Grand Haven

Travel Guide

Lighthouses twinkle over the sandy beaches of Lake Michigan and parks stretch out along the Grand River in this charming historical city. 

Grand Haven is famous for its freshwater beaches. Spend warm days relaxing on the sand or dining in the Marina restaurants. This is the perfect destination for a laid-back summer vacation.

Walk along the boardwalk that juts out onto Lake Michigan at the mouth of the river. Take photos with the picturesque red lighthouses in the background and move closer for a better look. Visit in winter to see the structures covered in wind-blown ice formations.

Put on a swimsuit and go down to the water’s edge to find out why Grand Haven’s beaches have won so many national awards. Watch surfers catch a wave at Grand Haven State Park or relax on the natural beaches of Kirk Park.

Join a sailing tour to enjoy the sunshine and scenery on the lake and cruise down the river on a small motorboat. Catch your dinner on a fishing charter or do some stand-up paddleboarding. For greater thrills try kiteboarding or guided scuba diving.

Venture into town to admire old architecture and participate in traditional activities. Ride the historic trolleybus that rumbles through town from the Chinook Pier and catch the narrative tour to learn about the city’s history and landmarks.

Stroll through town for shopping at numerous gift stores. Eat freshly caught fish and visit the microbreweries to sample local beer. Walk past the musical fountain in the evening to see the interesting light display.

Time your vacation to coincide with one of the festivals. Pick up Christmas gifts, fine artworks and crafts at the Grand Haven Art Festival in summer. Bring kids to see the Jingle Bell Parade at Christmas time.

Grand Haven provides an unforgettable backdrop to a family vacation.

Enjoy even more activities, with mountain biking, trekking, wine tasting and canoeing available in and around the city.

Rodeway Inn
Rodeway Inn
2 out of 5
1010 S Beacon Blvd, Grand Haven, MI
The price is £51 per night from 1 Nov to 1 Nov
Situated near the beach, this hotel is within 2 miles (3 km) of Lake Michigan, Grand Haven Beach and Grand Haven State Park. Hoffmaster State Park and Kirk Park ...
3.5/5 Good! (719 reviews)
"Good value for the money, will stay there again. Noisy neighbors above me but just circumstance, just happened to end up in room beneath them."

Reviewed on 22 Oct 2021

Rodeway Inn
Best Western Beacon Inn
Best Western Beacon Inn
2.5 out of 5
1525 S Beacon Boulevard, Grand Haven, MI
The price is £67 per night from 7 Nov to 7 Nov
Situated in Grand Haven, this hotel is within 2 miles (3 km) of Lake Michigan, Grand Haven Beach and Grand Haven State Park. Hoffmaster State Park and Kirk Park ...
4.1/5 Very Good! (710 reviews)
"Staff accomodated our handicapped travel needs very well. Very handy location for getting around Grand Haven area."

Reviewed on 22 Oct 2021

Best Western Beacon Inn
Baymont by Wyndham Grand Haven
Baymont by Wyndham Grand Haven
2.5 out of 5
1500 South Beacon Boulevard, Grand Haven, MI
The price is £53 per night from 8 Nov to 8 Nov
Situated in Grand Haven, this hotel is within 3 miles (5 km) of Lake Michigan, Grand Haven Beach and Grand Haven State Park. Hoffmaster State Park and Kirk Park ...
3.6/5 Good! (708 reviews)
"Great location. Maybe it was the weekend I was there, but it was very noisy. Breakfast area was a mess and nothing was replenished. Staff was very nice."

Reviewed on 18 Oct 2021

Baymont by Wyndham Grand Haven
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.
Captain's Cottage Suites
Captain's Cottage Suites
2.5 out of 5
19 Clinton Street, Grand Haven, MI
The price is £109 per night from 28 Oct to 28 Oct
Situated near the beach, this cottage is within a 15-minute walk of Grand Haven State Park and Grand Haven Beach. Lake Michigan is 1 mi (1.6 km) away.
4.7/5 Exceptional! (111 reviews)
"Wonderful place to stay, i recommend it to my friends."

Reviewed on 1 Sep 2021

Captain's Cottage Suites
32' Beautiful West Michigan hideaway
32' Beautiful West Michigan hideaway
12816 112th Ave, Grand Haven, MI
The price is £121 per night from 28 Oct to 28 Oct
Situated in a rural location, this holiday home is 2 mi (3.2 km) from Bass River State Recreation Area and within 12 miles (20 km) of Pigeon Creek Park and Grand ...
3.3/5 (3 reviews)
RV Stay
"RV was very clean and accommodating. The town of Grand Haven was a further drive than we would have liked. TV sure looked a heck of a lot larger than pictured. Not sure what we expected but it felt a little uncomfortable staying on someones property. These are all personal preferences but overall ..."

Reviewed on 27 Jul 2021

32' Beautiful West Michigan hideaway
☀️🌊 Gorgeous 2BDR Condo in Grand Haven!
☀️🌊 Gorgeous 2BDR Condo in Grand Haven!
530 Miller Dr #212, Grand Haven, MI
The price is £302 per night from 31 Oct to 31 Oct
Located in the heart of Grand Haven, this historic condo is within 3 miles (5 km) of Grand Haven State Park, Grand Haven Beach and Lake Michigan. Hoffmaster ...
5/5 Exceptional! (3 reviews)
Very clean and nicely located
"Walked to Paisley Pig Gastro pub for dinner. Great area nice condo"

Reviewed on 4 Oct 2021

☀️🌊 Gorgeous 2BDR Condo in Grand Haven!
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

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