Located on the beautiful Grand Traverse Bay, 250 miles north of Detroit and 100 miles south of the Mackinac Bridge, Traverse City is one of the most beautiful, progressive, and unique LGBT vacation destinations in the United States.

Tucked into quaint Northern Michigan, Up North Pride's home is a medium-sized city with small-town roots, endless charm, and world-class dining, culture and nature.  Traverse City is a breathtaking place to visit, a wonderful place to live and Up North Pride is held at the beginning of the peak season.

Plan your trip to Up North Pride using the MyNorth Vacation Guide to Traverse City, an interactive online magazine produced by the staff at Traverse, Northern Michigan’s Magazine. Or take a Video Vacation to Traverse City on MyNorth.com right now.

Visit the Traverse City Convention and Visitors Bureau web site for complete information about visiting the Traverse City region.

About Traverse City


Getting Here

Traverse City is Michigan's premier LGBT vacation destination located in the northwest corner of Michigan’s lower peninsula in the resort region on Grand Traverse Bay. Click here for a map of Traverse City.

By Car

250 miles from Detroit
150 miles from Grand Rapids
180 miles from Lansing
182 miles from Flint
305 miles from Chicago
403 miles from Cleveland
891 miles from New York City

Downtown parking at the Larry C. Hardy or Old Town parking decks

By Bus

Bay Area Transportation Authority: 231-941-2324
By the Bay Tours: 231-932-1065
Greyhound Buslines: 800-231-2222

By Plane

Delta, American, and United provide flights into Traverse City’s Cherry Capital Airport (TVC, 231-947-2250). The airport is 2.5 miles from downtown. All major car rental agencies provide service at the airport.

By Ferry

The S.S. Badger car ferry provides a shortcut across Lake Michigan from Manitowoc, Wisconsin to Ludington, Michigan.