Combining breathtaking attractions with a rich blend of adventure and relaxation Traverse City is true North!

Traverse City is often voted as one of America’s most charming small towns, and with stunning vistas, delicious wines and it’s very own National Park it’s not really a surprise.

Take time to explore the incredible scenery at the Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore. Bike, paddle or hike your way to see the beautiful cherry blossoms. Take a wine or beer tour around the city and be sure to save time for unique dining and shopping experiences found throughout the region.

Situated on the same 45th parallel as the renowned wine regions of France and Italy, Traverse City is an ideal – and beautiful – place to grow wine grapes, so why not pay a visit to one or two of the 40+ wineries in the Traverse City region.

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Activities

Shopping

From the gigantic Mall of America – the largest shopping and entertainment centre in the US – to the stores on Chicago’s tree-lined Magnificent Mile, from outlet centres with terrific prices to hip shops with unique clothes, the Great Lakes states are a paradise for shoppers.

Trip Ideas

The Great Lakes region offers a great selection of trip ideas. You can preplan your routes, have a a look at our suggested itineraries, or be spontaneous and free and just jump into the car and venture out to – a winery, a sandy beach, a cosy bed and breakfast, a secluded trail – the choice is yours.

Events

Festival time in the Great Lakes states means decision time for visitors – because there are so many to choose from.

Attractions

Soaring skyscrapers and roaring motorbikes, the US’s largest shopping and entertainment centre and the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum, the home of Abraham Lincoln, America’s most-famous president, and the music of Motown – they’re just some of the great attractions the Great Lakes states have to offer.

Golf

Whether you are planning a golf trip to an isolated gem in the wilderness or just want a quality round while traveling on a business trip then the Great Lakes has them all.

Outdoors

Fancy a wander through some terrific scenery in Illinois? Then, head for the Starved Rock State Park in Utica, which overlooks the Illinois River and has rushing waterfalls, towering trees and awe-inspiring canyons. Two million visitors a year explore its scenic trails and enjoy the panoramic views from tall bluffs.