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 live performances, Traverse City is home to top-rated entertainment for outdoor enthusiasts and arts aficionados alike. Spend the day shopping and indulging your inner foodie downtown, or head to the Old Mission where you can sample wine and tour the iconic lighthouse. If you’re here in early July, be sure to take in the world-renowned National Cherry Festival.
Featuring fresh water and gorgeous lakefront sunsets, these beaches are near the Country Inn & Suites: Bryant Park (five minutes away), Milliken Park (five minutes), Clinch Park and Marina (10 minutes), Elmwood Park Beach (10 minutes) and the West End Park (10 minutes).
- 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 with exhibits, programs and special events.
Phone: +1 (231) 932-4526
- Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore (26 miles)
This national park is the perfect place to trek through forests, abandoned meadows and sand dunes. If you prefer the water, canoe on one of the lakes or boat out to the Manitou Islands for wildlife watching.
Phone: +1 (231) 326-4700
- Traverse Tall Ship Company (4.1 miles)
Cruise through the sparkling waters of Grand Traverse Bay on the tall ship Manitou, a replica of an old-fashioned cargo schooner, or the sailing yacht Scout, a fun and stylish vessel the whole family can enjoy.
Phone: +1 (231) 941-2000
- True Blue Charters (4.1 miles)
Join Captain Brian on his 31-foot vessel, True Blue, for a day of fun fishing, swapping stories and seeing the sights around the lake.
Phone: +1 (231) 218-4493
Museums, Theaters and Art Galleries:
- 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 red Victorian seating and admire the elaborate fresco paintings and gold leaf accents before the show.
Phone: +1 (231) 941-8082
- 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
- The 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
- State Theatre (1.9 miles)
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 Theatre the number one movie theater in the world.
Phone: +1 (231) 947-3446
Outdoors and Entertainment:
- Golfing in the Grand Traverse Area
A northern Michigan summer is ideal for teeing off at one of Traverse City’s 16 championship golf courses, including courses designed by Arnold Palmer, Jack Nicklaus and Gary Player.
- Old Mission (17 miles)
Separating Grand Traverse Bay, the Old Mission Peninsula offers gorgeous views, miles of shoreline, and several antique shops and farmers markets to peruse. The area is best known for its wineries and vineyards, several of which offer tours and tastings.
- Turtle Creek Casino (9.4 mi)
Turtle Creek Casino is jam-packed with slot machines, table games, restaurants and more.
Phone: +1 (800) 922-2946