Michigan's Best Three Beach Towns

Summer is prime time to take advantage of three waterfront Michigan towns brimming with innovative cuisine and winning wineries, plus endless water views.

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Traverse City, Michigan
Photo: Brooke Slezak

Traverse City, Michigan

Located on the souther coast of balmy Grand Traverse Bay, Traverse City has emerged as a foodie destination with award-winning chefs and restaurants, and a strong cult following for local brews, vodka, and wine. Thanks to (relatively) mild falls and winters, the surrounding hills are home to more than 30 wineries and white-blossomed orchards that produce 75 percent of the nation's tart cherries.

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