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One of the best things about Traverse City and its surrounding areas is the extensive range of options of places to visit, places to eat, places to hike, bike, play, stay… you get the idea. But with so many options available, and only limited time to explore, it’s sometimes difficult to make a choice. Don’t worry, though, we’ve got you covered.

Our Field Guides bring you the best that northern Michigan has to offer. From popular spots to hidden gems, we’ll be rolling out a series of dynamic publications that will take the guesswork out of planning a Traverse City family vacation, a date night out with your spouse, a vineyard tour, or a beach day with your kids, to name just a few examples. Check back often as we will frequently be releasing new Field Guides as they are completed.


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  • Traverse City Breweries Untapped

    If you like beer then you’ll love Traverse City, which is home to some of the top breweries in the country. From IPAs to amber ales, stouts to sours, Traverse City’s breweries produce a wide range of award-winning beer.

  • 72 Hours of Fun and Adventure in the U.P.

    There is endless beauty, fun and adventure to explore in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula. In this guide we help you prioritize what to do during a three day visit to the Upper Peninsula.

  • Fresh & Fun: Our Favorite Restaurants in Traverse City

    Traverse City is becoming known as one of the country’s top “foodie” destinations. That’s a well deserved distinction as there are many amazing restaurants here and in this guide we’ll help you discover them.

  • Traverse City Wineries and Vineyards Uncorked

    Traverse City is an ideal place to grow grapes and make great wine. The wine produced by the region’s 40+ wineries is increasingly world-class, and many of the wine tasting rooms boast some of the most amazing views you’ll ever see.

  • 48 Hours of Family Fun in Traverse City

    This guide lays out a detailed plan for a summer weekend of family fun in Traverse City. Find out where to eat, where to visit and where to play during your family vacation.

  • Winter Fun in Northern Michigan
    Living in Northern Michigan means embracing the winter wonderland this area becomes. From downhill skiing to fat tire biking, find out what outdoor activities you should take advantage of during the snowy season.