This wasn’t a true family trip as it was just my husband and me. We decided to take a quick trip up to Traverse City for a long weekend. It really is a great place to visit regardless of the season. As you can imagine, we ate lots of delicious food and then focused on just really taking in the sights.
You know me, a vineyard is always a great place to start any visit and northern Michigan has several to choose from. For a very nominal amount, you can stop in at most of the vineyards and participate in a wine tasting.
Is it just me or does everyone secretly wish they could squash a few grapes between their toes just like Lucy and Ethel did back in the day?
Of course, Lake Michigan is always worth a visit and on this trip we decided to visit the Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore. So many people are drawn to the oceans but I find Lake Michigan to be as equally alluring. Although this areas is beautiful in summer, don’t hesitate to come in the winter as well. The starkness of the landscape then is quite striking.
So grab your family, even your kids, and make your way to Traverse City. It’s a great location in Northern Michigan full of great dining, beautiful vistas and some fabulous shopping. It’s just four short hours from Detroit. And even if you’re coming from areas to the south you should be able to start that vacation Friday night.