The Bandersnatch Guidebook Extraordinaire

Noelle
The Bandersnatch Guidebook Extraordinaire

Rainy Day

Need somewhere interesting to take the little ones on a rainy day? Or enjoy it without small people ...it is simply a really cool spot!
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GT Butterfly House & Bug Zoo
8840 M-72
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Need somewhere interesting to take the little ones on a rainy day? Or enjoy it without small people ...it is simply a really cool spot!
Fun for the small people in your life! I had many a fun rainy day here as a child.
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Great Lakes Children's Museum
13240 S W Bay Shore Dr
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Fun for the small people in your life! I had many a fun rainy day here as a child.
Don't let rain stop you from having a fun day, go bowling! Lucky Jack's also has modern arcade games, laser tag and bumper cars.
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Lucky Jack's Bowling Center
1705 S Garfield Ave
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Don't let rain stop you from having a fun day, go bowling! Lucky Jack's also has modern arcade games, laser tag and bumper cars.

Sightseeing

If you're planning on site seeing at all, Sleeping Bear Dunes is the very top of the must see list. Breathtaking views of natural phenomenon. Feeling strong? Run down the dunes and enjoy the rigorous climb back up, and let me know if you beat my 25 minute record!
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Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore
9922 W Front St
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If you're planning on site seeing at all, Sleeping Bear Dunes is the very top of the must see list. Breathtaking views of natural phenomenon. Feeling strong? Run down the dunes and enjoy the rigorous climb back up, and let me know if you beat my 25 minute record!
After you have climbed back up the dunes, take a detour on the way home to grab a pretzel bread sandwich at the Cheese Shanty in Fishtown. Then swing next door to the candy shop and load up on all your childhood favorites. There are many unique little shops on this waterfront town, as well as pretty sites.
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Fishtown
203 W River St
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After you have climbed back up the dunes, take a detour on the way home to grab a pretzel bread sandwich at the Cheese Shanty in Fishtown. Then swing next door to the candy shop and load up on all your childhood favorites. There are many unique little shops on this waterfront town, as well as pretty sites.
Alpaca! You can book a tour through the alpaca herd and get to pet some alpaca. They also have a shop with many alpaca fleece products to pick from.
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Cotton Creek Farms
11885 Jewell Rd
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Alpaca! You can book a tour through the alpaca herd and get to pet some alpaca. They also have a shop with many alpaca fleece products to pick from.
Hike, eat, do a photo shoot, or go on a ghost tour...there's something for everyone at our historic State Hospital!
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Traverse City State Hospital
830 Cottageview Dr
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Hike, eat, do a photo shoot, or go on a ghost tour...there's something for everyone at our historic State Hospital!

Food scene

All I can say is YUM! The Boathouse boasts some of the finest dining experiences in Traverse City. With gorgeous views of the bay, excellent staff service, and food good enough to write home about, it is definitely a must.
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Boathouse Restaurant
14039 Peninsula Dr
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All I can say is YUM! The Boathouse boasts some of the finest dining experiences in Traverse City. With gorgeous views of the bay, excellent staff service, and food good enough to write home about, it is definitely a must.
5 star Italian food? Yes please! Not only is Stella's situated in the historic and reclaimed State Hospital, but it also has some of the best food in town. It is hard to go wrong there.
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Trattoria Stella
830 W Eleventh St
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5 star Italian food? Yes please! Not only is Stella's situated in the historic and reclaimed State Hospital, but it also has some of the best food in town. It is hard to go wrong there.
PepeNero boasts a romantic atmosphere and a fine wine selection. This would be a wonderful date night spot.
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PepeNero
700 Cottageview Dr
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PepeNero boasts a romantic atmosphere and a fine wine selection. This would be a wonderful date night spot.
Hands down my favorite down to earth place to eat. I'm not vegan, but this vegan food is so good it makes me want to be. They even have vegan sushi! Absolutely everything you can order here is delicious. And it happens to be located in an arcade bar, so grab some food, grab a drink and play some games!
Rad.ish Street Food
346 East Front Street
Hands down my favorite down to earth place to eat. I'm not vegan, but this vegan food is so good it makes me want to be. They even have vegan sushi! Absolutely everything you can order here is delicious. And it happens to be located in an arcade bar, so grab some food, grab a drink and play some games!
After your beach day in the quaint little town of Elk Rapids, don't forget to stop and get ice cream at the Ice Cream Peddlers. They make it right there in their shop, and you can taste the quality.
Ice Cream Peddlers
141 River St
After your beach day in the quaint little town of Elk Rapids, don't forget to stop and get ice cream at the Ice Cream Peddlers. They make it right there in their shop, and you can taste the quality.
Best hole in the wall pizza spot to compliment your Elk Rapids beach day!
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Chef Charles’
147 River St
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Best hole in the wall pizza spot to compliment your Elk Rapids beach day!
Only the best brunch spot in town...but better make reservations or get there early, because they are popular!
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Red Spire Brunch House
Main Entrance
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Only the best brunch spot in town...but better make reservations or get there early, because they are popular!
One of my favorite breakfast spots! It's right downtown, so you could go for a nice post breakfast walk. I recommend getting there at 8am right when they open, so you are insured a table quickly.
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Benedict
237 Lake Ave
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One of my favorite breakfast spots! It's right downtown, so you could go for a nice post breakfast walk. I recommend getting there at 8am right when they open, so you are insured a table quickly.
Want to have breakfast on a scenic downtown patio? I highly recommend the french toast here!
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The Towne Plaza
203 Cass St
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Want to have breakfast on a scenic downtown patio? I highly recommend the french toast here!

Fun

You can find me here any random chance I get. Geared mostly towards pinball, but has other classic arcade games like Pac Man and Skiball. The bar has a really cool concept of having only canned items - canned cocktails, canned wine, canned beer, canned water...you get the idea. Coin slot even has a really nice open patio with a food truck and couple popup restaurants to enjoy. This barcade does allow minors before 9pm, but I would say it's not the first place I would bring small children...your teens would love it though!
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The Coin Slot
346 E Front St
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You can find me here any random chance I get. Geared mostly towards pinball, but has other classic arcade games like Pac Man and Skiball. The bar has a really cool concept of having only canned items - canned cocktails, canned wine, canned beer, canned water...you get the idea. Coin slot even has a really nice open patio with a food truck and couple popup restaurants to enjoy. This barcade does allow minors before 9pm, but I would say it's not the first place I would bring small children...your teens would love it though!

Beach day!

A delightful beach to bring the kids to. It has a nice length of shallow sandbar before getting deep, and a river feeding into the bay which is also fun to explore and swim. There is also a playground, basket ball court, and tennis court.
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Veterans' Memorial Park
410 River St
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A delightful beach to bring the kids to. It has a nice length of shallow sandbar before getting deep, and a river feeding into the bay which is also fun to explore and swim. There is also a playground, basket ball court, and tennis court.
As well as the name being fantastic, this is also a fantastic beach. It is great for those who really want to swim, because it gets deep quickly and it has the softest sugar sands for your toes to enjoy. Like to fish? Right before the beach, there is a dam that you can enjoy fishing off of...don't forget to grab your fishing license!
Dam Beach and Fishing Park
As well as the name being fantastic, this is also a fantastic beach. It is great for those who really want to swim, because it gets deep quickly and it has the softest sugar sands for your toes to enjoy. Like to fish? Right before the beach, there is a dam that you can enjoy fishing off of...don't forget to grab your fishing license!
This beach and park is hit or miss on how busy it will be, but it is a great spot and right down TC for easy access. There is a splash pad for the littles, and a snack stand by the changing rooms.
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Clinch Park
111 E Grandview Pkwy
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This beach and park is hit or miss on how busy it will be, but it is a great spot and right down TC for easy access. There is a splash pad for the littles, and a snack stand by the changing rooms.
Not only is this a lovely hike through the woods to a beautiful beach, but it is also dog friendly! Bring your favorite pooch, some snacks and water...and have a really nice day.
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Maple Bay Natural Area
U.S. 31
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Not only is this a lovely hike through the woods to a beautiful beach, but it is also dog friendly! Bring your favorite pooch, some snacks and water...and have a really nice day.