Traverse City, Michigan was recently voted the “Greatest Midwest Town” by Midwest Living magazine. After reading the article, I realized that I would be about an hour away from Traverse City while on vacation. I just had to visit.
Traverse City is BEAUTIFUL. Situated on the bay, it’s all sparkling water, soft sand and unique boutique shops.
My mom and I spent the afternoon strolling along the brick streets. We came across a little storefront that sold bath salts, essential oils and homemade candles. They had barrels of salts along the street for passerby to smell. My favorite was the lavender – so relaxing.
One of the best things Michigan offers is fresh cherries. Cherry Republic is an eatery, store and ice cream parlor that features every flavor of cherry. They also give unlimited free samples, so I would highly encourage stopping by. I ended up at the ice cream bar and ordered cherry ice cream in a waffle cone. Best decision I’ve ever made.
Traverse City may be a small town, but it’s jam-packed with beautiful scenery, delicious food and creative little shops. If you’re ever in the area, stop by for a day!