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Car Rental in Traverse City, MI

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Traverse City Car Rental & Nearby Locations

Rent a Car in Traverse City, Michigan

From the City Opera House to Clinch Park, a car rental in Traverse City can help you tailor your travels exactly how you want them. Enjoy a day of sophistication as you cruise with a rental car from the Dennos Museum Center to an upscale dinner at Red Ginger. Or spend a relaxing afternoon with a cooler on the beach. 

Whatever your Traverse City vacation looks like, Budget is here to help you get on the road with a cheap car rental at our Cherry Capital Airport rental location


Traverse City Travel Tips

  1. There is only one major highway in Traverse City, and that’s US-31. It starts at the bottom, follows the bay, and leads out of the city. 

  2. Make sure to grab some fresh cherries while you're in town. Traverse City is one of the largest producers of cherries in the US.


Popular Rental Options

Snow, sun, or rain, travel around Traverse Bay and Lake Michigan with a rental car from Budget. From the beach to the vineyard, you’ll be surprised by the variety of places you can visit. 


  • Intermediate SUVs: Reach one of the many vineyards, such as Brys Estate Vineyard & Winery, in an intermediate SUV rental. 

  • 12-Passenger Vans: From girls scouts to a family reunion, travel together in a 12-passenger van rental to destinations like the Huron-Manistee National Forest. 

  • Minivans: Enjoy the extra seating and storage of a minivan rental when planning a road trip to Hiawatha National Forest. 

Get a screaming deal on a cheap car rental when you book with Budget today. Plus, you can always find extra savings on our discount page.

Traverse City Tourist Attractions

Keith J. Charters Traverse City State Park

With a car rental in Traverse City, MI, you can pack swim gear and camping equipment for multiple days of fun. Enjoy a warm sandy beach during the summer and the annual Cherry Festival in the fall. Don’t miss out on this top destination spot! 

Dennos Museum Center

Rent a car and get in touch with your creative side at the Dennos Museum Center. As you tour through, you’ll find an array of art exhibits, along with dance performances and live music. Check out the museum calendar to see what’s happening during your time here.