public radio station, and 600-plus cultural events and shows annually.
Phone: +1 (231) 276-7200
- Music House Museum (11.8 miles)
More than 450,000 guests–music lovers and history hobbyists alike–have toured the Music House Museum, a restored dairy barn and granary now filled with music boxes, player pianos and nickelodeons from the Golden Age of Music.
Phone: +1 (231) 938-9300
- Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore (26 mi)
This national park is the place to trek through forests, abandoned meadows and sand dunes. If you prefer the water, canoe on one of the lakes or visit the Manitou Islands for wildlife watching.
Phone: +1 (231) 326-4700
- State Theater (1.9 mi)
This historic, renovated theater plays host to the Traverse City Film Festival and community events as well as showing classics and kids matinees. Discover why the MPAA rated State Theater the #1 movie theater in the world.
Phone: +1 (231) 947-3446
- Traverse Tall Ship Company (4.1 mi)
Cruise through the sparkling waters of Grand Traverse Bay on Tall Ship Manitou, a replica of an old-fashioned cargo schooner, or Sailing Yacht Scout, a fun and stylish vessel the whole family can enjoy.
Phone: +1 (231) 941-2000
- True Blue Charters (4.1 mi)
Join Captain Brian on this 31-foot vessel for a day of fun fishing, swapping stories and seeing the sites of the lake.
Phone: +1 (231) 218-4493
- Turtle Creek Casino (9.4 mi)
Turtle Creek Casino is jam-packed with slot machines, table games, restaurants and more.
Phone: +1 (800) 922-2WIN