Traverse City Area Points of Interest:

Park Place Hotel: Overlooking Grand Traverse Bay and nestled in the heart of downtown Traverse City, the historic Park Place Hotel stands ready to welcome you with turn-of-the-century ambiance and gracious hospitality.

Old Mission Point Lighthouse and Park: Built in 1870, this beautiful building is located on charming Old Mission Peninsula. It is situated halfway between the Equator and the North Pole on the 45th parallel. It features picnicking, swimming, and sightseeing.

East and West Bays: The East and West arms of Lake Michigan exhibit white, sandy beaches and clear, pristine water. Activities on the bay range from swimming, picnicking, volleyball, boating, and strolling under the moonlight.

Timberlee Resort: Located just 10 minutes from downtown Traverse City, amid the rolling hills and picturesque forests of Leelanau County, Timberlee Resort offers a fantastic snow tubing hill, a convenient eatery, and a rental banquet hall for special occasions!

Sleeping Bear Sand Dunes: This sandy adventure can be a physical challenge or a scenic drive. The drive takes visitors on a 7.4 mile trip which features endless, panoramic views. The walk up the sand dunes is enough to challenge even the most physically fit and the trip back down the dunes can be a relaxing stroll or a speedy run.

Big and Little Glen Lake: Located across from the Sleeping Bear Sand Dunes. Big Glen Lake was selected as the second most beautiful lake in the world by National Geographic Magazine. The fishing, boating, and swimming are great.

Interlochen Arts Academy: This treasure in the woods attracts students and established artists from all over the world. Summer time concerts range from classical composers, pop artists, Broadway plays, to modern dance. 

Clinch Park and Zoo: This local, public marina is situated at the south end of West Bay. It's only minutes from downtown and offers a wide range of activities. Activities include skateboarding, swimming, fishing, and the local cherry festival. The zoo is small but it's a great attraction for children.

Grand Traverse Pie Company: Fresh handmade pies, preserves and other goodies made with local fruit.

Power Island: Located near Bowers Harbor. It offers limited camping, hiking, picnicking, and swimming. 

Traverse City State Park: Located at the south end of East Bay. Offering camping, picnicking, and swimming.

City Opera House: This is the epitome of culture in Traverse City. It was built in 1891 and has served as a cultural heritage for the city.

Sixth Street: This historical street is a treat for those interested in architectural marvels, or couples interested in a romantic walk along a tree-lined, cobblestone street.

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