Welcome to Traverse City!

I'm excited to have you here enjoying our area! Please use my curated guide to for tips for 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 Story...

OUR NEARBY FAVORITES

Seasonally driven breakfast menu - Sugar 2 Salt

Food

The Towne Plaza

Breakfast & lunch restaurant
203 Cass St, Traverse City
Breakfast brunch. Sit outside and view downtown or inside

Barrio

Tacos & tequilas
305 W Front St, Traverse City

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!

Folgarelli’s

Gourmet sandwiches, Italian market & wine
424 W Front St, Traverse City
Local's tip: Great

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!

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, Great sushi and espresso martini!

The Burrow

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

Taproot Cider House

Mostly organic restaurant & tapped ciders
300 E. Front Street, Traverse City
Local's tip: Great food and excellent selection of tapped ciders

Fire Fly

American restaurant & bar
310 Cass St., Traverse City
My personal favorite place to eat and drink downtown!

Mama Lu’s

Great tacos and margaritas
149 E Front Street, Traverse City
The best mexican food. Must try street corn and nachos!
Craft Cocktails - Mammoth Distilling

Drink

H&L Social

Rooftop bar
263 W Grandview Pkwy, Traverse City
Great place for cocktails with the BEST views of Grand Traverse Bay

Rare Bird Brewpub

Local brewery & food
229 Lake Ave, Traverse City
Local's tip: Great beer & cocktails on draft. Try the pork belly nachos!

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 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

North Bar TC

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

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!

Bonobo Winery

Old Mission Peninsula Winery
12011 Center Rd, Traverse City

Kilkenny’s

Irish pub
400 W. Front Street, Traverse City
Local's tip: Great place to play pool & darts.

Lil Bo

Neighborhood bar & food
540 W Front St, Traverse City
Kitchen is open late. Lil Bo is a local bar and a fun atmosphere.
Scenic Drive - Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore

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)

Clinch Park

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

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.

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!

Grand Traverse Resort and Spa

100 Grand Traverse Resort Blvd

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

TART Trails

Network of multi-use trails
Grand Traverse & Leelanau counties

Incredible Mo’s

Bowling, escape rooms, laser tag, dining &
1355 Silver Lake Crossings Blvd, Grawn

Moomers

Homemade ice cream and farm
7263 N Long Lake Rd, Traverse City
Fresh produce & meats - Oryana

Shopping

Maxbauer Specialty Meat Market

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

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!

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.

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

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!

Cherry Republic

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

Edson Farms Natural Foods

Health Food Store
835 S Garfield Ave, Traverse City

Fresh Coast Market

Specialty food store, gourmet deli & coffee
7270 N Long Lake Rd, Traverse City

Francisco’s Market & Deli

Pizza, Sandwiches, Beer, Wine & Groceries
2770 Silver Lake Rd, Traverse City
Local's tip: Great pizza. The Breakfast Pizza is a local favorite!

Picnic

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

Services/Rentals

Brick Wheels

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

Leelanau Boat Co.

Boat rentals, service & storage
8585 E Bingham Rd, Traverse City
Local's tip: They have 2 NEW tritoons and a new pontoon for rent. They deliver!

JJ’s Just 1 More, Northern MI Tour

Transportation & tours
Norhtern MI

Stocked

Local grocery delivery service
Delivering Northern MI
Local's tip: Deliveres made into the rental & directly into the frigde before arrival

Green Mitt

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

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!

Alvina’s Canoe & Boat Rental

Canoe on Betsie River beginning at Green Lake
6470 S. Betsie River Rd., Interlochen
Distance: 14.5 Miles
Canoe on the beautiful Betsie River beginning at its source, Green Lake

Crystal River Outfitters

Kayak and bike rentals & sales
6249 W. River Road (M22), Glen Arbor

Riverside Canoe Trips

5042 N Scenic Hwy, Honor
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Enjoy!
~ Taylor