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AS SUMMER WINDS DOWN, there’s no time like the present to tick off some sites on that travel to-do list. The weather is still nice, and many of the popular places Up North that aren’t as easy to enjoy in the height of the summer tourist season will be calmer, quieter, and ready to serve you. Whether you’re a weekend warrior looking for trails to hike or bike, or you’d rather savor the outdoors from a lakeside bistro, the Traverse City and Petoskey areas are extremely inviting this time of year. Check into a hotel by the bay and enjoy a few days of complete comfort.
A little closer to Detroit, you can enjoy the crisper mornings with a weekend of golf, dining, and exceptional views on the shores of Lake Huron in Lexington, Mich. In the city, meanwhile, spending a weekend at MotorCity Casino with a few friends or a group is always in season. Pamper yourself in the spa, dine in a four-star restaurant, or take in a concert. Whatever you decide, you’ll have a great weekend to remember.
MOTORCITY CASINO HOTEL
Guest Information: 2901 Grand River Ave., Detroit, MI 48201
1-877-PLAY-MCC | motorcitycasino.com
WELCOME TO DETROIT’S MOST EXCITING ESCAPE DESTINATION. At MotorCity Casino Hotel, you’ll find a world where you can escape from the everyday. Whether you’re dining at Iridescence, making the slot machines ring out, relaxing at our spa, or seeing a show, you’ll discover what it’s like when excitement, luxury, and pleasure are shaken together to create an experience you can’t get anywhere else.
JUST SEEING THE ROOM IS A WAKE-UP CALL. In our 400 luxurious rooms and suites you’ll find unrivaled elegance coupled with the latest technology and amenities. With complimentary Wi-Fi, on-screen in-room flight updates, decadent bedding and spa bath products, in-room dining, and a business center and fitness center that are available 24 hours a day, it’s like being right at home — only better.
BIG SOUND. UP CLOSE. Enjoy free live music nightly at the intimate Chromatics Lounge, or take in a concert at Sound Board, our live performance theater that features some of the biggest names in entertainment. This 1,500-seat theater puts everyone up close to the performers, and its state-of-the-art sound and lighting technology makes it an intense entertainment experience.
EVERY DAY, WE OFFER A PLACE TO HIDE OUT FROM THE EVERYDAY. D. Tour, our 13,000-square-foot spa, offers thermal whirlpools, large steam rooms, and dry saunas. We have a specialized selection of massage and body treatments so you can pamper yourself with manicures, pedicures, facials, and massages, all designed to revitalize body, mind, and soul.
YOU CAN’T WORK OR PLAY ON AN EMPTY STOMACH. Perfectly executed food, intelligent wine selections, and stunning ambience are on the menu at Iridescence, our AAA Four-Diamond award-winning restaurant. Modern American cuisine is complemented by breathtaking city views and a Wine Spectator award-winning wine list. If you’re in the mood for something a little more casual, the Assembly Line Buffet, The Lodge Diner, Grand River Deli & Burgers, and Little Caesars are guaranteed to get your motor running.
WE’RE IN THE BUSINESS OF UNFORGETTABLE. We offer everything you need to make your next event truly memorable. From cutting-edge presentations to gala banquets, MotorCity Casino Hotel has the right facilities and the right people to make the extraordinary happen. With 67,000 square feet of flexible banquet and meeting space, sophisticated boardrooms, and the state-of-the-art Sound Board theater, you’ll find everything you need to make your next meeting or event legendary.
Guest Information: 800-845-2828 | www.PetoskeyArea.com
THE PETOSKEY AREA IS A BRIGHT IDEA
When you’re ready to take in Michigan’s best and brightest fall color, there’s nowhere like the Petoskey area of northern Michigan.
Along with the famous Tunnel of Trees and its awesome vistas, four other color tours have been mapped out for you, or you can explore on your own. Among the highlights are breathtaking views of Lake Charlevoix and the Jordan River Valley.
What makes fall in the Petoskey area even more special is all there is to do when you’re not enjoying the color. From chairlift rides to apple orchards, the resort communities of Petoskey, Harbor Springs, Bay Harbor, Boyne City, Alanson, and Walloon Lake offer a whole vacation full of things to do.
AWESOME SHOPPING AND DININGâ€‹
Charming shops and restaurants will remind you why vacations are so much fun. You’ll find dozens of unique stores to browse, and there are dining options to satisfy most any foodie.
Bay View, with its nearly 500 Victorian structures, has earned designation as a National Historic Landmark. The fall colors make it magical.
HIKING & BIKING
The Petoskey area is home to some of the most beautiful hiking and biking trails imaginable, some of which hug the Lake Michigan shoreline and offer incredible views.
Visitors can enjoy more than a dozen courses, from nationally rated layouts to economical facilities. Their beauty and quality is often written about in Golf Magazine and Golf Digest.
Small, but with a lot of heart and personality, may best describe the area’s wineries. Nine locations combine to create the Bay View Wine Trail. Sip, sample, and maybe take in a Wine & Paint session.
Choose from quaint country inns, luxurious condominiums, and modern full-service hotels. For more information or lodging help, call the Petoskey Area Visitors Bureau at 800-845-2828 or visit PetoskeyArea.com.
LAKEVIEW HILLS GOLF RESORT
Guest Information: 6560 Peck Rd., Lexington, MI
Main: 810-359-7333 | Pro-shop: 810-359-8901
email@example.com | www.lakeviewhills.com
STAY, PLAY, AND DINE at Lakeview Hills Golf Resort in Lexington. Lakeview offers two exceptional 18-hole courses, lodging, and a chef-inspired menu. Plus, everything’s in one location — and the result is a stress-free setup for stay-and-play packages.
The North Course is the links championship course, and challenges golfers from four sets of tees. It features ponds, heather, and mature, tree-lined fairways. The South Course can be just as demanding, and has an open concept with hills and ponds.
Lakeview Hills Golf Resort wraps the best it has to offer into stay-and-play packages, ensuring you’ll have an enjoyable, stress-free getaway.
Guest Information: www.traversecity.com
800-TRAVERSE | facebook.com/TraverseCityTourism
IT’S SWEATER WEATHER IN TRAVERSE CITY.
This fall, return to a region where apples are plucked from orchards and pressed into award-winning ciders, craft brews, and meads. Wander more than 40 wineries and vineyards as world-class grapes are harvested along Lake Michigan. Explore a bustling downtown of boutiques, restaurants, and galleries, vibrant with crimson leaves and crisp air.
Your northern getaway is home to over 150 inland lakes and 100-plus miles of blue shoreline and trails, including Good Morning America’s “Most Beautiful Place in America”, Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore. Whether a family adventure, a girls’ getaway, or a solo retreat to the 45th Parallel, it’s time to fall in love with Traverse City. Get the season’s lodging discounts and more at TraverseCity.com. It’s also a famous food and wine destination, and a hotbed of craft brewing and distilling. When it comes to shopping and nightlife, this town is pure paradise. You’ll never feel bored here!