Traverse City is located in the desirable (and gorgeous) area of northern Michigan and is often referred to as the "Caribbean of the north" during Michigan's Summer months. Getting to Northern Michigan is EASY! With many non-stop and one-stop flights arriving and departing from every corner of the United States, travel by way of Traverse City's Cherry Capital Airport is CONVENIENT. Northern Michigan’s regional airport – Cherry Capital (TVC) is serviced by American, Delta, and United.  Attendees may also want to consider flight options to Grand Rapids International Airport (GRR) as this may offer more non-stop solutions. Once you land in Grand Rapids, MI you will have just under a 2.5 hour drive from Grand Rapids to Traverse City. 

Traverse City is also accessible by Ferry (well, sort of) if you are coming from Wisconsin. The S.S. Badger is the way to go. Take a scenic drive of 90 from Ludington, MI to Traverse City. Ludington is the home port of the Lake Michigan Carferry, and a wonderful community to visit. From Manitowoc, Wisconsin, you can board the S.S. Badger carferry and enjoy a relaxing four hour cruise to Ludington, MI. 

Finally, Traverse City is less than a 6 hour drive from the following major cities:

  • Detroit

  • Chicago

  • Green Bay

  • Milwaukee

  • Cleveland

  • Columbus

  • Indianapolis

  • Toronto