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The Traverse City area is a great spring break destination. Although the beaches aren’t quite open for swimming yet, there’s still plenty to explore and a lot to do.

Grand Traverse Resort and Spa has many on-property and off-property activities to keep the entire family busy during your stay. Keep reading to learn more!

Ready to book? For the best deal on a hotel stay, check out our spring break vacation packages.


Spring weather can be hit-or-miss. Fortunately, when you book a room at Grand Traverse Resort and Spa, there’s plenty right on the property to keep you busy no matter if the weather is cold and wet, or sunny and perfect:

Spa Grand Traverse

Facials, massages, manicures, and more—our spa has everything a stressed-out body and mind needs to revitalize. Take advantage of our seasonal spa deals to get the best rate on our great spa treatments.  


Beautiful day? Grab a golf cart and explore our award-winning golf courses on the property. If the weather isn’t behaving, head to our golf simulator and practice your swing with one of our golf coaches.

The Den

Escape rooms, axe throwing, virtual simulators, and arcade games—the kids (and even adults) will find everything they need to keep them busy in The Den, located on the first floor of the Resort.

Dine at Aerie

Enjoy dinner with a view from the 16th floor of the tower at Aerie, featuring locally sourced ingredients and craft cocktails.


The best part about visiting this area in the spring is that you beat the summer crowds! Sure, it’s not necessarily 75 degrees and sunny, but it’s also not yet crowded with seasonal tourists.

Explore Hikes in the Area

Bring your boots, because it could be muddy, and sunscreen because the leaves haven’t come out on the trees yet. We have great hiking options near the resort and even more options in Traverse City and Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore. Check out this list of our favorite hikes in the area, including many that will take you to beautiful beachfront.


Our sister properties, the nearby Turtle Creek Casino & Hotel and Leelanau Sands Casino & Lodge—a scenic 28-mile drive through Traverse City and up M-22, feature casino floor games, slots, food, and more.

Food Scene

Whether it’s beautiful out—or raining—there are plenty of acclaimed and creative dining options in Traverse City—from food trucks, fine dining, comfort food, and more.

Live Events and Music

Live music, comedy shows, and art fairs—there’s a lot going on in the spring in Traverse City. Check out this list of spring events in Traverse City.

Brew Tour

With micro-breweries on seemingly every corner, Traverse City is a great spot to discover your new favorite ale or IPA. Check out this list of breweries in Traverse City from Turtle Creek Casino. Can’t decide which brewery to go to or don’t have a designated driver? The Brew Bus is the answer. Hop aboard and tour local breweries with a knowledgeable guide.

Wine Tour

There are many award-winning northern Michigan wineries near the Resort. We can help you book a winery tour and provide local insight for a fun day of exploring either peninsula. Tour the vineyards and sip wine as the vines awake from a long, cold winter. 

Kid-Friendly Activities

Looking for more ideas to keep the kiddos entertained? Check out these suggestions on what to do with kids in Traverse City.


Book a room at Grand Traverse Resort and Spa this spring and take advantage of our spring break deals.

Whether you’re looking to relax, explore Traverse City, or both—we have everything you need, and are just a short drive from downtown. Book now or give us a call at 800-236-1577.