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Visit Vander Mill Ciders

The Ultimate Guide to Grand Haven: 50 Things to do on a Staycation  33. Visit Vander Mill Cider Mill  Nothing says fall like sweet apple cider and warm cinnamon sugar donuts! Since their opening in 2006, Vander Mill has been producing high quality, innovative cider...

Go on a Fall Color Tour

The Ultimate Guide to Grand Haven: 50 Things to do on a Staycation 32. Go on a Fall Color Tour Experience the splendor of fall in Grand Haven! Sometimes the best way to spend a lazy Sunday afternoon is to go for a drive, and take in nature’s beauty and the fresh...

Go Bowling at Starlite Lanes

The Ultimate Guide to Grand Haven: 50 Things to do on a Staycation  30. Go Bowling at Starlite Lanes Even though the cold weather has appeared, there are still tons of activities to do in the Grand Haven area! On your next staycation, be sure to stop by Starlite Lanes...

Go Golfing at Grand Haven Golf Club

The Ultimate Guide to Grand Haven: 50 Things to do on a Staycation  28. Go Golfing at Grand Haven Golf Club A trip to Grand Haven wouldn't be complete without playing a round of golf with your friends at the Grand Haven Golf Club! The Grand Haven Golf Club isn't just...

Go on a Scenic Run

The Ultimate Guide to Grand Haven: 50 Things to do on a Staycation  27. Go on a Scenic Run  Everyone knows that running is a great way to get in shape, but going to the gym can be a tiresome task. Instead of running on a treadmill, why not get some fresh air, and go...

The Top 5 Salmon Festival Events You Don’t Want To Miss!

  This time of year, everyone in and around the Grand Haven community is gearing up for the annual Salmon Festival! This 3 day event held on September 12th -14th features a wide variety of events and activities for everyone to enjoy! The Salmon Fest is a unique...

Go to the Latest Summer Movie

The Ultimate Guide to Grand Haven: 50 Things to do on a Staycation 22. Go to the Latest Summer Movie    You've spent the entire day working on your tan at the beach, and when the evening came, you watched the sunset from the boardwalk, but now what? Maybe it's time to...

Picnic at Connor Bayou Park

The Ultimate Guide to Grand Haven: 50 Things to do on a Staycation 21. Picnic at Connor Bayou Park  Take a day to unwind, and experience the natural beauty of West Michigan at Connor Bayou! Picnics are a great way to reconnect with nature and bond with family and...

Happy National Dog Day!!

Happy National Dog Day! We love our furry friends here at the Holiday Inn, and are proud to be the only dog friendly full service hotel in the area! While in Grand Haven for your stay, there are several different parks and dog friendly areas you can visit and this...

Visit a Local Brewery

The Ultimate Guide to Grand Haven: 50 Things to do on a Staycation  20. Visit a Local Brewery Craft Beer has become the latest craze national wide, with over 100 breweries located right here in Michigan - finding a local brew on your staycation won’t be hard. We’ll...

Fly a Kite along Lake Michigan!

The Ultimate Guide to Grand Haven: 50 Things to do on a Staycation 18. Fly a Kite along Lake Michigan One thing that never seems to be lacking along the waters of Lake Michigan is wind! The summer breeze keeps our bordering towns cooler than those that lay further...

Take a Day for the Spa

The Ultimate Guide to Grand Haven: 50 Things to do on a Staycation 16. Take a Day for the Spa! Sometimes on vacation we forget to relax; actually more times than not we see families bound to strict schedules trying to make the most of their limited time in Grand...

Craig’s Cruisers

The Ultimate Guide to Grand Haven: 50 Things to do on a Staycation 15. Craig's Cruisers Rainy day have a damper on visiting Grand Haven’s many outdoor activities or have a large family gathering coming to town? Craig’s Cruisers is a local hotspot with four locations...

Fish for a Trophy Catch

The Ultimate Guide to Grand Haven: 50 Things to do on a Staycation 14. Go Fishing for a Trophy Catch West Michigan provides a bounty of fish throughout area waters whether anglers choose to spend their day on the pier, troll Lake Michigan with a Charter Captain, or...

IChallengeU Program Partner!

We were fortunate enough to be a 2014 partner with the Future Prep IChallengeU program this summer! IChallengeU is an intense two week summer opportunity for students to work with master teachers from across the Ottawa Area Intermediate School District. The student...

Enjoy a Delicious Pronto Pup

The Ultimate Guide to Grand Haven: 50 Things to do on a Staycation 13. Enjoy a Delicious Pronto Pup  If you want to know what the locals eat, it’s simple really - Pronto Pups. A West Michigan original, Pronto Pups has been located in Grand Haven since 1947. What is a...

Visit a Local Art Gallery

The Ultimate Guide to Grand Haven: 50 Things to do on a Staycation 11. Visit a Local Art Gallery  Despite its small size, Grand Haven has a variety of exceptional art galleries and displays that support local artists.   Located on Washington Ave, Gallery Uptown is a...

 

 

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