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