Things to Do

We hope you're able to explore Traverse City and beautiful Lake Michigan! We're including scenic drives, hikes, and activities below:

Hikes and Scenic Drives

Don't miss the beautiful sand dunes on the shore of Lake Michigan
  • Sleeping Bear Dunes
  • Pyramid Point
  • Empire Bluffs


One of our favorite parts about vacationing in Traverse City is enjoying some of our favorite restaurants:

Red Ginger
Trattoria Stella
Jolly Pumpkin Restaurant and Brewery
North Peak Brewing Company
The Little Fleet Food Trucks

Wineries and Breweries

One of our favorite activities in Traverse City is exploring the local wineries and breweries. You can make a day of exploring the wineries on either Mission Peninsula or Leelanau Peninsula.


Mission Peninsula
Mari Vineyards (Chris's favorite!)
Bonobo Winery (Amelia's favorite!)
Chateau Chantal Winery
Brys Estate Vineyard & Winery
2 Lads Winery

Leelanau Peninsula
45 North Vineyard & Winery
MAWBY Vineyards and Winery (best sparkling wines!)
Black Star Farms

Rare Bird Brewpub
Hop Lot Brewing
Suttons Bay Ciders (the best view around!)

Chris Griffith