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Suttons Bay

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Address: , Traverse City, MI
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Activities: Driving, Shopping
Description: An area of upscale shopping along a scenic route.

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when visiting Traverse City. Just up the road, 20 miles, this town has it all. The ride alone is worth the trip, to the left is vineyards, to the right is the bay. In Sutton's Bay... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 30, 2015
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Temple City, California
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Temple City, California
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81 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

when visiting Traverse City. Just up the road, 20 miles, this town has it all. The ride alone is worth the trip, to the left is vineyards, to the right is the bay. In Sutton's Bay there is plenty of stores to meander through and an abundance of restaurants. Even the theater is inviting, a chance to do something other... More 

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Traverse City, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW via mobile

Suttons Bay is a very nice tourist destination for ambulatory shopping and harbor viewing. Multiple shops, Restaurants and a theater are all walkable in a three block area. I counted about 4 or 5 restaurants and all are quality and reasonable. Visiting by boat or car is very easily accomplished due to the walkable nature of the town. Bahles clothing... More 

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Japan
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

A unique set of shops and restaurants with a park and beach nearby make Suttons Bay a perfect afternoon getaway from Traverse City. Plan to spend a good chunk of your M22 road trip here, its one of my favorite spots in the whole world!

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Swartz Creek, Michigan
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

Most beautiful place on earth. Hubby & I visited here for our anniversary & enjoyed every min of it!

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Carmel, Indiana
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

We drove up for an afternoon when the weather was supposed to be a little cooler. There's a big beautiful clean beach, a beautiful marina, and tons of little shops and restaurants. We wandered around and did some shopping, checked out the water, then had dinner. There wasn't any one specific thing that made this experience stand out, just more... More 

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Cincinnati
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

Stopped for the day and enjoyed the shopping and people that work there. People were so pleasant and the shopping was a fun experience. Many art type buisnesses. Nice not to see a lot of tee shirt shops.

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Fremont, Ohio
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

We have always loved visiting Michigan in the summer. But we could never find a place that was a perfect fit until Suttons Bay. The beautiful Traverse Bay, great dining, walkable town, unique shops, great beach, quaint marina all add to the allure. Then it's central location to the rest if the peninsula and access to Traverse City give this... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

We love visiting Suttons Bay. We walk out to the Marina and look at all the boats. Also enjoy walking around shopping and getting some ice cream!

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Chicago, Illinois
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

Very cute town, beautiful view of the bay, great dock area. Nice smaller downtown with several good restaurants. Many of the shops are the same as in Leland or Traverse City

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California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

Great little stores and dining all on the West Arm of Grand Traverse Bay...make sure and stop a while and shop eat and relax!

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