An enviable blend of urban sophistication and small-town charm makes Traverse City the ideal destination. Whether hosting large conventions, mid-sized meetings, small corporate retreats, or athletic events, Traverse City offers an eclectic mix of lodging, meeting and sporting venues.
Nearly 5,000 hotel and resort sleeping rooms include resorts, downtown hotels, vineyard chateaux, historic B & Bs, and waterfront retreats. Meeting and event venues range from beautifully restored historic landmarks and stunning water-front properties to full-service resorts and conference centers.
Award-winning wines and farm-to-table cuisine have earned Traverse City a reputation as a place of surprisingly sophisticated food and drink. Bon Appetit named it one of the country’s Top Five Foodie Towns, and the area is a favorite of New York chef Mario Batali. On the same 45th parallel as the wine regions of Europe, nearly 40 wineries and tasting rooms bring home national and international awards. Many boast awe-inspiring hilltop settings and most are open for tastings and tours.
With hiking and biking trails and hundreds of miles of shoreline, the Traverse City region offers year-round outdoor recreation. Boasting 17 championship golf courses, it has been selected by Golf Magazine as one of the country’s top six golf destinations. On the nearby shores of Lake Michigan lies the magnificent Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore — recently named The Most Beautiful Place in America.
A charming downtown and historic districts features specialty shops, boutiques, art galleries and concert halls.
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101 W. Grandview Parkway, Traverse City, MI 49684
Type of Destination Experience:
Beach, Gaming, Historic
GSF Exhibit Space (Shanty Creek Resorts): 36,000
Meeting Space, Square Feet (Grand Traverse Resort and Spa): 85,000
Largest Ballroom, Square Feet (Grand Traverse Resort and Spa): 20,000
Sleeping Rooms in largest hotel (Shanty Creek Resorts): 486
Hotel adjacent to convention facility: No
Cherry Capital Airport
Miles to downtown 5
Cities with non-stop flights3
International cities with direct flights0
Geographic Areas Served:
Northwest corner of Michigan's lower peninsula. This includes the cities of Traverse City, Bellaire, Acme, Interlochen, Kingsley, and Kewadin. The cities are located in Grand Traverse County and Antrim County.
Why Meet in Traverse City
Our valued clients will tell you that meeting in Traverse City provides an unexpected and delightful shift in their meetings – it’s more energetic, more creative and many attendees leave with plans to visit again, a great opportunity that meeting planners capitalize on.
Our group hotels include golf & spa resorts, an historic downtown hotel, waterfront hotels and meeting spaces, water park hotel and conference center and a variety of beautiful properties (total of 70) that afford you great selection for your meetings. Our largest property features 600 rooms and 85,000 sq. ft. of meeting/exhibit space. All feature an unparalleled service ethic.
Traverse City is served by Cherry Capital Airport, located just three miles from downtown Traverse City, offers major airline service to 300 domestic and international destinations.