On the Bay in Traverse City
By Meredith Schaefer
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Traverse City, Michigan is home to a number of family friendly activities and consistently tops industry lists as both a great value and a good time. With activities ranging from swimming, boating and biking to shopping, gambling and wineries, it's easy to see how Traverse City has something for everyone.
Just a short drive from the National Park systems treasured Sleeping Bear Dunes, the Traverse City area offers plenty of activities for those looking to explore the great outdoors. Area favorites include golfing, kayaking, geocaching, fishing and kiteboarding. Find the adventurous spirit within you and give one of these fun activities a try!
Are you looking for a bit of a different pace? Then see what else they have to offer by way of the Interlochen Center for the Arts and the large number of art galleries and wineries that dot the region. If gambling is more your speed, then you have two casinos to choose from.
The kids will love the dune climb at Sleeping Bear Dune. Don't forget your shovel and pail! You know they'd love the chance to be a pirate for a day, so plan to sail on one of the three tall-ships that navigate the bay. Traverse City also offers a children's museum as well as a number of amusement locations for go-karts, mini-golf and bowling.
No matter what age or what stage, Traverse City offers an affordable vacation destination just a short drive from home. For more information, please visit the Traverse City Convention and Visitors Bureau at www.traversecity.com or call (800) 940-1120.