Traverse City is a town in Michigan cradled between East Grand Traverse Bay and West Grand Traverse Bay. Freshwater beaches and a majestic landscape have enticed many visitors from around the world to spend vacations here. Consider these suggestions for where to stay and things to do while you're there.

Top vacation rentals in Traverse City

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Lakeview Condo in Downtown, walk to your favorite downtown attractions, wifi
6 guests · 3 bedrooms · 2 baths
Kitchen / Kitchenette · Air conditioner · Internet / Wifi

Looking for a Apartment in Traverse City, this Apartment for $283 per night for your business stay, family stay, couples stay, getaway vacation, on your next trip.

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4.8
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Downtown TVC Condo, Walk Everywhere, Comfortable, Great Launching Pad To See TC
6 guests · 2 bedrooms · 2 baths
Garden · Kitchen / Kitchenette · Air conditioner

This inviting Apartment in Traverse City can fit your needs for many types of vacations, at $389 per night.

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Excellent(1,084 Reviews)
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Country Inn & Suites by Radisson, Traverse City, MI
Pool · Kitchen / Kitchenette · Air conditioner

Looking for a memorable stay in Traverse City? Our Hotel might just be what you're looking for. Enjoy amenities including Air conditioner, Internet / Wifi and Balcony / Patio, and more during your stay.

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Excellent(213 Reviews)
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Comfort Inn Traverse City
Pool · Pets allowed · Kitchen / Kitchenette

Experience the best of Traverse City with this Inn available for $68. This property is equipped with amenities including Internet / Wifi, Laundry and Pets allowed, and more.

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Vacation rentals with a kitchen in Traverse City

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5.0
Outstanding(160 Reviews)
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Historic Hearth · Newly Redesigned Condo in Historic Building
2 guests · 1 bedroom · 1 bath
Pool · Kitchen / Kitchenette · Air conditioner

Enjoy the best of Traverse City in our Apartment, Historic Hearth · Newly Redesigned Condo in Historic Building. A stunning property with amenities including Air conditioner, Internet / Wifi and Laundry, and more.

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4.1
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Best Western Plus Traverse City
Pool · Pets allowed · Kitchen / Kitchenette

Looking for a Hotel in Traverse City, this Hotel for $68 per night for your business stay, family stay, couples stay, getaway vacation, on your next trip.

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4.5
Excellent(212 Reviews)
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Cambria Hotel Traverse City
Pool · Kitchen / Kitchenette · Air conditioner

This Hotel for $68 in Traverse City, is perfect for your next (business stay, family stay, couples stay, getaway vacation, etc.)

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Howard Johnson by Wyndham Traverse City
Pool · Kitchen / Kitchenette · Air conditioner

Business stays, family stays, couples stay, getaway vacation, and rental in Traverse City at Howard Johnson by Wyndham Traverse City for $68 for your next trip.

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Traverse City travel guide

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Frequently asked questions

What is the price range for rentals in Traverse City?

Vacation rentals in Traverse City have a price range between $39-$3,520. The average price for rentals in Traverse City is $200 per night.

What do I need to know before visiting Traverse City, MI?

Before visiting Traverse City, MI, it is important to know that it is known for its cherry production and wine-making, and is home to several beaches, and waterfront restaurants. Here are a few things to note before visiting Traverse City:

  • The weather is mild in the summer, and can get cold in the winter
  • There are many outdoor and water activities available
  • The downtown area is filled with shops, restaurants, and brewpubs

What are the top things to do in Traverse City, MI?

Traverse City, Michigan is a great destination for anyone looking to explore the great outdoors. Here are some of the top things to do in the area:

  • Visit Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore
  • Explore the area's wineries and breweries
  • Go kayaking, canoeing, or fishing on the lake
  • Take a tour of the Grand Traverse Lighthouse

No matter what your interests are, Traverse City has something for everyone to enjoy!

Where is Traverse City, MI?

Traverse City, MI is a city in the northern part of Michigan's Lower Peninsula. It is known for its cherry production, as well as its many wineries, breweries, and outdoor activities. Traverse City is located on the shores of Grand Traverse Bay, a part of Lake Michigan.

What are the popular shopping destinations in Traverse City, MI?

Popular shopping destinations in Traverse City, MI include:

  • The Village at Grand Traverse Commons
  • Front Street
  • The Bayshore Mall

The Village at Grand Traverse Commons is a shopping and dining experience with over 100 stores, restaurants, and galleries. Front Street is a vibrant downtown area with unique shops, cafes, and galleries. The Bayshore Mall is a large shopping center with over 40 stores and restaurants.

Is Traverse City, MI safe to travel to?

Traverse City, MI is a safe place to travel to. Here are a few reasons why:

  • Low crime rate
  • Friendly people
  • Beautiful landscape

Overall, Traverse City, MI is a great place to visit and explore!

What is the culture like in Traverse City, MI?

Traverse City, Michigan is known for its laid-back, outdoorsy vibe and for its thriving local food and wine scenes. The culture of the city is reflective of these aspects, with a focus on the outdoors, small businesses, and local food. Here are five key aspects of the culture in Traverse City:

  • Outdoor Recreation: There are plenty of outdoor activities available, from kayaking and fishing in Grand Traverse Bay to biking and hiking in the nearby Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore.
  • Local Food: Traverse City is known for its locally-sourced, farm-to-table cuisine.
  • Local Wine: The local wine scene has become increasingly popular in recent years, with dozens of wineries in the area.
  • Local Businesses: Shopping local is a big part of the culture in Traverse City, with small businesses and boutiques scattered throughout the city.
  • Arts and Culture: Traverse City is also home to numerous museums, galleries, and theaters, offering a variety of cultural experiences.

Where can I find affordable accommodation in Traverse City, MI?

For affordable accommodations in Traverse City, MI, try the following options:

  • Rosebud Inn - Offers cozy rooms for a reasonable price in a convenient location.
  • Traverse City Beach Resort - Located along the beach and offers great views of the bay.
  • Econo Lodge - A budget-friendly choice that also has an indoor pool.
  • Park Place Hotel - A great choice for business travelers looking for a comfortable stay.

How can I get around in Traverse City, MI?

  • Traverse City offers a variety of transportation options, including public transit, biking, walking, and ride-sharing.
  • Public transit is operated by Bay Area Transportation Authority (BATA), offering buses that can take you around the city.
  • Biking is a great way to explore Traverse City; the city has plenty of bike lanes and trails to choose from.
  • You can also choose to walk or take a ride-sharing service to get around the city.

What are the must-visit tourist attractions in Traverse City, MI?

Traverse City, MI is a great destination for tourists, with plenty of attractions to explore. Here are four of the must-visit tourist attractions in Traverse City:

  • The Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore
  • The Grand Traverse Lighthouse Museum
  • The Traverse City State Park
  • The Village at Grand Traverse Commons

Visitors can enjoy the stunning views of the Sleeping Bear Dunes, explore the history of the Grand Traverse Lighthouse, take in the beauty of the Traverse City State Park, and explore the unique shops and restaurants at the Village at Grand Traverse Commons. Traverse City has something for everyone to enjoy!

About Traverse City

Traverse City offers outdoor recreation and adventure for outdoor enthusiasts. It also provides cultural and social attractions for entertainment.
  • Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore: This magnificent park is full of natural beauty and wilderness to explore. Trek the trails on foot or bike. Hike up Dune Climbs or take a scenic drive. Be sure to catch the views at Pyramid Point overlook.
  • Glen Lake: Little and Big Glen Lake are popular areas for lake lodging with beautiful views of Sleeping Bear Dunes. In warm weather, visitors fish from Narrows Bridge or go boating. In winter, you can ice fish or hike across a frozen Little Glen.
  • Downtown: Head downtown to shop in local boutiques and galleries. Grab a bite to eat and relax with a glass of wine.

What are the most popular vacation rental amenities in Traverse City?

  • Kitchen / Kitchenette
  • Internet / Wifi
  • Air conditioner

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