Friday, June 17, 2016

5 Traverse City Destinations to See This Summer

DURAND, Mich., – Summer is finally here and we hope that means you have lots of fun plans! Have you considered taking a family road trip this season? This week we’ve chosen to highlight one of Michigan’s premiere summer destinations: Traverse City! If you’ve never been, you should definitely consider making the 3.5-hour drive. If you have visited Traverse City, you should go back! We think these 5 Traverse City destinations to see this summer would make for an awesome family road trip!

Traverse City is located about 200 miles northeast of Durand, in the northern part of the Lower Peninsula. These 5 destinations in the Traverse City area will provide plenty of entertainment for the whole family.

Old Mission Peninsula 

5 Traverse City Destinations to See This Summer

A great outdoor destination in the Grand Traverse area is Old Mission Peninsula. It includes a historic lighthouse and general store. It also has some hiking trails, boat launches and beach areas. You should be able to find something to please the everyone!

Sleeping Bear Dunes

5 Traverse City Destinations to See This Summer

Sleeping Bear Dunes is a part of the National Park Service. It’s full of beautiful views and stunning beaches. It includes campgrounds and hiking trails, no matter what type of adventure you’re looking for, if you want to be outside, Sleeping Bear Dunes is where you want to be.

Dennos Museum 

5 Traverse City Destinations to See This Summer

If you’d like to get out of the sun or you need something to do on a rainy day, the Dennos Museum is your inside destination! It’s located on the Northwestern Michigan campus and features many rotating exhibits. The museum’s permanent display includes art created by Inuit artists of the Canadian arctic.

The Village at Grand Traverse Commons

5 Traverse City Destinations to See This Summer

These historic buildings once housed the Northern Michigan Asylum. Now they’re being redeveloped into shops, restaurants, and apartments. After you’re done checking out the commons, be sure to take a walk on the vast, scenic grounds.

Downtown Traverse City Shopping Area 

5 Traverse City Destinations to See This Summer

Even if you just like to window shop, the downtown Traverse City area has plenty to look at. From the plethora of restaurants and boutiques to the bakeries and beach just a block away, you’re sure to find something interesting to see or delicious to eat! Maybe you’ll even be tempted to buy something fun!

We hope this list of 5 Traverse City destinations to see this summer will inspire you to get out and take a road trip with your family. If you are planning a road trip, be sure that your car is up to date on all of its maintenance! You can use our Summer Car Care pages at Graff Durand to help you keep everything running smoothly. If you think you need to schedule an appointment, you can fill out our online form or call the dealership at (989) 288-2657. If you have any additional questions you can reference our Service FAQ page for more information.

Come see us at 9009 East Lansing Road in Durand, MI 48429. Hank Graff Chevrolet Durand is revolutionizing the car buying experience. We provide all the transparency and customer service you need, while simultaneously making your purchase experience fun! For any questions contact us at (989) 288-2657 or visit our website at! We proudly serve Durand, as well as the surrounding communities of Owosso, Flint, Genesse Charter Township, Swartz Creek, and others.

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