Romance in Bay Harbor, Northern Michigan

There’s something about summer that brings up the romance, and Bay Harbor is the perfect getaway for couples to relax and enjoy each other’s company. With its small-town shops and endless activities, take this summer season to enjoy the best that Michigan can offer. Invite your partner on a special trip for two. Here are a few ideas to get your planning started.

Get your trip started with some friendly competition. Visit Bay Harbor Golf Club and take a few swings on some of the best courses in the world. Often referred to as “The Pebble Beach of the Midwest,” Bay Harbor offers some of the best and most beautiful golf in the country. Challenge your special someone to a game and soak in the amazing views of Lake Michigan while you’re at it.

Looking for a little R&R? The Inn at Bay Harbor offers a spa that is second to none. Check out their couples spa treatments that you can enjoy together. Located right on Little Traverse Bay, the Inn at Bay Harbor is a celebration of tradition, elegance, and service. As a Marriott Autograph Collection resort, it offers world-class amenities and service. Stay here, or check out the renowned Bay Harbor Village Hotel. Located right in the Village, you’ll be close to everything.

Summer is one of the best times to visit Bay Harbor especially because of all of the Lake activities. Charter a fishing boat right from the marina, or take some time to relax by the pool. Paddleboarding and jet skiing are also popular summertime activities that the residents here love and enjoy right in their own backyard.

When you’ve worked up an appetite, take a stroll around the Village at Bay Harbor and enjoy dinner at one of the many restaurants. There’s plenty to choose from. Try Knot Just a Bar for a casual and fun mean overlooking the marina, or check out the new Fox & Rose Fine Provisions, with its artistic reinterpretations of favored classics.

There’s nothing more romantic than a trip to Bay Harbor. Located along five miles of Lake Michigan shoreline, Bay Harbor is a coastal resort community that offers a great place to stay for a day, a week or a lifetime. Enjoy all that it offers, including boating, swimming, and fishing off the shores of Little Traverse Bay, shopping and dining at the many boutique stores and restaurants and staying at the Inn at Bay Harbor or the Bay Harbor Village Suites.

Start planning your summer adventure today by requesting a complimentary copy of Explore Bay Harbor magazine. Through its pages, you’ll find information on the area, local events and tips for planning your trip.

No matter how long you stay, you’ll wish that it could be longer. Go to to learn more about local real estate offerings and about opportunities to become a Bay Harbor resident.