The Area

If you live in the Grand Traverse region, you know it’s special. If you’ve never been here before, what are you waiting for? Traverse City has recently attracted a wide array of media attention for its wonderful mix of small town charm, natural resources, food culture and outdoor lifestyle, putting it quickly among the top vacation destinations in the United States.

Recent accolades include:

Strongest Town (March 2017)

Family Vacation Critic "10 Best Beaches for Families" (April 2016)

Midwest Living Magazine’s “Greatest Midwest Town” (March 2016) “America’s Best Small Towns” (January 2016)

CNN Money “America’s Best Beer Towns” (September 2015)

Pure “The 12 Cutest Small Towns in America” (July 2015)

Zagat “6 Hot U.S. Food Destinations to Visit This Summer” (July 2015)

Matador Network “20 Coolest Beach Towns in America” (June 2015)

Thrillist “14 Best Beach Towns in America” (May 2015)

Smithsonian Magazine “20 Best Small Towns” (April 2015)


Use your favorite travel website to book your trip, or find out lots more at:

Pure Michigan

Traverse City Tourism