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ACTIVITIES at
Grand Traverse Resort and Spa

There's no better place to play than Traverse City.

From lakeshore cruises to wooded trails, there are endless ways to explore Northern Michigan, and we're here to help you plan your adventure.

From the sandy shores of Lake Michigan's Grand Traverse Bay to the top of our 17-story glass Tower, our team's focus is on presenting a grand experience. Whether you've arrived for business, a vacation, or a more permanent stay, you'll find amenities and activities that suit your needs and lifestyle, paired with service that exceeds expectations.

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Shopping

Shopping

After a sugar rush at Whirligigs Candy & More, explore the stores in the Tower Gallery of Shops. You'll find enticing merchandise, from clothing for children and adults to local gifts, logo wear, toys, and more. Stores in the Gallery of Shops are open to guests, members, and the public.

The Den

The Den

Welcome to The Den, Traverse City's entertainment hub located inside Grand Traverse Resort and Spa. From axe throwing to arcade games, we have everything you need to get your game on.

Summer Activities

Summer Activities

Golf, gaming, hiking, biking, and tennis. Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore. Tall Ship excursions and catamaran cruises. Wine tours, orchards, port towns, and festivals. Fall color tours and snow sports galore. There’s something for everyone.

Winter Activities

Winter Activities

In Northern Michigan, the onset of winter doesn't mean that the fun has to stop—there’s a whole new set of activities once the snow flies! Whether you book a winter family vacation or a romantic up-north getaway, you’ll find plenty of winter activities in Traverse City and at Grand Traverse Resort and Spa.

ON-Property Activities

  • Three championship golf courses
  • Five indoor and four outdoor tennis courts
  • Three indoor/outdoor pools
  • Cardio and weight rooms in our 100,000-square-foot Health Club
  • Fitness, spinning, and yoga classes
  • Private Beach Club on Lake Michigan's Grand Traverse Bay
  • Kayaking, stand-up paddle boarding, and more
  • Snowshoe and cross-country ski rentals
  • Gallery of Shops

Area Attractions

  • video-wrapperAward-winning wineries and breweries
  • Miles of hiking and biking trails
  • Kayak and bike tours
  • Farmer's markets
  • Downtown shopping and dining
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Getting Here

Grand Traverse Resort and Spa is just six miles northeast of Traverse City, Michigan and only 10 minutes from Traverse City’s Cherry Capital Airport, which is served by major carriers. Cherry Capital Airport recently added direct flights to Phoenix, AZ, Denver, CO, Boston, MA, Philadelphia , PA, and more.

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Turtle Creek Casino

Grand Traverse Resort & Casinos is proud to announce the completion of our all new hotel experience at Turtle Creek Casino & Hotel featuring a new lobby design and update of all 137 guest rooms and suites that combines understated luxury with modern amenities and chic, Native American-accented interiors.

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Traverse City

The paradise of Michigan’s northern lower peninsula is more than a Lake Michigan beach, a paddleboard trip, a scenic trail, or rolling wine country. It’s more than a top golf destination and home to the best food and craft beer in the Midwest. It’s having all of it at your fingertips.

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Blog

Learn about the exciting activites Grand Traverse has to offer. Discover hidden gems, outdoor escapades, and the timeless charm that make it a destination worth exploring.

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Book Experiences

Book Experiences

From Kayak, Bike, and Brew and TC Cyclepub to golf clinics and tennis classes, you're sure to find the perfect way to make the most out of your stay. Click below to view the catalog.

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Celebrate Father's Day

Spend Father's Day weekend in Traverse City with special events and deals at Grand Traverse Resort and Spa.

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Your Summer Itinerary Awaits

Your Summer Itinerary Awaits

Make the most of your summer in northern Michigan with a variety of activities for both families and adults at Grand Traverse Resort and Spa. Click below to make your plans!

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Summer Spa Specials

Head to Spa Grand Traverse for a rejuvenating lineup of summer services and packages. Available June 1 - August 31, 2024

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Barefoot Podcast

Barefoot Podcast

The official lifestyle podcast of Grand Traverse Resort and Spa

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Turtle Creek Casino

Just five minutes down the road, Turtle Creek Casino provides a variety of entertainment all night long. Visit the Bellstand for casino shuttle information.

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