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TC Watersports is proud to partner with, and support, many of the local businesses that keep Traverse City on the map as the best small town in the Midwest. Take a look at the many "things to do" we have listed below, and let us help make your summer vacation something you will never forget.

Traverse City is located on the 45th parallel, in what is known as the cherry capital of the world. The area is becoming know as one of the most well rounded and respected vacation destinations in Northern Michigan, the Great Lakes Region, and the even the U.S., and has been named one of the nation’s “top emerging adventure towns,” one of the “top beach towns,” one of the “top 7 beer destinations in North America,” one of the “top 7 wine regions to watch,” one of the “top five foodie towns in the U.S.,” one of “America’s top ten tourist towns,” one of “the top 6 bicycle destinations in the country,” and home to one of “the top ten scenic coastal drives” and “the most beautiful place in America.”

You catch our drift - the Traverse City area is amazing!

It's also a perfect place for outdoor lovers to go for swimming, hiking, scenic drives, sunsets, and much more. It is northern Michigan’s hot spot for enjoying fantastic food, beverages, and local fare. Let's not forget the great downtown shopping district.



Grand Beach & Sugar Beach hotel

The Grand Beach and Sugar Beach Resort Hotel in Traverse City is nestled on beautiful East Grand Traverse Bay. Sitting on over 600 feet of sugar sand beach, perfect for enjoying water sports, building sand castles with the kids, and watching the most breathtaking sunsets. Make your next trip to Traverse City a beach vacation on Traverse City’s nicest stretch of beach at the Grand Beach and Sugar Beach Resort Hotels!

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Outdoor Activities


Bringing enjoyment to Northern Michigan since 1998, the Nauti-Cat is the largest commercial sailing catamaran on the Great Lakes. Sailing out of the West Bay Beach, a Holiday Inn Resort, from May-October we offer lots of comfortable space to relax, great music, live entertainment, and a bar equipped with local beers, wines and custom cocktails. Our daily trips include a morning Kids Cruise, Noon Cruise, Happy Hour Cruise, and Sunset Sails.

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North Peak

Join us for lunch or dinner and kick back in Traverse City’s landmark brew pub. We are the premier place for families, students, and friends to gather for great food. We have several different brews on tap daily and our award winning handcrafted beer is brewed on-site. Try our lager, stout, IPA or a seasonal tap.

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Breweries & Vineyards

Chateau Chantal

Think of it as your very own, perfectly charming winery and Old World Inn stocked with fine wine and staffed with attentive proprietors whose sole purpose is to provide a space or experience to meet your every need.

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Festivals & Events

National Cherry Festival

The Grand Traverse Region, known for its world-record tart cherry harvest, bursts with visitors each year during the National Cherry Festival, named one of USA Today's top ten annual festivals. Each day festival goers savor the flavor of cherries along with parades, family and kids events and entertainment.

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More Area Attractions

Sleeping Bear Sand Dunes National Lakeshore

Sunny beaches and sky-high dunes. Cool forests and inland lakes. Picturesque farmsteads and a historic maritime village. Sleeping Bear Dunes offers countless opportunities for discovery. So, come make lifelong memories, have fun, and perhaps develop a deep connection to this special place.

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Things to Do in Traverse City