TraverseCity | Spring Outdoor Recreation & Activities
Traverse City Tourism (TCT) is a nonprofit corporation that serves as the area’s official destination marketing organization.Our focused mission is to stimulate economic growth through the attraction of convention business and leisure tourism development. Located along the beautiful Lake Michigan shoreline Traverse City is an incredible four-season destination in Michigan.
There’s not many vacation plans more daunting to make than those once the kids hit the teenage years. The things that used to work before don’t work as well – and if they do, it’s because you’ve set them free and gone your separate ways. But, never fear. Traverse City is loaded with great opportunities for teens and parents to enjoy outings together – with a little freedom built in.
Mineral C: Comfort. It’s a top priority when you’re cashing in that precious PTO and, let’s be honest, it’s a fun one to throw a little money at. So here we go, we’re taking you to the wonders of the great indoors and indulging in four-season comforts of Traverse City. A/C and heat included---these aren’t necessarily adventures, and they’re certainly not “roughing it.” These, simply put, are our bougie best.
For years now Traverse City has gained exposure as a top foodie town from well-known publications like Bon Appetite, Liveability.com, and theDailyMeal.com. And everyone knows that a foodie town isn't complete unless there's a booming wine and beer scene. Our hub is an eclectic mix of restaurants, wineries, breweries and festivals (We even have one in the spring dedicated to asparagus!).
Once a year, some of Traverse City’s best restaurants offer diners a way to experience their food at a super affordable price. Traverse City Restaurant Week takes place from February 24 - March 2. For seven days, participating eateries will offer three-course prix fixe meals between $25 - $35 a person.
As couples, it’s easy to get caught up in the day-to-day craziness of life. There’s so much accountability, and too often when we think we’ve found some resemblance of balance among the madness, the universe has a funny way of reminding us that we live perpetually on shaky ground.
No matter how rocky life’s journey becomes, it’s important to maintain our vitality as partners so we don’t get trapped preserving the status quo. For my wife and I, we keep our relationship fresh by tapping into new experiences in Traverse City together – these can be as simple as planning out short day trips (some great ideas and itineraries can be found here), a wine tasting, or riding our bikes somewhere we hadn’t before.
While you won’t see many harvesters in the vineyards this time of year, the behind the scenes work taking place in the wineries is just as important. In the cold winter months after the fruit has been picked and the vines pruned, your soon to be luscious Pinots, Cabernets and Rieslings sit patiently in bottles, barrels of oak and stainless steel tanks. Winemaking is a not only a craft but a science.
Sure, it's cold. And yes, there's lots of snow. But here in northern Michigan, that's what is expected. And for most of us, it's actually exciting! Now we know some of you might think we're crazy, but aren't we all...just a little bit? Seriously...what do we love about January and February? Well, to
2019 is almost upon us, which means we’re starting to draw up our New Year’s resolutions. Rather than trying to commit to a crash diet or the dreadmill, take these classic resolutions and give them a Traverse City twist!
Big hills with all the thrills! Ski season is upon us at Shanty Creek Resorts in Bellaire. Here's a update on happenings and snow conditions from Chris Hale, Vice President of Sales & Marketing at the resort.