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Jay Gorter

A Behind The Scenes Look at ExploreTC Filming

We had fun filming last week at The Village at Grand Traverse Commons! Watch for our new ExploreTC segment coming soon featuring Higher Grounds Trading Co., Left Foot Charley Winery, and Gallery Fifty.

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Reflect Bistro Inside Cambria Suites

Reflect Bistro inside the Cambria Suites is unlike any other restaurant in Traverse City. Enjoy a meal of casual elegance with a northern Michigan influence. Relax and unwind after a long day of travel at Reflect Bistro and Lounge.

Reflect Restuarant at Cambria Suites – Traverse City from ExploreTC on Vimeo.

House of Doggs in Traverse City

Today we’re at a real hot dog joint in downtown Traverse City! At the House of Doggs, you can enjoy decades of music memorabilia while enjoying a custom gourmet dog.

Check out our latest ExploreTC segment featuring the best doggs in Traverse City…


Traverse City – House of Doggs from ExploreTC on Vimeo.

New Signs at Traverse City Tourism

Have you stopped in to the Traverse City Tourism offices lately? Next time you’re in the area, stop by for a visit and check out their brand new TV screens installed by our parent company, Visitors Media!

These beautiful new screens were installed to enhance the visitor experience. One screen displays upcoming local events, one displays popular photos taken by Traverse City Tourism, and the last displays videos about our area.

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Little Bohemia on West Front Street

Little Bohemia is a family-friendly neighborhood tavern on West Front Street in Traverse City. The olive burger is a must-have and has been rated #1 by the Traverse City Tourism. From prime rib to lasagna and eggplant to cherry bread pudding, you’ll want to make Little Bohemia a regular stop.

Traverse City – Little Bohemia from ExploreTC on Vimeo.

Haberdashers in Paradise – Captain’s Quarters Traverse City

The Captain’s Quarters has tailored their marketing message to reach Traverse City visitors on ExploreTC! Check out Maurie Allen in Haberdashers in Paradise.

Traverse City – Captain’s Quarters Haberdashers in Paradise from ExploreTC on Vimeo.

Parking in Downtown Traverse City

Parking in Downtown Traverse City has never been easier! Check out our latest segment of ExploreTC in which we visit our beautiful downtown area. With way-finding signs, several parking structures, and even metered spots payable by your smartphone, you’ll find it very easy to park downtown.

Traverse City is a jewel alive with a rhythm all its own. You’ll quickly see why Traverse City was named one of the top 10 small towns in America when you Explore TC.

Downtown Traverse City Parking from ExploreTC on Vimeo.

Win a Private Charter For 6 on Grand Traverse Bay

We would love to hear your ideas for a future ExploreTC segment. It’s so easy to enter – either use the Facebook post below or just head on over to our Facebook Page, ‘Like’ ExploreTC, and enter your idea below the photo of Scout. One lucky person will win a trip for six aboard Scout on Grand Traverse Bay.

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Traverse City Wine Tasting Tips

Brandy from Traverse Traveler shares some Traverse City wine tasting tips with us in our newest edition of ExploreTC! The Traverse City area is packed with amazing wineries, so plan your trip ahead of time and check out these great tips…

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Traverse City ExploreTC Wine Tasting Ideas from ExploreTC on Vimeo.

Explore the Romantic Side of Traverse City

It’s true that Traverse City is a great place for a family vacation, but it is also one of the most romantic destinations in the Midwest. From a hot air balloon ride and wine tasting on a top U.S. coastline drive to completing your day with a sunset sail on Grand Traverse Bay, romance is waiting for you as you explore TC.

ExploreTC Romance Traverse City from ExploreTC on Vimeo.

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