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There are many things to do in Traverse City. https://www.traversecity.com has some good information on events and things to do in the area.  The local squadron commander has some ideas also of what you can do around town.

  •     Wine Tours - There are some really nice tasting rooms and a nice tour of the Old Mission or Leelanau peninsulas

  •     TART Trail - Weather permitting, you can bike from Grand Traverse Resort to Suttons Bay or around Boardman Lake, eBikes are getting popular and can really allow for longer tours at a relaxing pace

  •     Downtown TC - Shops and restaurants downtown are always fun, too many things to list

  •     Movies at the State Theatre and Bijou - Beautiful settings for watching movies, concessions are much better than most places, sometimes Matinees for kids for like 25 cents

  •     Music House - A pretty cool and unique place to tour, close to the conference site, and like a museum of sound and vintage musical instruments

  •     Downtown Elk Rapids - Smaller, more quaint version of downtown TC

  •     The Opera House - Hosts events, writers series, other things, so worth a look at the schedule

  •     Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore - Would be a good day trip, there's good hiking, beautiful scenic driving tours, etc.

  •     Lighthouse Tours - There are several in the area, would be a day trip

  •     Dennos Museum at Northwestern Michigan College

  •     Legacy Aviation Learning Center - new aviation mechanic school in Traverse City

  •     Microbreweries -  There are a bunch in and around TC that a pretty great

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