Things To Do In Northwest Michigan

Acme and the Traverse City region are truly among the most vibrant destinations in the world – and filled with incredible things to do in Northwest Michigan. Reconnect with nature, explore freshwater rivers and lakes, discover acclaimed restaurants, wineries, and distilleries, and experience the best in shopping and cultural events – Sleep Inn is the perfect, centrally located home base to do and see it all.  

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The Traverse City Region

This thriving area of Northern Michigan makes for an ideal getaway any time of year. One of the top foodie destinations in the country, the region is dotted with nationally and internationally recognized restaurants and award-winning wineries. Annual festivals like the National Cherry Festival, Traverse City Film Festival, and the Great Lakes Equestrian Festival draw visitors from around the globe, as do the area's natural wonders, from freshwater lakes, rivers, and scenic vistas to the #1 most beautiful place in America, Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore. 

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Wineries, Microbreweries
& Distilleries

Our region of Michigan is now producing some of the most celebrated wines in the country, and award-winning vineyards and wineries are plentiful – and open year round. Located amongst incredible peninsulas that used to be mostly inhabited by cherry trees, the crops are now split more between grape vines, hops fields, and the region's beloved fruit trees. So don't forget about the small-batch distilleries and craft brewers working their magic, as well – and may your glass always be half-full.

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Freshwater Lakes & Rivers

Michigan is home to the longest freshwater coastline in the world, and the Grand Traverse County alone is home to more than 50. The teal-blue inland lakes are incredible as well – nearby Torch Lake is widely considered the top-rated inland lake in the world, with Glen Lake a close second. And with Boardman River winding right through downtown Traverse City, there are so many ways to connect with nature through recreation or relaxation in any number of experiences, some just minutes from Sleep Inn.

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Sleeping Bear Sand Dunes National Lakeshore

This breathtaking 64-mile curve of beaches, islands, coves and dunes – some as high as 400 feet above the water. The Pierce Stocking Scenic Drive is a destination for overlooks, explore beaches and trails, or take a ferryboat ride to the beautiful Manitou Islands.

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Downtown Traverse City features an eclectic mix of locally owned boutiques, galleries and shopping experiences, perfect for a day spent seeking retail therapy.

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Top Foodie Destination

There's no better place to dine. The farms, fields, and waters of Northern Michigan lend themselves to delicious meals at every time of day, with your choice of waterfront views, sunshine-filled patio dining, or intimate, candlelit evenings.