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Top recommendations from locals

From sightseeing to hidden gems, find out what makes the city unique with the help of the locals who know it best.

Bar
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“This is a classic restaurant/bar with pretty good food and a good selection of drinks. It's cash only though so be prepared! ”
  • 26 locals recommend
Bakery
“This is a great place for kids and families. Taste wines or sodas and sample the goods in the store. If you're hungry, the Public House has good options for meals and dessert and a fun drink selection. ”
  • 15 locals recommend
Other Great Outdoors
“Head to this section of Glen Arbor for fun clothes/gifts, wine tasting, bike and kayak rentals. A float down the Crystal River is fun and beautiful. In the fall, you can sometimes catch the salmon swimming upstream. ”
  • 12 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Boonedocks All-American menu offers a variety of steaks, fish, soups, salads and sandwiches.”
  • 11 locals recommend
Cafe
“There are lots of good options here for coffee lovers and the vibe is unpretentious and relaxed. They serve some pastries too if you're hungry. ”
  • 7 locals recommend
Route
“Great biking and walking trail. Ride the whole thing from Empire to Point Oneida, stopping along the way for cherry treats and brews in Glen Arbor. Don't miss the Crystal River on your way through. ”
  • 3 locals recommend
Restaurant
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“Incredible food with a view of Lake Michigan. Chef Randy is a genius in the kitchen and we've loved every meal we've had at Blu. This is a busy, special occasion restaurant so reservations required. Don't miss your chance to dine at Blu if you can, it is an experience!!”
  • 5 locals recommend
City
“Visit the Sleeping Bear Sand Dunes in Glen Arbor. Make sure you stop by Cherry Republic for everything cherry and eat at Art's Tavern (cash only)! Take a kayaking trip down the Crystal River (rent a kayak from Crystal River Outfitters). ”
  • 21 locals recommend
Home Goods Store
“This place is one of my favorite places to shop. Georgia has everything from local pillows, towels, signs and keyrings, to beautiful home decor and gourmet food. This is a must see shop in Glen Arbor!! ”
  • 1 local recommends
Clothing Store
“M22 is a retail store and wine tasting room, one of 2 tasting rooms in Glen Arbor”
  • 2 locals recommend
Restaurant
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  • 1 local recommends
Liquor Store
“Awesome, slightly secret (for now) wine bar within walking distance of downtown. Get a glass or a flight and head to the backyard where there are TONS of games. Im talking bocce ball, volleyball, cornhole, and more. KID FRIENDLY ”
  • 1 local recommends
Restaurant
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“Breakfast here can't be beat. Food is good and fresh and there are some pretty good vegetarian options if desired. Dinners are good here too! ”
  • 2 locals recommend
Route
  • 1 local recommends
Route
“Small public beach at the end of the road, bon fire pits for public use, awesome sunsets!”
  • 1 local recommends