Attractions To See in Traverse City Michigan

Attractions To See -Traverse City Michigan

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Traverse City Michigan is the home of many splendid things — we know it, because we live here. Beautiful scenery, majestic lakes, fabulous food, quirky locales and hidden gems just barely scratch the surface of what Traverse City Michigan has to offer.

We asked staff members of the Traverse City Press to share some of the best things to see and do in Michigan, based on our personal experiences. Here are 50 ideas you may want to add to your bucket list if you visit Traverse City, MI.

Think we missed something? Add your bucket list item here and be sure to explain why it’s great.

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I've written a few posts and even created a video about amenities in Troy like churches and school districts. In this post I thought I'd touch on some of the other fun things that Troy has to offer. After all, many of these items really make it worth owning a Troy Michigan home.

SHOPPING

Anyone who has driven down Troy's Big Beaver corridor is familiar with the spectacular sight of Somerset Mall. The mall stretches across Big Beaver and is connected by an elevated walkway that connects the North and South sections. In addition to its upscale anchor stores (Nieman Markus, Saks, Macy's, and Nordstrom), Somerset's smaller stores undoubtedly combine to make up the highest-end shopping available in Michigan.

If you're looking to buy a home or a condo in an area that has a lot of entertainment value to it, Troy Michigan is a great place to start.

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Couples need quality time together. Michigan's romantic weekend getaway is the ideal place to rejuvenate with your busy romantic partners. Enjoy recreational activities like golfing, sailing, snow and water skiing and others, promoting the arts and culture of a community. Early spring to autumn is the best time to visit Michigan.

Here are some of the romantic settings that couples will surely love:

Ann Arbor

Ann Arbor is a great lively town that has interesting sidewalk cafes, eateries, shops and cultural opportunities. It is 40 miles away from Detriot. Ann Arbor is near some of the famous tourist spots:

o Michigan Theater
o University of Michigan
o Kensington Beach
o Planet Rock
o Cobblestone Farm Museum
o Gallup Park
o The Ark, etc.

Lake Michigan Shore

Get a scenic view of the lighthouse from this shore. Relax and unwind in the resorts. Enjoy the sunset at the beach.

Mackinac Island

Some of the best weekend getaway day trips are:

o Big Bay Point Lighthouse Bed & Breakfast - The lighthouse provides romance along the deep waters of Lake Superior.

o Garland Resort - Michigan's most beautiful resort and golf course. Guests can do horseback riding and biking along its pristine forest trails.

o Grand Haven - Known for its Dutch Touch, having tulips along the streets during the spring time. It is surrounded by 14 county parks with access to Lake Michigan and towering dunes.

o Battle Creek - Located within Lower Michigan, presenting year round events and abundant natural resources.

o Frankenmuth / Birch Run - Popular perennial day trips for metro Detroiters offer great dining and shopping privileges.

Take time to bond with your loved one. Plan a romantic getaway and rekindle the fire in your relationship.

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Last November I attended the Detroit Lions-Green Bay Packers game at Ford Field in Detroit, Michigan and thanks to the fine people at Levy Restaurants and Finn Partners, I was able to meet up with Executive Chef Joe Nader and learn about the wonderful culinary offerings that the stadium has available for its patrons.

Food at sporting events has long been thought of as overpriced and boring, with the basic staples of popcorn, hot dogs, pizza and nachos generally leading the way. However, over the past few years companies like Levy Restaurants, who operate the concessions and restaurants at over 100 venues around the world, have begun to take stadium food to the next level.

Although the staples are still popular on game day (Ford Field sells approximately 10,000 hot dogs a game), Chef Nader strives to deliver restaurant quality food throughout the stadium. To do this on a game day is no easy task. It typically sees the Chef and his team starting at 4AM and working until the stadium is cleared out. This includes preparing all the food for the 132 luxury suites, the Hall of Legends restaurant featuring the famous Chef's Table, all general concessions, a number of concept restaurants inside the stadium and catering for the press, teams and referees.

Dearborn Sausage Company is another local Michigan vendor and this year has become the official hot dog of the Detroit Lions. The quality of the product is so good that I would challenge anyone to find another hot dog as good anywhere.

You cannot talk about the Detroit Lions and Ford Field without bringing up Thanksgiving. The Detroit Lions have hosted the annual Thanksgiving Day contest since 1934, with last years game against Houston being the 73rd in the teams history. Chef Nader had a few special things planned as always on Thanksgiving. At his Chef's Table he featured a Thanksgiving station with all the fixings and they also served over 1,000 jumbo turkey legs throughout the stadium.

If you are heading down to Ford Field in the future don't just get stuffed at the tailgate, get down to the stadium early and check out some of the excellent food items available.

I would like to send out a special thank you to Chef Joe Nader for being so gracious with his time and to Sarah Janousek of Finn Partners for making this all happen.


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