Traverse City Travel Tips: Beat the Post-Holiday Blues

We’re in the first full week out of the holidays and for a lot of us, that can mean post-holiday blues.

How do we combat that?

For starters, you can plan something special to look forward to.

Jenny Jenness from Traverse City Tourism has a few tips for keeping that joy close after the most wonderful time of the year.

It can be a hard season for a lot of people, but here in Northern Michigan, we just so happen to live where people vacation.

So this is the time of year to kick it into high gear to fight off those down feelings, while also saving some money on off-season prices, plus avoiding the crowds we know and love in the warmer months.

  • Plan something to look forward to.

Whether you live in Traverse City or you’re a solid drive away, this is the season to plan a weekend out of the house.

Now through April, Traverse City Winter Escape gets you discounted lodging plus special rates on downtown restaurants, entertainment and spa services.

  • Take up a new hobby.

All January and all across the country, people are celebrating Learn to Ski and Snowboard Month.

It’s great because it takes away embarrassment of feeling like you’re the only rookie, and lessons and lift tickets are at reduced rates!

This year Shanty Creek is offering a free season pass to all kids 8 and under who receive a lesson, and they have ongoing discounts and promotions happening every week this month.

  • Get outside and get active, and bonus points if you’re doing it with friends/family.

If skiing and snowboarding are out of your comfort zone, snowshoeing seems to hit a lot of sweet spots.

There are endless trails and opportunities for snowshoeing throughout the region, but this is a fun one.

The Old Mission Snowshoe Wine and Brew takes you on a trek from Brys Estate Vineyard and Winery to Bowers Harbor Vineyards and Jolly Pumpkin Brewery.

You can rent snowshoes or bring your own, and there’s a shuttle that will take any of your purchases back to your final destination (because you get some nice discounts on beverages you want to take home with ticket!).

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