Downtown Traverse City has long been a vacation destination for Midwesterners. It still is, but Downtown TC is more. It is the culture, education and business capital of Northwest Michigan. Visitors will find more than just t-shirt and fudge shops here. Downtown TC is home to Northern Michigan's most diverse cuisine, best shopping and great culture. For a break from great shopping, visitors can take in the Traverse Symphony Orchestra, a play at the Old Town Playhouse, a performance at the historic City Opera House or a great film at the State Theatre, one the best theaters in the country. Visiting one of our many festivals such as the National Cherry Festival, Traverse City Film Festival, Winter Wow!Fest or just taking in the culinary delights during Traverse City Restaurant Week or visiting the fantastic Sara Hardy Farmers Market, will surely not disappoint. Don't forget, outdoor adventures are abundant as Downtown TC is nestled between the Boardman River and West Grand Traverse Bay.