Welcome to Traverse City!

I'm excited to have you here enjoying our area! Please use my curated guide for tips to have a more enjoyable visit and to discover my favorite local places to eat, drink, shop & experience. Enjoy!
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 NEARBY FAVORITES

Waygu Beef - The Boathouse Restaurant

Food

The Burrow

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

Barrio

Tacos & tequilas
305 W Front St, Traverse City

Red Ginger

Asian cuisine & sushi
237 E Front St, Traverse City
Local's tip: Elegant/casual dining room dress code. Casual attire accepted in the bar

The Little Fleet

Open air bar & food trucks
448 E Front St, Traverse City
Local's tip: Don't miss Happy's Tacos located inside. Delicious! Try a burrito!

Dairy Lodge

Local ice cream shop
405 N Division St, Traverse City
Local's tip: Cash only. Open late during Summer

Lil Bo

Classic neighborhood bar
540 W Front St Traverse City
Local's tip: Kitchen is open late! Try the Bigger Than Your Face Pretzel

The Filling Station Microbrewery

Stove oven pizza & craft beer
642 Railroad Place, Traverse City
Local's tip: If you like spicy, try the Firebox!

Boathouse Restaurant

Eurocentric "farm to table" restaurant
14039 Peninsula Dr, Traverse City
Local's tip: Burger + glass of cabernet for only $18 on Wednesdays in the lounge

Randy’s Diner

Casual fixture neighborhood diner.
1120 Carver St, Traverse City

Chubby Unicorn

Local, rotating grilled sandwiches food truck
Traverse City, MI, United States, 49686
Distance: Typically, at TC Whiskey Company but be sure to check out their Facebook page for menu and where they will be located on that given day!
Check out their Facebook page for their amazing menu/location! One of THE BEST sandwiches!
Craft Cocktails - Mammoth Distilling

Drink

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

The Pub

Downtown Gastropub
160 E Front St, Traverse City
Local's tip: Hot new Downtown Bar. Country Music Night every Wednesday.

North Bar TC

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

Silver Spruce Brewing Company

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

Brew

Coffeehouse, cafe, cocktails & live music
108 E Front St, Traverse City
Distance: 2.7 miles from our home

Jacob’s Farm

Family fun
7100 East Traverse Highway, Traverse City

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

Right Brain Brewery

Local craft brewery
225 E Sixteenth St, Traverse City

Traverse City Whiskey Co.

Craft Cocktails and Stillhouse
201 E 14th St Traverse City

Mari Vineyards

Old Mission Peninsula winery & tasting room
8175 Center Rd., Traverse City
Scenic Drive - Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore

Things to Do

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

Jacob’s Farm

Farm and Corn Maze, Pizza and Drinks
7100 East Traverse Hwy, (M-72 West) Traverse City

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)

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

Mt. Holiday

Ski & snowboarding, tubing, ziplines & bar
3100 Holiday Road Traverse City

Kayak, Bike & Brew

A pedal & paddle brewery tour
708 Boon St., Traverse City

Nauti-Cat Cruises

Largest commercial catamaran sailing the Great Lakes
615 E Front, Traverse City

Pirate’s Cove Adventure Golf

Adventure Golf, Go-Carts, Bummer Boats & Game Room
1710 N US Highway 31 N, Traverse City
Restaurants and Local Shops - The Village at the

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 salsas and BBQ sauces!

Maxbauer Specialty Meat Market

Meat shop, specialty groceries, beer & wine
407 S Union St, Traverse City
Local's tip: Great local butcher producint high-qulity meats for the grill. Try their bacon jerky!

Oryana West

Community owned grocery store & coffee bar
3587 Marketplace Circle, Traverse City

Potter’s Bakery

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

Tom’s Food Markets

Local grocery store
738 Munson Ave, Traverse City

Downtown Leland & Fishtown

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

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.

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

Services/Rentals

Brick Wheels

Bike service, sales & rentals
736 E 8th St, Traverse City

Stocked

Local grocery delivery service
Delivering Northern MI
Local's tip: Deliveres before arrival or while you're out! Ideal for rentals, homes & boats. Items neatly placed in the kitchen and directly into the frigde!

Green Mitt

A luxury, eco-friendly auto spa
1840 N US 31, Traverse City
Local's tip: The BEST free vacuums ever!

ELEV8 Climbing & Fitness

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