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We all have a bucket list for activities and events we want to enjoy whenever we take a summer vacation. Having this mental list is a great way to help you figure out the perfect summer destination. If your list includes stunning scenery, unique shops and restaurants, gorgeous beaches, and all kinds of excitement you will want to spend your summer getaway to Traverse City, MI. Our Michigan home has plenty for you to enjoy during a summer trip. Take a look at what you can plan for when you spend summer in Traverse City:

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Planning a Summer Getaway to Traverse City, MI

One of the lesser known facts for those who have yet to visit Traverse City is that we have our own wine country. The area surrounding Traverse City features a special wine country where you will find plenty of wineries and tasting rooms to try out. The climate allows the region to grow special grapes that add a fruitier flavor to our offerings. Trying out more than one winery can be difficult, especially when you have to drive. Let someone else do the driving for you when you book a winery tour. Companies including Brew Bus will take you around to four wineries so you can enjoy a tasting flight without worrying about getting back to your vacation rental. Transportation is typically included along with snacks or flights at each stop. Make sure to pick up a bottle or two of your favorite wine to have back at your vacation rental! These shuttle tours can sell out so make sure to book in advance.

Take a Haunted Ghost Tour

Like many cities in the Midwest Traverse City has a rich and long history in the area. If you are in the mood to learn about the darker side of Traverse City book a walking ghost tour with Haunted Traverse. This local guide company will bring the ghosts of Traverse City to life with their engaging tour that takes you around Downtown Traverse City. These walking tours are approximately an hour and a half in length and will give you an in depth look into the reported hauntings of older buildings. Whether you believe the stories or not you will find a fun and exciting way to learn about the history of Traverse City that only Haunted Traverse can provide; don’t forget your walking shoes!

Check Out Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore

If you want to check off another national park on your travel itinerary, make sure you visit Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore. This nearby park offers an area of pure bliss and tranquility. Sleeping Bear Dunes is especially known for its scalable dunes that are nearby the lake beaches. You will not find a more serene location in the area that is relaxing to visit. The park is Northwest of Traverse City making it easy to get to from our vacation rentals. You can explore the hiking trails to see the scenery or relax on the beaches that include Platte River Point. Sleeping Bear Dunes is one of the most picturesque national parks so make sure you do not miss on the opportunity to see it in person.

Enjoy a Round of Golf

The warm summer weather is the perfect opportunity to enjoy some golf while visiting Traverse City. You will find several different golf courses in the area each with their own draw. Local clubs include Crystal Mountain, Traverse Resort, and A-Ga-Ming Golf Resort. Visitors will be able to reserve their time on the green to ensure a great outing. Check out the onsite shops in case you did not bring your own golf clubs with you.

Enjoy the Beaches

The beaches found at Sleeping Bear Dunes are not the only ones here in Northern Michigan. You will be able to find closer beaches by Traverse City that offer a perfect time by the water. Enjoy views of the bay as you walk the local beaches under the sunshine. The freshwater of the lake offers a clean and beautiful view while you get to avoid any seawater critters like jellyfish or sharks in the water. The beaches offer plenty of sand so the kids can enjoy making sandcastles or splashing around in the water. Grab a kayak from a local shop and explore the coastline until your heart is content. There are even dog-friendly beaches too so make sure to check out the beach that fits your needs!

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Traverse City is Waiting This Summer

There is no bad way to enjoy your summer vacation in Traverse City, but these ideas are sure to help. Get ready for your upcoming trip by reserving one of our luxury vacation rentals in Traverse City. You will not find a better lodging here in Traverse City. Contact us to book your stay today.