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Top recommendations from locals

From sightseeing to hidden gems, find out what makes the city unique with the help of the locals who know it best.

Art Gallery
“Founded in 1971, Crooked Tree Arts Center - Petoskey features four galleries, a theater, dance studio, classrooms, a culinary arts kitchen, and much more. They are located in downtown Petoskey, and the galleries are free and open to the public Monday - Saturday.”
  • 13 locals recommend
Spa
“Great place for winter and summer activities. Skiing, Tubing, Zip Lining, Bike Riding, Spa.....check them out online!”
  • 10 locals recommend
Café
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“Great atmosphere. An iconic local hangout. GReat coffee, homemade soups and sandwiches. Seating inside and out back on deck overlooking the bay”
  • 15 locals recommend
Wine Bar
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“Your nearest full-service grocery store, 300 W Lake St, hsiga.com. It does not look like this. ”
  • 4 locals recommend
American Restaurant
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“Casual Dining--One of the area’s favorite après ski spots! Pierson’s has a casual, family friendly vibe with a vintage ski lodge feel. Their menu features a variety of gourmet pub fare and homestyle comfort foods with an impressive drink selection. Between the full bar, arcade games, shuffleboard and extensive menu there is something for the whole family to enjoy. ”
  • 7 locals recommend
Bar
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“Fine Dining--The New York Restaurant in downtown Harbor Springs offers an eclectic cuisine in a comfortable setting, overlooking Little Traverse Bay's waterfront. They feature fine gourmet dining, a professional and attentive wait staff and talented bartenders. The New York restaurant opens daily at 5:00 PM and features nightly appetizer and dinner specials. They offer an Early Bird, buy one-get one, discount on regular menu entrees from 5-5:30 each day. Please come as you are, we do not enforce a dress code.”
  • 7 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Dudley's Deck: waterside dining behind The Pier, serving lunch and early dinner. Fun place”
  • 10 locals recommend
Cinema
“The 25 Cent Family Favorites Movies are nearly free--see their website for the schedule. The Met Live (HD) are streaming events on select dates. The Lyric Theatre is a non-profit organization offering first run, foreign, classic & family favorites movies on Main Street in Harbor Springs, MI. Our three unique theaters each have their own theme & state of the art equipment.”
  • 5 locals recommend
Bar
“A favorite of Locals. Cool atmosphere with jukebox, peanuts and popcorn. Good food!”
  • 10 locals recommend
Brewery
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“Beards has a great location with beautiful views of the bay and games out on the patio. The food is more diverse than you might expect from a brewery!”
  • 10 locals recommend
Bar
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“Great food. Reasonable lunch prices . Pricey for dinner. A favorite with the locals. Indoor and outdoor seating”
  • 8 locals recommend
American Restaurant
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“Warm and lively atmosphere in an historic building (complete with ghost stories)”
  • 9 locals recommend
Scenic Viewpoint
“Try and get to Sunset Park to watch at least one gorgeous sunset over Lake Michigan.”
  • 5 locals recommend
Off-Licence
“We all love our local Coop, which offers a large variety of organic and sustainable food and drink, as well as a deli, tables/seating (with great view of Little Traverse Bay), and bathrooms.”
  • 6 locals recommend
Bar
“Come and check out the area's best food trucks all in one place! This is an indoor/outdoor area with a full bar and lots of great beers on tap. Happys Tacos and Mims Mediterranean are our favorite!”
  • 5 locals recommend
Bar
“Petoskey's craft beer headquarters. Tap 30 also has a curated selection of wine and spirits. The staff has the knowledge to help you find a craft beer you'll enjoy based on your favorite beverages and flavors. Much of the seating is communal, so it's a great place to mingle. They have great food and if you're in the mood for comfort food, try the Tater Tots with jalapeno beer cheese--Yum! If someone in your party prefers cocktails, Pour is their companion bar next door. We have never had a problem floating between the two. ”
  • 5 locals recommend