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Enjoy the Grand Traverse Area like a local!
Downtown Traverse City

🍽 Dining
Most local options close by 9pm. Late night food options: Mode's Bum Steer, Lil Bo's

🅿️ Parking (map)
Downtown and surrounding streets have metered parking and are strictly enforced (Mon-Sat 8am-6pm)
*FREE parking on Sundays, New Year’s Day, Memorial Day, 4th of July, Labor Day, Veterans Day, Thanksgiving Day, & Christmas Day

🚻 Public Restrooms (map)

🚲 TART Trails (maps)
A network of multi-use trails in Grand Traverse and Leelanau counties as well as a cross-town bike route

⛱️ Clinch Park
Metered parking
Splash Pad turns off at 6pm

🚗 Transportation
Traverse City has both Lyft and Uber as well as various local taxi companies

My Favorites

Brunch - Sugar 2 Salt

Food

The Towne Plaza

Breakfast & lunch restaurant
203 Cass St, Traverse City
Local's tip: Try the blueberry pancakes!

Sugar 2 Salt

Breakfast & brunch restaurant
1371 Gray Dr, Traverse City
Local's tip: No reservations. Totally worth the wait! Grab some English Muffins to go!

The Chef’s In

Deli sandwiches, salad bar & soups
519 W Front St, Traverse City
Local's tip: They're almost always busy, so call ahead. Click image icon for menu slips

Charles and Reid Detroit Pizza

Pizza, salads & sandwiches. Beer & wine to go
113 E. State Street, Traverse City
Local's tip: They have a great $7 beer & slice Lunch Special!

Barrio

Tacos & tequilas
305 W Front St, Traverse City

The Burrow

California-inspired restaurant
12930 S W Bayshore Dr, Traverse City

Nittolo’s

Brick-oven pizzas & authentic Italian
104 Main Street, Lake Leelanau
Local's tip: For a next-level dining experience, ask to meet Eric!

Hopscotch Brick Oven & Taproom

Pizza, smoked meats, beer, wine & whiskey
2032 N US Highway 31 N, Traverse City
Craft Cocktails - Mammoth Distilling

Drink

Higher Grounds Trading Co.

806 Red Dr, Traverse City
Local's tip: Comfortable outdoor patio to enjoy coffee all year long

Mundos 305

Coffee bar
305 W Front St, Traverse City
Local's tip: Try the Cheddar Lime Hash Burrito!

Bonobo Winery

Old Mission Peninsula Winery
12011 Center Rd, Traverse City

Left Foot Charley

Urban winery & tasting room
806 Red Dr Suite #100, Traverse City
Local's tip: Great patio. Try the Cinnamon Girl cider. Delish!

Brengman Brothers

Leelanau Peninsula Winery
9720 S Center Hwy, Traverse City
Local's tip: The menu provides the Chef's suggested wine pairing with each food item!

Silver Spruce Brewing Company

Local brewery with food truck on-site
439 E Eighth Street, Traverse City
Distance: 0.3 miles
Local's tip: Comfortable place to hang out. Great beer!

Mammoth Distilling

Craft cocktails lounge
221 Garland St, Traverse City
Local's tip: Great live music most Wed-Sat. Bring in food from Archie's at The Workshop

The Pub

Downtown Gastropub
160 E Front St, Traverse City

North Bar TC

TC’s only year round rooftop lounge
160 E Front St, Traverse City
Local's tip: Great place to watch sports

The Parlor

Craft cocktails, wine, MI beers & food
205 Lake Ave., Traverse City
Locals Tip: TC's best Happy Hour. 1/2 OFF Cocktails 4-6pm. Live music Thurs, Fri, Sat
Boat Tours - Discovery Cruises

Things to Do

Sara Hardy Farmers Market

Local produce, baked goods, flowers & more
Parking Lot B, Corner of E Grandview Pkwy @ Cass St, Traverse City
Local's tip: Open Saturdays 730am-12pm(May-Oct) & Wednesdays 8am-12pm(June-Oct)

Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore

Beaches, hiking & dunes along Lake Michigan
6748 S Dune Hwy, Glen Arbor
Local's tip: Dunes get hot. Morning climbs in Summer are best. Take the scenic drive!

Clinch Park

Beach, splash pad, restrooms, cafe & more
161 E Grandview Pkwy, Traverse City
Local's Tip: Great place to enjoy a beautiful sunrise

Discovery Cruises

Boat tours
13170 S W Bayshore Dr, Traverse City
WHY WE RECOMMEND: Happy Hour on the Water!!!

Aussie Watersports

Boat, Jet Ski, Kayak & More - Rental &
6214 E Traverse Hwy. (M-72 West) Traverse City
Multiple locations on Lake Michigan. Rentals can be delivered to you!

State Theatre and Bijou by the Bay

Local downtown movie theaters
Downtown Traverse City
Local's tip: Saturday 10am Kids’ Matinees(State Theatre). All tickets only $1!!!

TART Trails

Network of multi-use trails
Grand Traverse & Leelanau counties

The Village at Grand Traverse Commons

Shopping, dining, tours & more
1200 W Eleventh St, Traverse City
Local's tip: Don't miss the tunnel tours.

Elmbrook Golf Course

Mature Par 72 Golf Course with great views
1750 Townline Rd. Traverse City

Shopping

Bay Bread Co

Artisan breads, cinnamon rolls, cookies &
601 Randolph St, Traverse City
Local's tip: If you like cheese, try the Cheddar Cheese & Onion Loaf!

Burritt’s Fresh Markets

Specialty Grocery & Meat Market
509 W Front St, Traverse City
Local's tip: Fresh seafood and great brats for the grill

Cherry Republic

Cherry products & gifts
154 E Front St, Traverse City
Local's tip: Make sure to sample the cherry salsa and BBQ sauces!

Folgarelli’s

Gourmet sandwiches, Italian market & wine
424 W Front St, Traverse City
Local's tip: Grab their pasta, sauce, meatballs & focaccia for a quick authentic meal!

Fustini’s

Specialty oils and vinegars
141 E Front St, Traverse City

Nolan’s Tobacco & Cocktail Bar

Cigars & Cocktail Bar
336 E Front St, Traverse City
Local's tip: They have a shaded outdoor patio for enjoying cigars & drinks

Oryana

Organic Grocery Store and Café
260 E. 10th Street, Traverse City
Local's tip: The $5 Roasted Chickens on Wednesdays are the best in TC! Get them early!

Potter’s Bakery

Fresh made baked goods
908 E 8th St, Traverse City
Local's tip: The place for donuts in TC

The Candle Factory

Candles & home decor
301 W Grandview Parkway, Traverse City

Downtown Leland & Fishtown

A fun downtown and active fishing village full of great shops
Leland, MI
Downtown Traverse City

🍽 Dining
Most local options close by 9pm. Late night food options: Mode's Bum Steer, Lil Bo's

🅿️ Parking (map)
Downtown and surrounding streets have metered parking and are strictly enforced (Mon-Sat 8am-6pm)
*FREE parking on Sundays, New Year’s Day, Memorial Day, 4th of July, Labor Day, Veterans Day, Thanksgiving Day, & Christmas Day

🚻 Public Restrooms (map)

🚲 TART Trails (maps)
A network of multi-use trails in Grand Traverse and Leelanau counties as well as a cross-town bike route

⛱️ Clinch Park
Metered parking
Splash Pad turns off at 6pm

🚗 Transportation
Traverse City has both Lyft and Uber as well as various local taxi companies

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