Travel guide for Traverse City, MI. Find out how to get cheap hotel rates there

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Traverse City, Michigan Travel Guide

Located on Lake Michigan, Traverse City is the largest city in northern Michigan.  Miles of sugar sand coastline includes the Sleeping Bear Dunes National Shoreline with its mountains of sand.


Traverse City is a top tourist destination in the summers because of its beautiful beaches.  Favorite family friendly beaches include

Traverse City State Park Beach

Its shallow water is ideal for swimming.  Enjoy unrivaled views of Grand Traverse Bay.

Clinch Park Beach

A local favorite, it offers a snack bar, life guards,  family restrooms and a small water playground for children.  It’s only a block from downtown Traverse City, making for quick and easy trips for lunch and ice cream. 

Bryant Park Beach

Enjoy a beautiful view of West Grand Traverse Bay.  The beach has a picnic area, playground, charcoal grills and public restrooms.

North Bar Beach

A picturesque beach surrounded by little dunes.  Climb on top of the dunes to get a view of Lake Michigan.  It’s a great family beach with sand volleyball and ADA walkways.

Good Harbor Beach

CNN named it as one of the “10 Secret Beaches Worth Discovery.”  It’s only a short walk away from a small stream running from the woods into Lake Michigan and is perfect for little kids to play in.  Enjoy beautiful views of the Manitou Island.

Other Activities

There are cherry orchards, vineyards, wineries, and 17 championship golf courses, sailing, kayaking, paddleboarding, hiking, swimming, fishing are favorite warm weather activities.  Winter wlll bring in visitors who want to go skiing, snowboarding and snowmobiing.  

Hotel Deals

If you would like to visit Traverse City, then you should think about taking advantage of current sales.  Save up to 44% off regular rates on 3 and 4 Star hotels.  Here are some of the best bargains.

  • The Sylvan Inn       44% Discount
  • Comfort Inn Traverse City       39% Discount
  • Knights Inn Traverse City       35% Discount
  • M22 Inn Empire       32% Discount
  • Howard Johnson by Wyndham Traverse City      29% Discount
  • Grand Beach Resort Hotel      28% Discount
  • Quality Inn       26% Discount
  • Fountain Point Resort       24% Discount
  • Best Western Plus Traverse City       16% Discount
  • Traverse Bay Inn       15% Discount 
  • Cambria Hotel Traverse City       13% Discount
  • Grand Traverse Hotel       12% Discount
  • Leland Lodge       12% Discount
  • Hampton Inn Traverse City       11% Discount
  • GrandStay Hotel & Suites of Traverse City       10% Discount
  • Sugar Beach Resort Hotel       9% Discount