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Peninsula Cellars

Looking for a fun and quasi-educational spot in Traverse City? Look no further than Peninsula Cellars! This winery is a true gem, as it used to be the Maple Grove Schoolhouse that operated from 1896 until 1956. So not only will you get to enjoy amazing drinks, but you'll also get a history lesson with each sip.
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Trattoria Stella

Trattoria Stella in Traverse City, Michigan is a hidden gem of a restaurant that will take your taste buds on a journey they won't forget. I have been waiting to dine here for about a year, but never made the reservations far enough in advance. Located in The Village at Grand Traverse Commons, which was once an asylum, the restaurant is steeped in history and charm. But don't let that fool you - Trattoria Stella is a farm-to-table restaurant that takes its food seriously.
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The Towne Plaza

If you're looking for a cozy and delicious brunch spot in Traverse City, The Towne Plaza is an absolute must-visit! I make it a point to eat breakfast or brunch here each time I visit TC. I think I am on dining experience number 11 here!  I recently had the pleasure of dining at this charming restaurant again and I have nothing but positive things to say. My husband and I were celebrating our first wedding anniversary.
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The Red Spire Brunch House

Looking for a sensational brunch spot in Traverse City? The Red Spire Brunch House, located in the Mercato within the Grand Traverse Commons, is the place for you! Their cozy dining room is the perfect spot for breakfast, brunch, or lunch. And with a warm staff, you can be sure that your meal will be both satisfying and relaxing. My husband and I ate breakfast here while celebrating our first wedding anniversary.
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Red Ginger

If you're looking for a restaurant that's sure to impress on any special occasion, look no further than Red Ginger in Traverse City, Michigan. My husband and I recently celebrated our first wedding anniversary here and were blown away by the service and attention to detail.
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Mari Vineyards

bar area with a beautiful artwork in peninsula cellars
Let me tell you about our experience at Mari Vineyards in Traverse City - it was a true adventure from start to finish! My husband and I stopped in on a Saturday morning as soon as they opened to kick off our anniversary weekend after breakfast at The Red Spire. As soon as we arrived, we were enchanted by the charm and beauty of the Old Mission Peninsula. And then we stepped into Mari Vineyards with their exquisite.
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