3 days in Traverse City Itinerary

3 days in Traverse City Itinerary

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Traverse City
— 2 nights

Traverse City

Traverse City might be well known for its huge cherry industry, but its position along Grand Traverse Bay in Lake Michigan endows it with fine scenery and a wealth of outdoor attractions.
Change things up with these side-trips from Traverse City: Avalanche Bay Indoor Waterpark (in Boyne Falls) and Empire (Pierce Stocking Scenic Drive & Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore). Next up on the itinerary: buy something for everyone on your list at The Village at Grand Traverse Commons, take a stroll through Front Street, indulge your senses at some of the top wineries in the area, and visit a coastal fixture at Old Mission Lighthouse.

To see reviews, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Traverse City trip website .

Expect a daytime high around 28°F in January, and nighttime lows around 17°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Traverse City

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Side Trips

Empire, Avalanche Bay Indoor Waterpark
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