It may seem that a small, secluded coastline of villages would be inaccessible. This is not the case for the Grand Traverse bay area. Road warriors may prefer a  drive 7 hours from Cincinnati, 5 hours from Chicago, or 14 hours from New York City. Cherry Capital is the main airport for Traverse City and nearby cities.

The recently renovated, high tech Cherry Capital Airport is home to 750 domestic and international flights per day. 5 airlines service the airport from major metropolises such as Chicago, Detroit, and Minneapolis. There are non-stop flights from New York City during the height of summer. This high traffic for a small town community shows just how attractive a vacation destination Traverse City is.

Visitors will feel comfortable in the organic architecture of Cherry Capital Airport inspired by Frank Lloyd Wright. Sunlit passageways, open-air restaurants, and gardens acclimate travelers to the Northwest peninsula lifestyle. After travelers breathe the fresh air, a variety of transportation options will lead him or her to their out-of-town accommodations.

Rental cars are the most convenient method of getting around Traverse City. If it is a long flight from home, select a hotel that offers van service. Then, hire a rental car from the resort or hotel.