Located on the striking shores of Grand Traverse Bay, 250 miles north of Detroit and 100 miles south of the Mackinac Bridge, Traverse City is without a doubt one of the most beautiful and unique resort regions in the United States.

Relatively far from the maddening crowd, the Traverse City Film Festival’s home is a medium-sized city with the heart of a small town and a charm all its own.

Traverse City offers gourmet restaurants, boating, beaches, and the magnificent Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore, Voted Good Morning America’s Most Beautiful Place in America. It’s a wonderful place to visit, and the festival is held at the very best time of year.

Visit the Traverse City Tourism website for complete information about visiting the Grand Traverse region.


Traverse City is 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 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 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