Clinch Park: Marina
At the water's edge, Clinch Park is easily accessible by a pedestrian tunnel under Grandview Parkway at Cass Street. The Park includes one of Michigan's greatest urban beaches and will soon undergo a major renovation.
Evening Entertainment in Downtown Traverse City
Downtown Traverse City has long been the hub of enteratinment for the region and remains the place to be and be seen when it comes to nightlife. After dining at one our amazing restaurants, check out a movie at the State Theatre, a performance at the City Opera House or a play at the Old Town Playhouse. Experience a variety of hotspots for all ages in Downtown TC!
Poppycocks has long been known for their focus on local jazz performers who bust out thier tunes every Friday and Saturday evening. Check out live music from rock n' roll, blues, funk and bluegrass at Union Street Station, Lil Bo Pub & Grille and Kilkenny's. The beer scene in Northern Michigan is seeing quick growth and our handcrafted brews are something to talk about at Northpeak Brewing Co., and Mackinaw Brewing Co. For a more chill atmosphere, samplings of great beer brewed locally and beyond can be experienced at Brew and 7 Monks Taproom. Don't forget to check out Blue Tractor Cook Shop that focuses just on Michigan made brews! Just next door you can catch a live concert with nationally recognized artists in the cozy setting at The Goodwork Collective. Live concerts surrounded by pop art can be seen at InsideOut Gallery in the trendy Warehouse District. And let's not forget the wine! The wineries in Northern Michigan have been recognized internationally and continue to gain esteem. There is a little something for everyone when it comes to nightlife in Downtown Traverse City. Don't miss out!
Traverse City Winter Comedy Festival
Don't let cabin fever set in during the winter... get out and enjoy some winter fun! Downtown TC will be alive during during the Traverse City Winter Comedy Festival. A true celebration of winter with ice sculptures and many more non-stop family friendly events during President's Day Weekend. And don't forget to laugh a little through your winter blues with various venues throughout Downtown TC featuring hosting acclaimed comedians for your hilarious pleasure.
City Opera House
Constructed in 1891, the City Opera House hosts exhibits, performance events, receptions, meetings and walk-in admirers. This historic landmark has recently been renovated and expanded to include a grand street-level lobby. See the beautiful City Opera House in a video here.
History Center of Traverse City
Formerly the Grand Traverse Heritage Center, this nonprofit organization is dedicated to presenting and preserving the history of the Grand Traverse Region. Highlights include the Con Foster Collection and a museum on Grand Traverse history.
National Cherry Festival
The National Cherry Festival celebrates all things cherry during this one week festival in July.
Old Town Playhouse
Located at 8th and Cass Streets, the Old Town Playhouse features the year-round musical and dramatic work of the Traverse City Civic Players.
Traverse Area Recreation Trail (TART)
Over seven miles of paved pathway winds through the heart of downtown and beyond. The TART Trail is a year round haven for foot-powered recreationalists. Contact TART for more information.
Traverse City Film Festival
One of the midwest's largest film festivals, celebrating Just Great Movies for a week at the end of July/beginning of August.
The State Theatre was recently purchased and renovated by the Traverse City Film Festival and offers films day and night.
A one stop shop for purchasing are tickets for performing arts venues. Browse the link to see what is taking place in the Grand Traverse Region.
The Open Space, Hannah, Lay and Veterans Parks
The jewel of Traverse City parks is the Open Space at the foot of Grand Traverse Bay. The Open Space hosts everything from main stage National Cherry Festival events to everyday enjoyment. All of Traverse City's parks accent an exceptionally beautiful surrounding environment.
Boardman River & River Walk
Traverse City is a true reflection of Michigan's water wonderland theme. The Boardman River winds through downtown and connects with the River Walk. The boardwalk-style walkway is accessible at Cass Street near the Chamber of Commerce.
Three convenient visitor and information centers are located minutes from each other. The Visitor Center is operated by theTraverse City Convention & Visitors Bureau and is open to answer questions, make reservations, or offer guidance. The Traverse Area Chamber of Commercepromotes economic development hub for the region, providing research, data and information. The Downtown Traverse City Association office is located at 303 E. State Street. From information on retailing opportunities and parking to a list of stores or events, the DTCA office is a one-stop information source for downtown.
WIFI Hot Spots
Blue Tractor Cook Shop
Grand Traverse Pie Co.
Holiday Inn West Bay
House of Doggs
North Peak Brewing Co.
Pangea Pizza Pub
Park Place Hotel