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Plan Your Romantic Getaway in Traverse City

Traverse City is a beautiful destination for couples seeking romantic getaways in Michigan. It has sparkling blue waters, romantic restaurants for every budget, wine tasting galore – and of course a Las Vegas-style casino packed to the brim with excitement to fill your evenings!

We can’t imagine anywhere else we’d want to be for a romantic weekend getaway in Michigan!

Love exciting getaways but hate planning? This itinerary for a long weekend offers plenty of time to explore, relax and gamble!

Where to Stay

We might be biased, but we can’t imagine a better place to stay than right here at Turtle Creek Casino & Hotel. Our hotel offers a variety of contemporary room options and the ultimate convenience as you finish a night of gambling on the casino floor. Just take the elevator up a few floors, and you’ll be at your room!

Take a look at our room options here.

Turtle Creek Exterior


Day One

We’ve kept your first day quiet, allowing you to arrive in Traverse City and get settled with no hard deadlines. Drive right up to Turtle Creek Casino & Hotel, or take our convenient airport shuttle if you’re arriving by plane.

Get settled in your room, and then you can head downstairs for the best steak dinner in town at our very own Bourbons 72. After dinner, spend the night gambling away at your favorite slots or our wide variety of casino game tables.

Day Two

This is your day to explore the area – choose a peninsula and get adventuring! Both Old Mission Peninsula and Leelanau Peninsula offer enough amazing wineries to keep you busy all day long, along with gorgeous views of the water and plenty of places to explore.

If you opt for Old Mission, be sure to visit the Mission Point Lighthouse at the end of the peninsula. If you decide to go for Leelanau county, the Sleeping Bear Dunes are a must-see.

When your day of peninsula adventure is over, stroll in downtown Traverse City to browse the amazing shops, and choose one of the endless restaurant options for dinner.

Day Three

After a busy day yesterday, it’s time to relax! Start your day by sleeping in and ordering room service for breakfast. This is a romantic getaway, after all, so go ahead and spend the whole morning together in your hotel room!

After a relaxing morning, take the shuttle to our sister property, the Grand Traverse Resort, for the ultimate in luxury, fun and relaxation. Play a round on one of the three golf courses or visit the pool; then set aside some time to get a couple’s massage at the spa and relax in their incredible space.

When it’s time for dinner, head to the top floor of the resort to find Aerie Restaurant & Lounge. You’ll be blessed with the most beautiful view in the area and a menu packed with amazing food. We highly recommend being there around sunset.

Head back to Turtle Creek and finish the night off with one last trip to the casino floor!

Day Four

For your final day, head to downtown Traverse City to bid your romantic getaway adieu with brunch at the classic Patisserie Amie. You’ll feel as if you’ve been transported to Paris upon entering this sweet eatery.

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