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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.

Creperie
“Serving Crepes but the real treat is the most delicious, house made ice cream. ”
  • 5 locals recommend
American Restaurant
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“The Villager Pub has been apart of Charlevoix for a very long time. They have amazing white fish dinners, and a full bar as well. The long island Ice Tea's are strong so be careful :)”
  • 12 locals recommend
Restaurant
“One of my very favorites. Located near Round Lake and Belvedere Club. Quaint Inn with really good food. Nice bar too.”
  • 6 locals recommend
Library
“The grounds and building are Beautiful! The easy walk from main street downtown Charlevoix through a quaint section of pretty older homes will have you looking left and right. On occasion there is free live music in the courtyard of the library. ”
  • 7 locals recommend
Beer Bar
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“Newer addition to Charlevoix. Great please to hang out with friends and family and have a drink and relax.”
  • 6 locals recommend
Restaurant
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“Located right off the Round Lake Channel with deck seating, perfect for late night cocktails and apps. ”
  • 8 locals recommend
Multiplex
“Great movies, great snacks (Beer, Wine, and Smoothie options) and also the center of Live from Charlevoix events in our shoulder season. ”
  • 4 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Super good fine-dining in downtown Charlevoix! The service is excellent, and the food is very well prepared. The owner and occasional chef is a culinary school graduate from New York who only serves up fresh fish - even in winter time. Definitely on to check out for a date night or group dinner.”
  • 8 locals recommend
Dance Studio
“Northern Michigan is an art Mecca, and Charlevoix Circle of Arts has a rotating collection of exhibits that showcase the world famous Charlevoix artists that make up our beautiful community. A gift shop, Yoga, Dance, and art classes round out this non-profit art center!”
  • 1 local recommends
Bar
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“A relaxed alehouse with a water views. Features local craft brews and an area sourced bar menu. Has very high ratings. ”
  • 5 locals recommend
Restaurant
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“Best Breakfast in Charlevoix, with excellent burgers and lunch sandwiches. Located close to Michigan Beach, and with outdoor seating. Try the "Bacon Jam Burger" if you get a chance!”
  • 6 locals recommend
Beach
“This is a beautiful park (beach) on Lake Charlevoix. Pavilions can be rented for family reunions and parties. Ferry Beach park has an abundant amount of trees that provide shades and a nice beach front where you can bask and play in the sun. Has gorgeous views too. Grab the beach chairs and umbrella from Wishing Well and enjoy a summer day. Sun in the fun. ”
  • 5 locals recommend
Restaurant
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“Harwood gold has good coffee, but also excellent meat pies and maple syrup in more ways than you could ever imagine. Lots of samples and an awesome ambiance. The maple syrup all comes from their farm right in Charlevoix. ”
  • 5 locals recommend
Route
“From our local grocery store, to the Maison Jardin and The Charlevoix Clothing Company... or The Rocking Horse toy store.... We have tons of shops with cute, fun, practical, whimsical, and entertaining gifts for everyone on your list.... ”
  • 3 locals recommend
Bicycle Store
“Really great place to rent a bike or get a bike repaired. The owner is very knowledgable too.”
  • 3 locals recommend
American Restaurant
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“We are a little partial to this place, as Shannon and Alison met here in 2009 when it was called, "Whitney's Oyster Bar". Its a fun place to catch live music, which is commonly on the open-air rooftop. ”
  • 5 locals recommend