Experience fun things to do in Traverse City

The Country Inn & Suites, Traverse City is just a short drive from the best things to do in northern Michigan. From beaches and blue waters to live performances, Traverse City is home to top-rated entertainment for outdoor enthusiasts and arts aficionados alike. Spend the day shopping and indulging your inner foodie downtown, or head to the Old Mission where you can sample Michigan wine and tour the iconic lighthouse. If you're here in early July, be sure to take in the world-renowned National Cherry Festival.

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Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore

23.52 mi / 37.84 km from the hotel
This national park is the place to trek through forests, abandoned meadows, and sand dunes. If you prefer the water, canoe on one of the lakes or visit the Manitou Islands for wildlife watching.

Great Lakes Children's Museum

3.28 mi / 5.28 km from the hotel
Though designed for children ages one through 10, the Great Lakes Children's Museum can be enjoyed by people of all ages. It's a treasury of hands-on fun with exhibits, programs, and special events.

Interlochen Center for the Arts

12.65 mi / 20.36 km from the hotel
The Interlochen Center for the Arts offers arts education programming that comprises summer camps, an arts boarding school, a public radio station, and 600-plus cultural events and shows annually.

Music House Museum

5.1 mi / 8.21 km from the hotel
More than 450,000 guests, including music lovers and history hobbyists alike, have toured the Music House Museum. This restored dairy barn and granary is now filled with music boxes, player pianos, and nickelodeons from the Golden Age of Music.

State Theater

1.85 mi / 2.98 km from the hotel
This historic, renovated theater plays host to the Traverse City Film Festival and community events as well as showing classics and kids matinees. Discover why the MPAA rated State Theatre the #1 movie theater in the world.

The City Opera House

2.03 mi / 3.27 km from the hotel
Now in its 125th year, the City Opera House hosts spectacular concerts, storytellers, and comedians. Sink into the plush red Victorian seating, and admire the elaborate fresco paintings and gold leaf accents before the show.