Autumn is an enchanting time in Traverse City -- Michigan’s “True North” – the perfect season for a getaway to what’s become famous as one of America’s top “foodie” towns.

Come to think of it, falI is a wonderful time for a shopping adventure, a round of championship golf, a trip to the magnificent Sleeping Bear Dunes or a romantic excursion to the beautiful Grand Traverse Bay wine country. ( calls this one of America’s Top 10 Fall Foliage Destinations!)

Best of all, autumn can be a great time to enjoy great value, thanks to the “Fab Fall” getaway special being promoted by Traverse City Tourism, the area’s visitor marketing organization. From Sept. 6 through Dec. 15, visitors can enjoy special Fab Fall rates at participating resorts and hotels, plus discounts on shopping, dining, spa services, golf, entertainment and family fun of all kinds.

The specials must be directly booked through participating hotels. (Just make sure to ask for the Fab Fall special.) For more information, including a detailed description of all the goodies and a list of participating hotels, go to