Holidaymakers looking for a lovely place to stay near one of the Great Lakes should try Traverse City in Michigan, USA. Located close to Lake Superior, this scenic location offers visitors many things to see and do. Here visitors will find numerous different places to stay including self catering accommodation, condos, apartments and cottages.
Visitors to Traverse City will find there are many things to do at anytime of the year including many watersports on Lake Superior. For example holidaymakers can enjoy swimming, paddle boating, fishing, rafting, diving, sailing, wind surfing, water skiing and jet skiing. Golf fans will find numerous courses in the area including The Crown Golf Course in Traverse City. In the winter visitors can head to the ski slopes at Crystal Mountain resort about 50 minute’s drive away. This is a very scenic area and holidaymakers can explore this by hiking, cycling and even horse riding. Other activities available in the area include tennis, mountain biking, mini-golf, rollerblading and paragliding. Traverse City has a great choice of bars and restaurants with local specialities and international dishes widely available. Self catering holidaymakers will be able to buy food, drink and other provisions from many different stores in the city.
Holidaymakers staying in Traverse City will find many interesting and fun places to visit. For example there are a few excellent museums here such as Grand Traverse Lighthouse Museum and Dennos Museum Center. There are other museums in nearby towns and cities such as Sleeping Bear Point Maritime Museum at Glen Arbor and Music House Museum in Acme. Families can enjoy days out at Lucky Jack’s Family Fun Center in Traverse City as well as lots of entertainment at the Cherry Bowl Drive-In Theatre in Honor, which is just half an hour away. A must see when visiting the city is the Grand Traverse Commons, where there are historic building and wooded grounds.
The weather is hottest in July with average temperatures of about 72 degrees Fahrenheit. The coldest time of the year is January when the average air temperature is 22 degrees Fahrenheit. September is the wettest month with 4.2 inches of rainfall on average. January averages the lowest rainfall with approximately 1.8 inches.
Cherry Capital Airport (TVC) is an airport just two miles outside Traverse City and has flights arriving from Chicago-O’Hare (ORD), Detroit (DTW) and Marquette (MQT). Avis, Budget, Enterprise, Hertz and National are car rental firms represented at the airport. Visitors from other parts of the U.S and overseas can fly to Detroit Metro Airport (DTW) and get a connecting flight to Cherry Capital Airport. Flights arrive at Detroit from Amsterdam (AMS), Beijing-Capital (PEK), Frankfurt (FRA), London-Heathrow (LHW), Los Angeles (LAX), New York (JFK), Paris-Charles de Gaulle (CDG), Tokyo-Narita (NRT) and Toronto-Pearson (YYZ) amongst other airports.