Autumn only sharpens Traverse City’s beauty, adding color to the hills and valleys, mystery to the endless beaches and spice to the fragrant air -- perfect weather for a stroll on the beach, a small-town shopping adventure, a round of championship golf, or a tasting tour of the region’s beautiful wine country.
Fall is also the perfect season to save money and receive great value on a vacation getaway. From September 6 through December 19, take advantage of Traverse City’s Fab Fall getaway special, with special rates at over 20 participating resorts and hotels-- plus discounts on shopping, dining, wine purchases, movies and spa services.
Traverse City is one of Michigan’s favorite summer playgrounds, but fall brings a different kind of traveler to this land of dunes, lakes and forests. This is a gentler, more romantic season--a time of crisp clear mornings, golden afternoons and cool, lingering evenings. The hills are ablaze with sheets of crimson, gold and orange, and all that enchantment is yours for the asking.
On a single morning, you could wander down a magnificent beach, enjoy a round of championship golf, and amble through the shops and stores of a friendly, tree-shaded lakeport village. Cast your line into one of America’s most famous trout streams, paddle the shores of a forest lake, pick a bushel of fresh apples straight off the tree, or just take a drive through the most gorgeous fall display you’ll see anywhere.
Our bustling downtown boasts over 100 boutiques, shops and galleries full of undiscovered treasures, and our comfortable hotels and resorts are especially glad to make you feel welcome.
With more than 150 inland lakes and hundreds of miles of Lake Michigan shoreline, including the majestic Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore, Traverse City offers almost limitless opportunities for boating, canoeing, kayaking and fishing. And you’d be surprised how many good sunbathing days there can be in a Traverse City autumn.
Surrounding the town are deep, fragrant forests crisscrossed with trails for hikers, horseback riders and cyclists, and more than 20 golf courses with million-dollar views and some of the most striking configurations ever designed.
Even the farms here are surrounded by incredible scenery. Long known as the cherry capital of the world, Traverse City is also an increasingly famous wine-producing region, with nearly 40 wineries that offer tours and tastings of their award-winning vintages. In fall, our farm markets and roadside stands are bursting with fruits, vegetables, pies and other seasonal treats – and our restaurants are creating a national reputation for their fresh, innovative regional cuisine.
There’s food for the soul here, too. Traverse City is filled with museums, galleries, theatres and concert halls, and there’s no lack of nightlife in the fall. So come on up and see just how “fab” your fall can be in Traverse City.
The Fab Fall special must be directly booked through participating hotels. Just make sure to ask for the Fab Fall special.