An emerging travel destination, Traverse City, Michigan, is gaining notoriety as a top Midwestern travel destination. In fact, Redbook Magazine named Traverse City one of their Best Travel Finds for 2014 and Midwest Living recently ranked Traverse City as one of the coolest vacation spots in the Midwest.
Nearby is one of the Midwest’s finest full-service, year-round resort destinations for golf, spa and family getaways — Grand Traverse Resort and Spa. The 900-acre property is located along the sandy shores of Lake Michigan’s East Grand Traverse Bay.
Grand Traverse Resort and Spa excels at golf, with three championship courses. The Bear, a signature design by Jack Nicklaus; The Wolverine, a signature design by Gary Player; and the original resort course, Spruce Run.
The Resort’s five restaurants and lounges feature menus that change seasonally utilizing locally grown, fresh ingredients from Michigan as well as a selection of local wines and microbrews. Aerie Restaurant & Lounge, located on the 16th-floor of the tower, features superb cuisine and magnificent views of Grand Traverse Bay and the surrounding region.
Spa Grand Traverse is a 7,000-square-foot full-service spa occupying two floors with a wide range of amenities including 23 treatment rooms, a salon and boutique. Signature cherry-infused services such as massage, hydrotherapy and nail care treatments feature locally made products.
An indoor water playground, five indoor tennis courts, separate cardio and weight rooms and yoga studio highlight the 100,000-square foot health club. Just six miles northeast of Traverse City, Michigan, Grand Traverse Resort is a ten-minute drive from Traverse City’s Cherry Capital Airport (TVC).