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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.

National Park
“There are many things to see and do in the National Park. For first time visitors, the Philip A. Hart Visitor Center in Empire is a great place to start. The highlights you will not want to miss are the Pierce Stocking Scenic Drive and the Dune Climb! ”
  • 95 locals recommend
National Park
““America’s best” beaches, views, trails and quaint Leelanau county towns with interesting shops and eateries. ”
  • 24 locals recommend
Cinema
“The Cherry Bowl Drive In Theatre opened in 1953 in Northwest Michigan, the Cherry Capital of the world. Our screen tower was widened in the late 1950's to accept the "New" phenomenon, "Cinemascope," a larger aspect ratio than was previously available. Look closely during our "Vintage" cartoons to see the size of movies before cinemascope. Our sound system consists of the original vacuum tube motiograph amplifiers, that still power our speakers at the speaker posts. We have also added the option of FM Radio sound so you can hear the entire sound track of the pre-show, feature and vintage footage through your own in car stereo system.”
  • 10 locals recommend
Park
“Always fun to climb the dunes and run back down! In the winter you can sled down!”
  • 20 locals recommend
Park
“A childhood favorite of mine. Sand dunes to climb and trails to hike. Fantastic views of Lake Michigan.”
  • 12 locals recommend
Scenic Viewpoint
“The view is spectacular. Ignore the signs and go to the bottom for a swim...unless you don't think you'll make it back up. ”
  • 16 locals recommend
Bar
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“This is a classic restaurant/bar with pretty good food and a good selection of drinks. It's cash only though so be prepared! ”
  • 26 locals recommend
Scenic Viewpoint
“See and enjoy beautiful views and stops on this windy road with picnic stops along the way”
  • 11 locals recommend
Park
“Another local favorite hiking spot, taking you to breathtaking views of Lake Michigan. Just beautiful!”
  • 15 locals recommend
Brewery
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“Great beer with chill atmosphere. Large outdoor area and live music in summer. Order food from Stone Oven Restaurant next door and bring it to brewery.”
  • 9 locals recommend
Park
“This is a must do for visitors. Not for the faint at heart. It looks easier than it is. You can get to Lake Michigan from the dunes, but it is about a 3 mile hike. Kids love the dunes!”
  • 12 locals recommend
Scenic Viewpoint
“This is a great hiking spot, overlooking Lake Michigan! It is a must see for visitors, and it’s free! Watch out for poison ivy! ”
  • 5 locals recommend
Bakery
“This is a great place for kids and families. Taste wines or sodas and sample the goods in the store. If you're hungry, the Public House has good options for meals and dessert and a fun drink selection. ”
  • 15 locals recommend
Food & Drink Shop
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“This place is great anytime of day. Don't miss their Detroit-style pizza or weekend Bloody Mary bar! ”
  • 11 locals recommend
Route
“Best view of Sleeping Bear Dunes from a bluff high above Lake Michigan. This is one of the original hang glider jumping off points.”
  • 7 locals recommend
Other Great Outdoors
“Head to this section of Glen Arbor for fun clothes/gifts, wine tasting, bike and kayak rentals. A float down the Crystal River is fun and beautiful. In the fall, you can sometimes catch the salmon swimming upstream. ”
  • 12 locals recommend