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Spend Your Spring Break in Traverse City, Michigan

Whether you’re on the hunt for scenic hiking, boutique shopping, even a night at the casinos, Traverse City has you covered! Spring break is the perfect chance to explore Traverse City because you can take advantage of its many attractions while avoiding summer crowds.

Turtle Creek Casino & Hotel wants to help you find activities in Traverse City to fill up your time in the area. We’ve created a list of some of the area’s best spring break activities.

Check out some of the best spring break ideas around Traverse City... 

Hit the Trails

The Traverse City area is booming with great hiking trails! These are just some of our favorites:

Yuba Creek Natural Area

Address: 9657 US-31, Traverse City, MI 49686

Distance from Turtle Creek Casino & Hotel: 5.3 miles

Just a skip and a hop away from Turtle Creek Casino & Hotel, the Yuba Creek Natural Area has streams, wetlands, rare plants, and wildlife. With 413 acres to roam, it’s perfect for a nature walk and has a 3.4-mile groomed path around the reserve.

Leelanau Trail

Address: County Road 633 - Cherry Bend Rd, Traverse City, MI 49684

Distance from Turtle Creek Casino & Hotel: 16.9 miles

If you’re looking to hit the trails with your bike, the Leelanau Trail is the spot! This 17-mile paved trail connects Traverse City to Suttons Bay through the scenery of Leelanau County where you’ll pass by vineyards, orchards, lakes, and forests.

While in Leelanau Country try you luck at our sister property, Leelanau Sands Casino & Lodge. Here you can also visit Big Dex’s for a bite to eat after a day on the trails.

Sleeping Bear Dunes—Sleeping Bear Point Trail

Address: West Sleeping Bear Dr., Glen Arbor, MI, 49636

Distance from Turtle Creek Casino & Hotel: 40 miles

The Sleeping Bear Dunes may be a bit farther from Turtle Creek Casino & Hotel, but the experience and scenery are well worth the drive. One of many trails at Sleeping Bear Dunes, the Sleeping Bear Point Trail, is a 2.5-mile loop perfect for spring wildflowers and birdwatching.

Wineries and Breweries

The Traverse City area has 60+ wineries and breweries that are perfect for you and your group to visit during spring break.

Bonobo Winery

Address: 12011 Center Rd, Traverse City, MI, 49686

Distance from Turtle Creek Casino & Hotel: 18 miles

Bonobo Winery has delicious small plates and features wine made from grapes grown on their 19-acre vineyard on an Old Mission hilltop. Scrumptious food and wine is the perfect pairing in the tasting room’s comforting ambiance that lends itself to wine aficionados and newbies alike.

Black Star Farms

Address: 10844 E Revold Rd., Suttons Bay, MI, 49682

Distance from Turtle Creek Casino & Hotel: 24 miles

Located in Sutton Bay, this 160-acre estate offers wine tasting and so much more. While there check out the many hiking trails and stay for a meal.

The Workshop Brewing Company

Address: 221 Garland St., Traverse City, MI, 49684

Distance from Turtle Creek Casino & Hotel: 12 miles

For craft beer, great food, and welcoming service, check out The Workshop Brewing Company!

Activities for Any Day

Rain or shine, these things to do in Traverse City during spring break are great for indoor exploration and fun.

The Village at Grand Traverse Commons

Address: 830 Cottageview Dr., Ste 101, Traverse City, MI, 49684

Distance from Turtle Creek Casino & Hotel: 13 miles

Located on the grounds of the historic former Traverse City State Hospital, the Village at Grand Traverse Commons is filled with rich history and preserved 19th-century architecture. Enjoy a range of dining options, walkable woods, and the Mercato with numerous unique boutiques.

Downtown Traverse City

Address: 303 E State St., Traverse City, MI, 49684

Distance from Turtle Creek Casino & Hotel: 11 miles

A cultural hub for art and expression, downtown Traverse City offers everything from clothes shopping and home décor to a variety of unique dining and coffee options. Stop by the State Theatre to catch a movie on the weekend!

The Den at Grand Traverse Resort and Spa

Address: 100 Grand Traverse Village Boulevard, Acme, MI 49610

Distance from Turtle Creek Casino & Hotel: 3.5 miles

The Den is packed with fun! Here you can try an escape room, axe throwing, virtual reality, bowling, and play at the arcade. You can book your experience right on their website. The Den is one of the best spring break activities for kids and adults alike.

Enjoy a Spa Day at Grand Traverse Resort and Spa

Address: 100 Grand Traverse Village Boulevard, Acme, MI 49610

Distance from Turtle Creek Casino & Hotel: 3.5 miles

Take a time to relax with spa services at nearby Grand Traverse Resort and Spa. With a range of massages, facials, and manicures, you’re in for a treat! Book online or call (231) 534-6750 to schedule your services.

There’s even a shuttle service for your convenience between Turtle Creek Casino & Hotel and Grand Traverse Resort and Spa.

Book Your Spring Break in Traverse City Today!

Turtle Creek Casino & Hotel, just a quick drive from Traverse City, is the perfect destination for your up-north spring break getaway and is proud to be a part of the many exciting Traverse City attractions.

Don’t forget to have fun and try your luck at Turtle Creek Casino & Hotel then relax and unwind after your time playing and adventuring around Traverse City.  

Enjoy your spring break in Traverse City with a stay at Turtle Creek Casino & Hotel. Call us at (800) 922-2946 or book your room online.

 

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