Destination guide

Delight in the lakeside landscape of Traverse City

Enjoy the area's festivals, wineries and opera with a rental holiday home in Traverse City. Renowned for its lake, boating and beaches, this city welcomes all visitors. If you're looking for accommodation options with space to entertain friends and family, HomeAway has plenty of options to choose from. Many rental homes offer full kitchens and laundry facilities, perfect for big groups.


Activities and attractions in Traverse City

Are you hoping to discover things to do while you're in town? Venture out of your cosy holiday rental and experience everything that Traverse City has to offer. These are some of the most popular attractions to see, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • Hickory Hills Ski Area (1.9 mi / 3.1 km)
  • Bay Meadows Golf Course (2.9 mi / 4.6 km)
  • Pirate's Cove Adventure Golf (4 mi / 6.4 km)
  • The Crown Golf Club (4.2 mi / 6.7 km)
  • Elmbrook Golf Course (4.3 mi / 7 km)
  • Mt. Holiday Ski Area (5.4 mi / 8.7 km)

Seasonal weather in Traverse City

Travellers enjoy Traverse City for its boating. If you're planning a holiday around the weather, July, August, June and September are the hottest months to visit, when temperatures average 26°F.

Natural features

Exploring the beaches and other natural features in Traverse City

Whether you're an active traveller or just want to take in the scenery, you'll be sure to find the perfect setting for your holiday in Traverse City. These are a few of the area's most enchanting sights, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • Clinch Park (0.2 mi / 0.3 km)
  • Traverse City Beach (0.3 mi / 0.4 km)
  • Bryant Park (1.2 mi / 2 km)
  • Traverse City State Park (3.6 mi / 5.9 km)
  • Interlochen State Park (11.6 mi / 18.7 km)
  • Haserot Beach (15.2 mi / 24.5 km)
How to get there

How to get to and around Traverse City

Fly into Traverse City, MI (TVC-Cherry Capital), the closest airport, located 2.8 mi (4.5 km) from the city centre.

How many holiday rentals are available around Traverse City?

Our 2020 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 1,352 holiday lettings around Traverse City. From 361 cabins to 286 flats & apartments, find unique self catering accommodation for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends for a long holiday or a weekend break.

Can I rent a lakefront property in Traverse City?

Watch the water ripple and see if you can spot local birdlife. Lakes are among the most picturesque and peaceful places to escape to. If this sounds like your kind of holiday, you're in luck. HomeAway has 526 holiday rentals close to lakes ready to be booked. Searching for a different holiday vibe? See if any of our other properties catch your eye. Our options for this destination include:

  • 417 lake-view holiday accommodation options.
  • 351 water-view holiday accommodation options.
  • 320 shore-front holiday accommodation options.

Can I rent a house in Traverse City?

Our house holiday rentals are real properties for real travellers. With plenty of room to move, they're perfect if you want to live like a local. There are 603 options listed on HomeAway. Prices start from £50 a night. If that doesn't fit with your group's taste, we've got a number of different self-catering accommodation options available, such as:

  • Cottage: 259 self-catering accommodation options. Prices start from £63 per night.
  • Condo: 200 self-catering accommodation options. Prices start from £46 per night.
  • Cabin: 101 self-catering accommodation options. Prices start from £88 per night.

Can I stay in Traverse City in a large group?

Whether you're taking off on a special trip with the extended fam or spending a week away with your old school mates, it's always loads of fun staying under the one roof! The best news is that HomeAway has options to suit. Currently, house holiday rentals are popular for large groups of travellers here, and we have 97 listed on our database. If you're planning on travelling with a large group, the holiday rental options that are suitable for you include:

  • If yours is a group of 6, we have 396 rental accommodation suited to that size. Spend a night for as little as £46.
  • If you've got 8 in your crew, you'll be thrilled to discover that there are 286 holiday rentals that are perfect. Prices start at £46 a night.
  • Arranging a trip away with a group of 10? We've got 277 rental accommodation that will suit. Prices begin at just £115 a night.

You and the squad will be well catered to when you book your Traverse City adventure with us!

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