Stay near Michigan beaches and other things to do in Traverse City

Booking a room at the Country Inn & Suites puts you just a short drive from some of the best things to do in northern Michigan. From beaches and blue waters to live performances, Traverse City is home to top-rated entertainment for outdoor enthusiasts and arts aficionados alike. Spend the day shopping and indulging your inner foodie downtown just a few miles from the hotel, or drive about 25 minutes north to see the iconic Mission Point Lighthouse. You can discover your new favorite wine on the Old Mission Peninsula Wine Trail, which includes 10 wineries with a variety of vintages waiting to be sampled. If you're here in early July, don’t miss the world-renowned National Cherry Festival.

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Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore

23.52 mi / 37.84 km from the hotel
This national park allows you to trek through forests, abandoned meadows, and sand dunes. If you prefer the water, canoe on one of the lakes or visit the Manitou Islands for wildlife watching.

Great Lakes Children's Museum

3.28 mi / 5.28 km from the hotel
Though designed for children ages one through 10, the Great Lakes Children’s Museum can be enjoyed by people of all ages. It’s a treasury of hands-on fun with exhibits, programs, and special events.

Interlochen Center for the Arts

12.65 mi / 20.36 km from the hotel
The Interlochen Center for the Arts offers a variety of arts education programming, including summer camps, an arts boarding school, a public radio station, and 600-plus cultural events and shows annually.

Music House Museum

5.1 mi / 8.21 km from the hotel
More than 450,000 guests, including music lovers and history hobbyists alike, have toured the Music House Museum. This restored dairy barn and granary is now filled with music boxes, player pianos, and nickelodeons from the Golden Age of Music.

State Theatre

1.85 mi / 2.98 km from the hotel
This historic, renovated theater is home to the Traverse City Film Festival and community events. It also screens classics and kids' matinees. Discover why the MPAA rated State Theatre the #1 movie theater in the world.

The City Opera House

2.03 mi / 3.27 km from the hotel
Opened in 1892, the City Opera House hosts spectacular concerts, storytellers, and comedians. Sink into the plush red Victorian seating, and admire the elaborate fresco paintings and gold leaf accents before the show.

Traverse Tall Ship Company

3.26 mi / 5.25 km from the hotel
Cruise through the sparkling waters of Grand Traverse Bay on Tall Ship Manitou, a replica of an old-fashioned cargo schooner, or Sailing Yacht Scout, a fun and stylish vessel the whole family can enjoy.

True Blue Charters

3.82 mi / 6.16 km from the hotel
Join Captain Brian on this 31-foot vessel for a day of fun fishing, swapping stories, and seeing the sights of the lake.

Turtle Creek Casino

7.94 mi / 12.78 km from the hotel
Turtle Creek Casino is jam-packed with a variety of entertainment options, including slot machines, table games, and billiards. Once you’ve worked up an appetite, you can find a wealth of tasty options at the on-site restaurants.

Mission Point Lighthouse

16.74 mi / 26.94 km from the hotel
Make the climb to the lantern deck at this historical lighthouse, which sits at the very tip of Old Mission Point overlooking Grand Traverse Bay.

Old Mission Peninsula Wine Trail

11.68 mi / 18.8 km from the hotel
Comprising 10 scenic vineyards, this wine trail allows you to sip your way up the Old Mission peninsula.