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Traverse City— 2 nights
Cherry Capital of the World
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.Get a sense of the local culture at Leelanau Cellars Taste Room and Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore. Get in touch with nature at Crystal Mountain and Boyne Highlands. Take a break from Traverse City with a short trip to Blustone Vineyards in Lake Leelanau, about 32 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: see the interesting displays at Music House Museum and learn about winemaking at Left Foot Charley.
To find photos, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Traverse City online sightseeing planner .
In December, daytime highs in Traverse City are 33°F, while nighttime lows are 22°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Sun) to allow time to travel back home.
Things to do in Traverse City
Crystal Mountain, Leelanau Wine Cellars, Blustone Vineyards, Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore, Boyne Highlands
Find places to stay Dec 29 — 31:
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