Experience fun things to do in Traverse City

The Country Inn & Suites, Traverse City is just a short drive from 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 or touring the iconic Mission Point Lighthouse. Discover your new favorite wine on the Old Mission Peninsula Wine Trail, where you can sample a variety of wines from 10 wineries, and be sure to bring a few bottles back to your hotel room. 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 is the place 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 arts education programming that comprises 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 hosts the Traverse City Film Festival and community events, and 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
Now in its 125th year, 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 slot machines, table games, restaurants, and more.