Weekend Getaway to Traverse City!

Group 6 Traverse City, Michigan
Spring, Summer, Fall
$, $$

About the location

Traverse City, Michigan is known as the Cherry Capital of the World and with the surrounding areas it is the largest producer of tart cherries in the United States! The city thrives on cherries and if you go during cherry season ( July - Early August), you will see rows and rows of cherry trees on the peninsula. 

It is the perfect place for a weekend getaway to lay out on the beach, explore Mission Point Peninsula wineries, hike the trails, eat great food and try cherry salsa.

Traverse City is also very dog friendly! Bring your pup with you and enjoy pet friendly restaurants, beaches, shops, and trails together.

Guide Highlights

Experience the Cherry Capital of the World

This guide provides all the info on where to get the best cherry pie, cherry gourmet goods, and U-pick cherry orchards!

Includes a Sample Weekend Itinerary and Bring your Pup section

Follow the itinerary as is or swap out with any of the activities or restaurants provided! A list of dog-friendly places is also provided!

Guide Summary

Guide Includes:

Where to Stay
best places to stay downtown, on the bay, and budget friendly options

Where to Eat
including breakfast, brunch, lunch, dinner, and where to get late night cocktails and the best brews and wine

What to Do
including hiking/biking trails, unique shops worth checking out and historic attractions to tour

Getting Around
if you do or don't have a car and the best public transportation routes to use

Bring Your Pup
if traveling with your pup, check out my list of my top recommended dining options and activities that my dog and I have enjoyed!

Weekend Itinerary
sample day to day itinerary to take the guesswork out of planning your trip

Extend Your Trip
nearby destinations provided if you have extra days to enjoy the area

Travel Tips
my overall go-to travel tips I share with everyone!

Featured in this guide

Local food
Group 31 Museums
Foodie favorites
Group 39 Art
Laid-back or relaxation
Group 38 Bike-friendly
Group 32 Historical
Group 36 Shopping
Water sports
Group 33 Walkable
Kayaking / Canoeing
Group 13 Public transportation

Great for these trips

Cultural / Historical
Family with kids
Girls / Guys Trip
Family without kids
Romantic / Honeymoon
Active / Adventure
Weekend Getaway


This guide has not been reviewed yet.

  • Guide Architect

    Alia Rose

    Alia Rose

    Always planning the next adventure! Also a wife, writer, reader, coffee addict and to-do list maker living in the Midwest. I blog about dog friendly travel at aliarosewrites.com

Guide image Guide image Guide image Guide image Guide image Guide image Guide image