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Festivals, Attractions and Recreation in Traverse City

No matter what you love to do, Traverse City is sure to sate your desire. From our world-famous Traverse City Cherry Festival, fantastic wine tours, and even a proximity to the Michigan ski resort of your dreams, there's never a lack of fun things to do for everyone.

Traverse City Attractions Featuring Wine Tours

Beach Bums Professional Baseball

Catch a Frontier League Baseball game as the  Traverse City Beach Bums crack the bat at the newest frontier league park in the nation.

Beaver Island Boat Company

The whole family will love taking ferry trips from Charlevoix to Beaver Island, known well as "America's Emerald Isle." Ferry rides from the Beaver Island Boat Company happen daily from June 1 to September 1.

Cherry Bowl Drive-In Theatre

At the Cherry Bowl Drive-In Theatre, enjoy homemade picnic dinners from The Cherry Bowl Diner, pick up memorabilia from Cherry Bowl Gifts and Goodies, watch the kids play in the playground and catch a great family-friendly newly released double feature every summer night in June, July and August at this 56-year-old landmark; one of the last drive-ins in the country. 

Cherry Republic

Get every cherry in every way imaginable at Cherry Republic. From cherry wine and sodas to fresh-baked cherry pies, cherry ice cream, cherry chicken salad, and the award-winning cherry chili. Walk off the deliciousness on Cherry Republic's two miles of perennial gardens connecting all the buildings.

Grand Traverse Commons

Traverse City is honored and pleased to be home to the country's largest historic preservation and adaptive reuse development. What does that mean? The beautiful buildings and grounds that once brought respite to the mentally ill have been transformed to majestic historical buildings and idyllic grounds...with dining, shopping, events, attractions and recreational activities designed to satisfy everyone's idea of a good day.

Traverse City Area Wine Tours

Traverse City is wine country! Take your pick of pinots, chardonnays, reislings, tours, and even peninsulas! Be sure to visit: Bel Lago Vineyards and Winery; Black Star Farms; Boskydel Vineyards; Bowers Harbor Vineyards; Brys Estate Vineyard & Winery; Chateau Chantal; Chateau de LeelanauChateau Fontaine and Chateau Grande Traverse; Left Foot CharleyPeninsula Cellars; 45 NorthCicconi Vineyards.  Check out more on all the wineries at Leelanau Peninsula Vintner's Association or Wineries of Old Mission Peninsula.

Want to do wine tasting?  The Cherry Tree staff can either give you a map at check-in and help you through a self-guided tour or they can schedule a wine tour shuttle with Dan's Airport Transportation, the Cherry Tree's preferred wine tour shuttle operator.  If you have any questions, feel free to call the helpful Cherry Tree staff.

Winter Fun

Don't miss out on the winter fun in Traverse City. Visit a Michigan ski resort, like Shanty Creek Resorts, Mount Holiday, Hickory Hills, and Crystal Mountain Resort.

National Cherry Festival

Take time to participate in the National Cherry Festival. This eight-day celebration features an air show with the U.S. Navy Blue Angles, arts and crafts, food and drink, parades, contests and live music.