Good Housekeeping named Traverse City as a top family travel destination in the country. The announcement was made this week with the unveiling of the publication’s 2024 Best Family Travel Awards. The full list of award winners is available at
Traverse City was named as one of the “Top Must-See Cities” in the country. “This is a great honor,” says Trevor Tkach (Tah-Koch), President of Traverse City Tourism. “Thanks to the natural resources and year-round activities, Traverse City has a great reputation as an outstanding place to bring the family.”
Tkach notes some of the top family attractions include hundreds of miles of hiking and biking trails, water activities on Lake Michigan and Grand Traverse Bay, the Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore, unrivaled events like the National Cherry Festival, and lodging properties that cater to families.
According to its website, Good Housekeeping presented the award after conducting an on-site visit. It looked at criteria such as family friendliness, amenities, food, value, quality, and inclusivity. The publication praised the family-friendly activities like “The Secret Garden” at Brys Estate and hitting the multiple pools at Grand Traverse Resort and Spa.
“The meticulous selection process underscores why Traverse City stands out as an ideal destination for a family vacation, making the award all the more meaningful," says Tkach.