Welcome to Traverse City and RC 24!

Thank you for connecting! As a 3rd generation TC native and RE/MAX Bayshore owner/broker, I'm excited to share my personally curated guide to our area and introduce you to my favorite local places to eat, drink, shop & experience. Enjoy! Bob Brick
Thursday, February 8, 2024
Conference Registration
11am - 6pm
Location: Tower Desk

kvCORE Tech Session
1pm - 4pm
Location: Governors' Hall E

Broker/Owner Council Meeting (Invitation Only)
1pm - 4pm
Location: Mackinac Room

Drop-off for Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals Silent Auction
1pm - 6pm
Location: Peninsula Room

Welcome Reception
430pm - 630pm
Location: Atrium Lobby

Broker/Owner Council Dinner (Invitation Only)
630pm - 9pm
Location: Michigan Ballroom

Friday, February 9, 2024

8am - 915am
Location: Governors' Hall CDEF

Drop-off for Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals Silent Auction
8am - 930am
Location: Peninsula Room

Conference Registration Open
8pm - 7pm
Location: Tower Desk

Opening General Session:
Connected Conversations Colette Carlson

930am - 1145am
Location: Governors' Hall AB

1145am - 1pm
Location: Governors' Hall CDEF

Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals Silent Auction
1145am - 530pm
Location: Tower Prefunction

Complimentary Professional Photos
1230pm - 430pm
Location: Michigan Ballroom Prefunction Area

Afternoon Keynote Speaker:
Extraordinary Success Principles Baris Kilicarslan
110pm - 225pm
Location: Michigan Ballroom

Afternoon Keynote Speaker:
The Art and Science of Adding Value Baris Kilicarslan
230pm - 4pm
Location: Michigan Ballroom

Cocktail Reception
4pm - 6pm
Location: Tower Ballroom & Prefunction

RE/MAX: Shaken, Not Stirred Fun Night Party
7pm - 12am
Location: Governors' Hall CDEF

Saturday, February 10, 2024

8am - 915am
Location: Governors' Hall CDEF

Conference Registration Open
8am - 4pm
Location: Tower Desk

Keynote Speaker:
The Intelligence of Fun Craig Zablocki

930am - 1130am
Location: Michigan Ballroom

1130am - 1245pm
Location: Governors' Hall CDEF

Free Time - On Your Own
1pm - 5pm

Cocktail Reception & Photographs
5pm - 545pm
Location: Governors' Prefunction Area

RE/MAX of Michigan Awards Gala
545pm - 10pm
Location: Governors' Hall

Post-Awards Celebration
10pm - 1230am
Location: Governors' Hall
Bob Brick

  • Realtor since 1973

  • Annually recognized by RE/MAX International as a "Top 1% of all Realtors in North America"

  • 3rd generation Traverse City native

  • Broker/Owner RE/MAX Bayshore

I'm a creative thinker, problem solver, and open minded communicator.  Treating all of my clients with honesty and integrity has been paramount to my success.



Seasonally driven breakfast menu - Sugar 2 Salt


Apache Trout Grill

Waterfront restaurant/bar
13671 S West Bayshore Dr, Traverse City
Local's tip: Enjoyable outdoor bayfront bar. Beautiful views of W. Grand Traverse Bay.


Fine dining restaurant
615 E Front St, Traverse City
WHY I RECOMMEND: Waterfront seating. Great cocktails and wonderful food.

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!

Cousin Jenny’s Cornish Pasties

Family restaurant
222 E State St, Traverse City
WHY I RECOMMEND: The Pasties are delicious!

Modes Bum Steer

125 E State St, Traverse City
WHY I RECOMMEND: Delicious steak downtown TC. Open late.


New American restaurant
128 E Front St, Traverse City
WHAT TO TRY: Their tomato soup is the best ever!

Red Ginger

Asian cuisine & sushi
237 E Front St, Traverse City
WHY I RECOMMEND: The Thai Curry is to die for! Don't miss the Dragon Wings!

The Burrow

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

The Omelette Shoppe

Breakfast & brunch restaurant
124 Cass St, Traverse City
WHY I RECOMMEND: Omelletes for every taste. Don't miss the Pecan Rolls!
Craft Cocktails - Mammoth Distilling


Bonobo Winery

Old Mission Peninsula Winery
12011 Center Rd, Traverse City
WHY I RECOMMEND: Great wine & small plates. The views are amazing!

Brys Estate

Old Mission Peninsula vineyard & winery
3309 Blue Water Rd, Traverse City

H&L Social

Rooftop bar
263 W Grandview Pkwy, Traverse City
WHY I RECOMMEND: Great place for cocktails with spectacular views of Grand Traverse Bay.

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!

Mundos 305

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

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.
Scenic Drive - Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore

Things to Do

Clinch Park

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

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. Don't miss the Pierce Stocking scenic drive!

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
WHY I RECOMMEND: One of the greatest trail systems in the US.

Veterans’ Memorial Park

Wide sandy beach, playground & sports courts
410 River St, Elk Rapids

Traverse Tall Ship Co.

Grand Traverse Bay & Lake Michigan Boat Tours
13258 S West Bay Shore Dr, Traverse City
WHY I RECOMMEND: The best way to see TC is from the bay!
Fresh produce & meats - Oryana


Bay Bread Co

Local artisan bakery
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!


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!


Specialty oils and vinegars
141 E Front St, Traverse City
WHAT TO TRY: Sample their spectacular vinegars and cooking oils.


Organic Grocery Store and Café
260 E. 10th Street, Traverse City
Local's tip: The place to shop for healthy foods in TC. Don't miss their cafe.


Gourmet market, sandwiches & ice cream
102 N Main Street, Leland
Local's tip: Their custom charcuterie boards are perfect for the beach, boat or hike!

The Candle Factory

Candles & home decor
301 W Grandview Parkway, Traverse City

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.
Bike & XC ski rentals, sales & service - Brick Wheels


Brick Wheels

Bike service, sales & rentals
736 E 8th St, Traverse City
WHAT I RECOMMEND: Rent a bike and take a ride on the TART Trails.

ELEV8 Climbing & Fitness

Climbing & fitness gym
777 Boyd Ave, Traverse City
WHY LOCAL'S LOVE IT: Great workouts. Fun for families!

Grand Traverse Bay YMCA (West)

Exercise facilities & indoor pool
3700 Silver Lake Rd, Traverse City
Downtown Traverse City

🍽 Dining
Most local options close by 9pm. Late night food options: Mode's Bum Steer, Lil Bo's
Tip: Make reservations for weekends and summer months as early as possible

🅿️ Parking 
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
Interested in owning in Northern MI?

Don't hesitate to text me with any questions

Want to talk real estate? Give me a call!

Enjoy your time in Traverse City!
~ Bob