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Suttons Bay

Traverse City, MI
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Type: Landmarks/ Points of Interest
Activities: Driving, Shopping
Description: An area of upscale shopping along a scenic route.
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Brussels
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW

Lovely views, very clean and relatively low traffic compared to the other beach areas. We went as a family and had a nice, peaceful picnic watching the boats go by.

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Michigan
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53 reviews 53 reviews
19 attraction reviews
72 helpful votes 72 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW

Came here in June - very pretty, very small and peaceful. A nice spot for lunch (places seem very "all-American" in terms of food) and some people watching! Good restaurants with outdoor spaces.

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Saint Joseph, Illinois
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26 reviews 26 reviews
12 attraction reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW

This is such a sweet little town. Lots of unique shop with artsy items. One evening I noticed they had someone playing live music in one of the outdoor places downtown. I do however miss their colorful cheerful "Suttons Bay" sign they had as you entered town and the red British phone booth.

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Macomb, Michigan
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14 reviews 14 reviews
6 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW

Suttons Bay is a great little northern Michigan town. It was a great location for a "ladies only" vacation. Plenty of shopping, winery tasting rooms and amazing restaurants. There was so much to do in town that we didn't really get to enjoy the water. I would suggest two days!

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Whitehouse, Ohio
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW

Suttons Bay is a charming village to spend an afternoon. The shops have something for everyone and lots of interesting items. There are a couple of sit down restaurants but not much for lunch that is quick other than a hot dog at the ice cream place. Somehow we missed the Subway on the way in to town.

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Traverse City, Michigan
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84 reviews 84 reviews
25 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

Suttons Bay was small little fishing village that became a gentrified, quaint little village filled with fun shops, great restaurants, and a charm that just lifts the spirits. Don't miss the Art Fair the first weekend of August. Check out their website and see all of the things that are happening. You won't be disappointed.

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Overland, Missouri, United States
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75 reviews 75 reviews
31 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

Very chic place. Lots of artsy shops. The favorite was the garden decor store. You can't miss it, it's covered in garden stakes, statues, and glad garden decor. They are a bit pricey (hanging glass balls at $22) but very pretty!

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Tecumseh, Canada
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

Great small town atmosphere Lots of trails to walk either on the street or on the bay Friendly people and easy to talk to.

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Omaha, Nebraska
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253 reviews 253 reviews
167 attraction reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

The area with all the water and boats is enhanced with several small groups shops and wonderful restaurants

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Lansing
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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

Have always loved the drive up to Suttons Bay, and it's such a beautiful little village. Everyone should go once! Cute shops and adventures around every corner for the kiddos.

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