15 of the most relaxing towns from coast to coast


Traverse City, Michigan

Midwesterners who don’t want to travel too far to find a little slice of heaven often find the perfect escape in Traverse City, Michigan. It’s not the most exotic place on earth, but it is friendly, beautiful, and affordable. Traverse City is a relaxing and eye-catching place to get lost in and around. That said, the National Cherry Festival and the Traverse City Film Festival both draw crowds, so if you’d rather explore state parks and nature reserves during a quiet month, July might be the one to avoid.

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