Best Winter Vacation Destination
Livability.com added Traverse City to its list of “America’s 10 Hottest Cold Cities”. They cited our region as being one of the nation’s best winter vacation destinations. We embrace winter and offer skiing, snow boarding, snow showing, cross country skiing, fat tire biking and many other winter adventures.
National Geographic Says Traverse City is the Place for your "Best Summer Trip"
NationalGeographic.com named our city one of the best destinations for a Summer vacation! They raved about our “Third Coast” (the U.S. shores of the eight-state Great Lakes coastline), sandy beaches, historic lighthouses, rolling orchards, family-friendly festivals and more!
What Other Publications Are Saying About Traverse City
“Traverse City, Michigan, is an exploding food destination, with especially excellent farm-to-table cuisine.”
-USA Today, July 2013
“...The Cherry Capital...does a pretty good job with other foods, too...with plenty of award-winning restaurants, wineries, farmers markets...”
-Livability.com, April 2010
"What you're seeing is a renaissance, the rise of a gastronomic subculture that makes it a fascinating place to be."
-Celebrity chef Mario Batali
“Attention, traveling foodie: Something yummy is happening in the Traverse City area. Long a top Midwestern draw for its lakes, rivers, forests, and beaches...Traverse City is now home to an increasingly varied and sophisticated culinary culture with a strong emphasis on local ingredients.”
-The Huffington Post, April 2010
“If you're heading to Michigan's most food-focused city this summer, you're in for a treat. Whether your tastes run to beer and burgers or destination restaurants, you'll find hundreds of dining choices in Traverse City and the many smaller towns and villages nearby.”
-Detroit Free Press, June 2013
“Almost overnight, it seems, Traverse City has acquired a reputation as one of the country’s up-and-coming 'foodie towns.' Traverse City cuisine is an eclectic, relatively recent movement that borrows freely from other regional styles and relies heavily on imagination, boldness and spunk. But if it has one defining characteristic, that would be a generous use of fresh ingredients from nearby farms, forests, waters and orchards.”