TRAVERSE CITY (WWJ) – The next time somebody makes fun of Michigan, tell them where they can go: TRAVERSE CITY!!

National Geographic says Traverse City is one of the best summer trips for 2012. The magazine calls it one of the biggest little beach towns on the “Third Coast,” the shores of the eight-state Great Lakes coastline.

Among the highlights: sandy beaches, historic lighthouses, rolling orchards, family-friendly festivals, and of course, the Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore.

Click on here to read more about National Geographic’s top picks for summer travel and see why you might choose a Michigan destination vacation.

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