Three factors combine to draw motor coach tours to Sleeping Bear Dunes throughout the warm weather months. The first and most important of these is the broad appeal of the area's natural beauty and lifestyle to many motor coach patrons. The second of these is that the roads are adequately sized to handle coaches. This feature allows coaches and their passengers to access and see natural resources that might not otherwise be seen. To those, add the fact that quality facilities for lodging, dining and recreating are located within Sleeping Bear Dunes.
For motor coaches, the most popular destinations in the national lakeshore are the Philip A. Hart Visitors Center, the Pierce Stocking Scenic Drive and the Village of Glen Haven. If well-planned with a picnic lunch (a well-liked addition!) all three destinations can be visited in a day.
The most popular destinations in the area are shopping and sightseeing in Leland (including Fishtown); shopping in Glen Arbor and Suttons Bay; and, gaming at the Leelanau Sands Casino in Peshawbestown. All three destinations can be visited in a day if advance plans for dinner are made.