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Pedal Biker Heaven

Here at the Holiday Inn Grand Haven - Spring Lake we are extremely fortunate to be located right off the Lakeside Trail.  This paved and maintained bike path wraps around beautiful Spring Lake. The 25 mile bike path has public restrooms along the way at Central Park...

Tiki Bar & Deck Soft Opening

We are super excited to announce the soft opening for Jack's Tiki Bar & Deck!  Grab a Jack's Signature Rum Bomber at the Tiki Bar and then head over to the deck for a delicious dinner! For the soft opening the Tiki Bar & Deck will be open from 4pm - 11pm...

2018 Grand Haven Tribune People’s Choice

We are happy to announce that our hotel, Grand Haven-Spring Lake Waterfront Holiday Inn, and restaurant, Jack's Waterfront Bistro + Bar, have been nominated in multiple categories for the 2018 Grand Haven Tribune's People's Choice!  Thank you to everyone that...

New Year’s Eve Party

Bring in the New Year with Jack's Waterfront Bistro + Bar and the Spring Lake Holiday Inn Sunday, December 31st from 9pm - 1am Three's a Crowd will be rocking the Grand Ballroom and a DJ will be playing in the bar! There is no cover charge but you need to be 21 or...

SUMMER ISN’T OVER YET!

August 15, 2017 - Join us on the deck of our onsite restaurant, Jack's Waterfront Bistro & Bar for delicious dinner while taking in the sunset along the banks of the Grand River. West Michigan's best musicians play live on the deck every Wednesday through Sunday from...

Grand Haven Salmon Festival 2015

The 12th Annual Salmon Festival is here! September 18 - 20, 2015 Tickets on Sale Now Salmon Fest is completely green! Michigan's only zero-waste-to-landfill festival. Day 1: Sons of American Legion Fish Boil Adults $10, Kids $5...

17 Healthy Snacks for Summetime

Nothing says summer like great treats to cool down with. Here's 3 ways to load up on healthy snacks whether it be for a summer party, a quick bite to eat for the kids, or even to bring along to the beach! 1. Fruit Kebabs Tip: The more variety of fruit the better. Add...

4 Overlooked Tourist Attractions

1) Harbor Trolley Ride This is the perfect way to see the sights and sounds of Grand Haven for a tiny fee, each ride tailored to its crowd. 2) Rosy Mound Nature Area   A trail layered in paths, stairs, and leading up to the sandy beach of Lake Michigan, this trail is...

Soccer in the Sand 2015

Grand Haven does not falter when it comes to summer activities. Soccer in the Sand is no exception. Dates: June 27th & 28th Registration Deadline: June 14th Register Now! What: A two-day small-sided 5v5 beach soccer tournament played in the sand with goalkeepers...

5 Fruits to Pick this Summer

Not only is it a great family activity, but picking your own fruit this summer means you will know exactly where it came from. U-pick is also fresher than those plastic packages from the supermarket. 1) Cherries   Gavin Orchards 16495 40th Ave., Coopersville, MI 49404...

Why is the Musical Fountain a Rite of Passage?

The Musical Fountain 1) The fountain was built in 1963 and has been an appeal of Grand Haven ever since. Whether you are simply touring the area or have lived here you whole life, the Musical Fountain is always beautifully one of a kind. 2) It costs you nothing. Take...

“Paw”some Amenities

As the only dog friendly full service hotel in the area we have some “paw”some amenities! When you bring a furry friend along on times of travel, know that for each dog-friendly room booking, $1 is donated to the Muskegon Humane Society. Additionally, your dog...

TripAdvisor 2015 Certificate of Excellence Winner

  GRAND HAVEN-SPRING LAKE WATERFRONT HOLIDAY INN  AWARDED 2015 TRIPADVISOR CERTIFICATE OF EXCELLENCE   Recognized as a Top Performing Hotel with an Onsite Restaurant as Reviewed by Travelers on the World’s Largest Travel Site   Spring Lake, MI – May 19, 2015 – Grand...

What to do on a Rainy Day: Grand Haven

Relax at your local coffee house Jumpin' Java Coffe House is your perfect fix whether you’re a tea, coffee, or smoothie person! It was voted People’s Choice “Best Coffee House” 12 years in a row. Take your umbrella Downtown Grand Haven for a day of shopping PC:...

5 Musts for Summer 2015 at the Grand Haven Beach

Summer is just around the corner. Here are 5 things that are a must at Grand Haven Beach for 2015: Walk the pier after a swim. The pier is an easy walk from the beach and is a great view of the lake, as well as Grand Haven. Paddleboard Lake Michigan. Sun Sports Rental...

West Michigan Winter Wedding

Holiday Inn is known for their grand tented lawn weddings in the summer months, but has intimate indoor spaces that can often be overlooked. Photo Shoot coordinator, Kendra Higgins of Holiday Inn shares, “Most people think beach weddings and summer sun when planning a...

5 Reasons to attend Winterfest 2015

Winter Fun for Everyone! 1. New Events. This year Winterfest will introduce three new events on Saturday, January 24: Winterfest Bonfire Bash, Dumpster Dive and Long Johns Run. The Winterest Bonfire Bash will have music, movies on a large screen, fire jugglers and a...

Learn to Ski at Pigeon Creek Park

The Ultimate Guide to Grand Haven: 50 Things to do on a Staycation 42. Learn to Ski at Pigeon Creek Park  While Grand Haven is primarily known for its breathtaking beauty and fun activities in the summer, it is also a great place to spend your winter staycation! With...

Get Crafty at The Creative Fringe

The Ultimate Guide to Grand Haven: 50 Things to do on a Staycation  41. Get Crafty at The Creative Fringe  A trip to Grand Haven is not complete until you have visited the best craft store around, The Creative Fringe! Located right in downtown Grand Haven, The...

Spend the Day at the Tri Cities YMCA

The Ultimate Guide to Grand Haven: 50 Things to do on a Staycation  38. Spend the Day at the Tri Cities YMCA Even though it’s too cold outside to go on a scenic run on the boardwalk, you can still get your exercise in during your next staycation at the Tri Cities...

Go Wine Tasting!

The Ultimate Guide to Grand Haven; 50 Things to do on a Staycation   35. Go Wine Tasting! Looking to getaway for a few days, but not sure what to do? How about a trip to Grand Haven for wine tasting! Lemon Creek Winery is a family owned and operated winery that has...

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