Destination of the Month: Traverse City
Traverse City is a gorgeous and vibrant Northern Michigan town. Sitting on Lake Michigan and Grand Traverse Bay, Traverse City makes the perfect destination for a getaway any time of year, but it said to be exceptionally beautiful during the Spring and Fall. Grab your hiking boots and favorite wine glass. This month, Orlando Sanford International Airport is highlighting looking Traverse City, MI as our destination of the month.
1. Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore
Enjoy 33 miles of protected Lake Michigan shoreline, as well as North and South Manitou Islands. The park was established for its breathtaking natural features, including forests, beaches, dune formations, and ancient glacial phenomena. Lakeshore offers activities for all ages. Whether you’re interested in climbing the dunes or a hike through the Maple/Beech forest, we guarantee you’re in for a memorable experience.
2. Tour Wine Country
Traverse City may be the “Cherry Capital of the World,” but the same water-cradled slopes that make this a perfect place for fruit orchards are also producing some of the best wines in the country. Traverse City offers several vineyards and wineries- many in awe-inspiring hilltop settings that not only make them attractions but, the perfect backdrop for your next Instagram post.
3. The Village at Grand Traverse Commons
Once the Traverse City State Hospital and the Northern Michigan Asylum, these beautiful Victorian buildings are now a family destination for shopping, dining, and sightseeing. With pedestrian walkways and historic arboretum, the Village is a popular picnic site.
4. Traverse Tall Ship Company
You’re in for a sailing experience like no other on Grand Traverse Bay. Step into the “Golden Age of Sail” on the Manitou, a replica of a 19th-century cargo schooner. Whether you’re interested in a two-hour sail or a “floating bed and breakfast” experience, you will want to check out Traverse Tall Ship company during your visit. In the fall, you can enjoy 4-6-day cruises in the waters of Lake Michigan.
5. Lake Michigan Shipwrecks
The waters around Traverse City may not have colorful fish but they are filled with shipwrecks! Thanks to lake Michigan’s cold, freshwater, you can witness dozens of well-preserved wrecks during your visit to Traverse City. Some can be seen from land, but if you’re feeling adventurous, there are plenty of snorkeling companies that allow you to get up close and personal with wrecks.
Thinking about visiting Traverse City, MI? Don’t miss your chance. Book Allegiant from Orlando Sanford International Airport to Traverse City for as low as $69.