Things To Do With Kids

Not all kids are the same.

We know that. There are plenty of things that should appeal to most little ones around here– beaches, in-land lakes, and ice cream. We also know some kids, though, who‘d be more interested in Glen Lake's Community Library, Traverse City‘s awesome movie theaters, or one of the many regional historical museums. 

There are public playgrounds in Glen Arbor, Empire, and Traverse City.  Some hotels and resorts also have play areas. The Homestead offers a wide range of play areas, and often has package deals to help parents shoulder the costs of traveling with children.

Area Highlights


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