Your best girl is getting married, and it’s on you to plan her last fling before the ring! There is no better way to celebrate ahead of the big day than rounding up your bride tribe and heading Up North to the lake. Here are the best things to do in the Petoskey and Charlevoix area for your perfect, Up North bachelorette weekend!
Catamaran Cruise on Round Lake
Board the Sunshine II Catamaran in beautiful downtown Charlevoix for a private cruise of Round Lake and the shoreline of Lake Michigan.This amazing custom sailing catamaran is 40 foot long, 24 foot wide, providing a smooth ride and plenty of room to relax and experience the sparkling blue water and sunshine. Summertime in Northern Michigan at its best and one of the fun things Charlevoix has to offer!
Michigan Food Tours
Northern Michigan has arrived as a foodie destination, bound to satisfy the appetite of your epicurean bride. Join Michigan Food Tours for a walk through some of Michigan's fantastic downtowns. You'll learn some history while sampling Michigan flavors from up to six restaurants per tour. Book a private tour for your squad in one of two cities – for the best Charlevoix or Petoskey have to offer.
There are 12 wineries to explore in Michigan’s newest wine region, the Petoskey Wine Region. The grapes and wines that make up the Petoskey Wine Region thrive in cold temperatures, producing deep, inviting flavors and some award-winning rosés, because nothing says bachelorette party like #RoséAllDay. Book a private tour aboard the stylish, 9-passanger Vine Ride van, making transportation a breeze.
Laughter and conversation flow easily around a beautifully set afternoon tea. Set on the glittering shores of Little Traverse Bay, the Inn at Bay Harbor is the perfect setting to gather and celebrate your bride-to-be. Tea is served daily from 2-4pm. Call the Inn Café at 231.439.4066 to make your reservation.
Spa Day at Boyne Mountain
Unwind, let loose and treat your bride to an indulgent, Alpine spa experience. The Spa at Boyne Mountain offers everything from massage and facials, to nail treatment. Spa admission includes access to relaxation lounges, whirlpool, steam room and cedar sauna, spa pool courtyard, fitness facilities and group exercise classes for a day of blissful relaxation. With on-site lodging and dinging, Boyne Mountain is a one-stop party stop.
DIY Crafting Class
Nestled in an adorable loft space in one of Northern Michigan’s most picturesque downtowns is Gather, a festive do-it-yourself studio in Harbor Springs. Gather offers fresh, fun DIY classes like macramé, modern embroidery, jewelry making, string art you name it. Book a private class for your crafty bride and bring a couple of bottle of bubbly along to share around Gather’s cute community table.
Tapas Al Fresco
Can you think of anything better than dining al fresco with a few bottles of wine? The Horton Bay General Store has been a local institution since 1876, located just north of Boyne City in Ernest Hemingway’s backyard. They offer an amazing tapas menu in the Store’s sweet back yard on the weekends. This is one of the best summertime spots in Northern Michigan and an authentic taste of the area for your bachelorette bash. Make sure to call ahead as they book up fast!