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From The Streets of Downtown Traverse City

If you are planning your next vacation, Traverse City’s bustling downtown scene has plenty to offer. From exquisite restaurants, shops, and attractions, a trip to Traverse City is the perfect location for a relaxing weekend getaway. 

Complete your vacation by visiting Delamar Traverse City, just a few minutes away from the downtown experience, and indulge in its luxurious amenities and beachside views. Here’s what should be on your radar while you’re in town:

Dining 

Poppycocks

We’re firm believers that every vacation should have a meal you can look forward to, so look no further than Poppycocks. They’ll be happy to offer you pasta, salads, and seafood all made with local ingredients, all accompanied by live entertainment. Feel free to stay a while and enjoy their various wine and beer selections as well.

The Little Fleet

The Little Fleet is a great destination known for its bar and combination of fixed food trucks. Regularly hosting live music at its outdoor area, The Little Fleet is an excellent place to visit with friends and family throughout the year. 

Peace, Love, Little Donuts

Don’t forget that treating yourself can start at breakfast, because that’s exactly what Peace, Love, Little Donuts is for! With over fifty donuts to choose from, you’ve got no reason not to grab a sweet treat. Their doors don’t close till 5pm, so they’ve even got you covered if your sweet tooth kicks in later in the day. 

Artisan

Savor the flavors inspired by the Great Lakes at Artisan where you can pair breathtaking beachside views with your meal. The award-winning menu will be sure to not only delight but also surprise your taste buds with their curated selection of fresh, farm-to-table, dishes. Artisan is perfect for an intimate dinner or a party dining experience any time of the week. 

Shopping

Whatever souvenirs you might want to bring back home with you, Downtown Traverse City has you covered. For all things clothing, we recommend taking a peek at Slip Vintage or Yellow Umbrella. Both offer great deals and lots of local styles you won’t be able to find anywhere else. Likewise, My Secret Stash is perfect for vintage home goods made by local artisans, so make a detour there for your knick knacks, memento, chotzkies and more! Last but not least, Great Lakes Bath and Body has bath goodies like lotions, soaps, and bath bombs that make for great gifts to friends and family. 

Attractions

For attractions and entertainment, here are a few things you can check out while in Traverse City:

Movies & Performing Arts

  • The State Theatre & Bijou By The Bay are perfect stops for a midday matinee of any blockbuster hit you don’t want to miss out on. Awarded the title of Best Movie Theatre by Motion Picture Association of America, the State Theatre is over a one-hundred years old, and definitely worth a detour to see its star-studded ceiling.
  • Old Town Playhouse nearby also offers live theater should you want to see a staged production, and is currently running a production of Showstoppers through August. No need to feel like you’re missing out if you book your vacation in late summer or early fall, as they’ll be running Agatha Christie’s Murder on The Orient Express come September. 

Outdoor Attractions 

  • Clinch Park and West End Beach both offer beachside fun, and bodegas stocked with cart fare and sweets to enjoy. Feel free to check out any of the nearby marinas as you walk the surf too, and see the locals ship off for morning sailing trips. 
  • The World’s Largest Pie Tin rests only ten minutes inland from the Traverse City Delamar, and it’s truly a sight to behold. Measuring 14-feet wide, this colossal pie pan needed its own custom oven to bake in, and the massive dessert it housed weighed over 10,000 pounds. Truly a roadside oddity, but this world-record holder is well worth checking out! 

But Where Should You Stay to See it All? 

Why, Delamar of course! Nowhere else can you get both easy beachside access while being within walking distance of all the amenities above. Feel free to get in contact with them here and speak with their all-star staff to see how Delamar can help you make the most out of your next trip! 

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