Rachel's Northern MI Guidebook

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Rachel's Northern MI Guidebook

Food scene

Excellent cinnamon rolls! They have two locations in town.
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The Omelette Shoppe
124 Cass St
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Excellent cinnamon rolls! They have two locations in town.
Amazing food and atmosphere.
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Trattoria Stella
830 W Eleventh St
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Amazing food and atmosphere.
Cool bar with food trucks right downtown TC.
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The Little Fleet
448 E Front St
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Cool bar with food trucks right downtown TC.
Food and service are exceptional!
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Red Mesa Grill
1544 US-31
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Food and service are exceptional!
Yummy!
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Blue Tractor Barbeque
423 S Union St
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Yummy!
A cute place with delicious burgers, shakes, and fries!
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Slabtown Burgers
826 W Front St
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A cute place with delicious burgers, shakes, and fries!
Great take out and they also own Bubba's and FireFly (dine ins) in TC- all 3 have great food!
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Kitchen
1249 Woodmere Ave
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Great take out and they also own Bubba's and FireFly (dine ins) in TC- all 3 have great food!

Drinks

Amazing cocktails and vibe. Ask for a "tasting", you won't be disappointed.
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Ethanology
127 Olds
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Amazing cocktails and vibe. Ask for a "tasting", you won't be disappointed.
There are several wine, beer, and spirit tours in the area. Many are booked out long in advance during peek tourist seasons. There are even kayak and bike tour options. There are far too many wineries, breweries, and spirit makers to list here! You won't be disappointed by the options after a quick internet search.
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Traverse City Wine & Beer Tours
891 Industrial Cir
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There are several wine, beer, and spirit tours in the area. Many are booked out long in advance during peek tourist seasons. There are even kayak and bike tour options. There are far too many wineries, breweries, and spirit makers to list here! You won't be disappointed by the options after a quick internet search.

Sightseeing

Check out the shops and take the tour. You won't be disappointed!
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The Village at Grand Traverse Commons
1200 W Eleventh St
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Check out the shops and take the tour. You won't be disappointed!
A locals favorite (and secret, sort of). The lake drops off quickly like a bowl but has a shallow "river" connecting it to Lake MI. This is part of the Sleeping Bear Dunes National Park and does require a parking pass. It's a short hike around the lake or a nice refreshing swim across the lake.
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North Bar Lake Access
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A locals favorite (and secret, sort of). The lake drops off quickly like a bowl but has a shallow "river" connecting it to Lake MI. This is part of the Sleeping Bear Dunes National Park and does require a parking pass. It's a short hike around the lake or a nice refreshing swim across the lake.
A good time, great views, and yummy "cat nip".
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Nauti Cat Cruises
615 E Front St
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A good time, great views, and yummy "cat nip".
Check out traversetrails org for several biking and hiking trails in the area.
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Tart Trails Inc
148 E Front St
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Check out traversetrails org for several biking and hiking trails in the area.
Our 18-year-old sons favorite nearby semi-secluded beach.
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Maple Bay Natural Area
U.S. 31
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Our 18-year-old sons favorite nearby semi-secluded beach.
A drive with several stops to gawk at the stunning views within the Sleeping Bear National Park.
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Pierce Stocking Scenic Drive Entrance
South Dune Highway
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A drive with several stops to gawk at the stunning views within the Sleeping Bear National Park.
A must to tire out the kids!
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Dune Climb Lot station
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A must to tire out the kids!

Shop local

Taste testing in the store!
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Cherry Republic | Traverse City
154 E Front St
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Taste testing in the store!
Scrumptious treats made in house!
DOG Bakery
1117 West South Airport Road
Scrumptious treats made in house!

Conselho para os viajantes

Transporte

BATA bus is the way to go during festivals

Parking during festivals can be tricky. The public bussing system, BATA (Bay Area Transportation Authority) offers free transportation along the bay Monday - Saturday's during the summer. If you see a blue Michigan shaped chair it's a stop and the bus will stop about every 20 minutes. Check out the website for details.
Viajar com crianças

We have it ALL

We LOVE traveling and know how much stuff you need when you have little ones. So, if you are traveling with kids please let us know.. We can save you packing space by lending you everything from strollers, life jackets, bikes, toys, and more. We have 5 children ranging from 2 to 24. Let us help make your travel lighter and easier.
Frases úteis

Wanna sound like a "local"?

Around here, we call our tourists (who we LOVE BTW), "Fudgies" because they often buy fudge (which we also LOVE). The Upper Peninsula folks call us Lower Peninsula folks "Trolls" and we call them "Yoopers". We also refer to the Upper Peninsula as the "U.P." and we are in the "L.P." We call carbonated sugary beverages "pop" - not "soda" or "coke". "Cabrewing" is canoeing, kayaking, tubing, or SUPing while drinking and a favorite in these parts. When describing where a town or location is in Michigan, we use our hand and point. Why? Because MI is shaped like a mitten of course!
Como economizar

Lunch vs. Dinner out

Several of the more upscale restaurants offer the same or similar menus at lunch for less $$ than the dinner prices.