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With all of the amazing restaurant options, it’s no wonder Traverse City was named one of the country’s "Top Five Foodie Towns" by Bon Appetite magazine. Some of the ITLC-Lilly team's favorites include:


The Filling Station


The Jolly Pumpkin

Little Fleet

The Omelette Shoppe



Other places worth trying include: Apache Trout Grille, Amical, The Blue Tractor, Mackinaw Brewing, Peace Love & Little Donuts,


Whether that’s window shopping the 150+ boutiques, galleries and cafes of downtown Traverse City, or hiking the glowing Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore, it’s not hard to get all your steps in northern Michigan. Especially this time of year, when calls us one of America’s Top 10 Fall Foliage Destinations.

Wineries and more: Traverse City is home to 40+ wineries, as well as 16 microbreweries, brewpubs and craft brew taprooms and 3 small-batch vodkas and whiskeys distilleries.


Sleeping Bear Dunes: No matter the temperature, the Sleeping Bear Dunes are always a magnificent site to see with miles of sand beach, bluffs that tower 450’ above Lake Michigan, lush forests, clear inland lakes, unique flora and fauna.  



Parking Garage: The Larry C. Hardy Parking Garage is conveniently located across the street from the hotel (303 East State Street).

Rates: $1.00 per hour, daily maximum of $10.00.


Street Parking: Parking meters line the streets downtown and are enforceable Monday through Saturday, 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Rates: $1.00 an hour at 30 minute - 4 hour meters, $0.80 an hour for potential 5 - 8 hour meters, and $0.60 for meters > than 8 hours.


Park Place Hotel

300 East State Street
Traverse City, MI 49684
Phone: 231-946-5000



Hotel Indigo

263 West Grandview Parkway

Traverse City, MI 49684

Phone: 231-932-0500

Distance to Park Place: 0.6 miles


Great Wolf Lodge

3575 N US Highway 31 S 

Traverse City, MI 49684

Phone: 2231-941-3600

Distance to Park Place: 2.9 miles

Holiday Inn Resort West Bay Beach

615 E Front Street

Traverse City, MI 49684

Distance to Park Place: 0.6 miles

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