Named one of “America’s Prettiest Towns” by Forbes Magazine, and an “All- American City” by the National Civic League, downtown Holland’s cobblestone sidewalks line the streets with over 100 locally owned shops, galleries, eateries, and brew pubs. Local shops, live music, and outdoor dining make downtown the place to be!
From the award-winning downtown to the white sandy beaches, you’ll fall in love with Holland’s small-town charm and big-city amenities. Dine along the waterfront or at a local café. Hike to the top of a sand dune or climb to the top of a windmill! Shop for a paddleboard, or a pair of wooden shoes. We recommend you attend our world-famous Tulip Time Festival, visit one of our neighborhood art fairs, enjoy a theatre performance, stroll the downtown sidewalks, or tour a modern college campus. Sail the waters of Lake Michigan or hike the trails in one of our wooded parks. Watch a brilliant sunset over Lake Michigan. No matter what your interests, you won’t be disappointed!
Arguably the best place to be in Holland, Michigan during the summer months, the sandy shores are a favorite getaway. Stroll the white sandy beaches at Laketown, camp out at Holland State Park and enjoy the sun setting over Lake Michigan before retreating back to your campfire, or, walk through a concrete tunnel that actually cuts right through the sand dune at Tunnel Park! There are plenty of beaches in Holland, Michigan to explore this summer. So, take your time, make some memories, and enjoy some of the finest stretches of lakeshore in Michigan.
Hotels in Holland are as varied as the travelers who visit our vibrant city. You can stay downtown in a contemporary, uniquely designed eco-friendly boutique hotel that is Gold LEED Certified, or in one of the larger nationally-known properties.
Downtown Holland is filled with over 100 unique and locally owned shops, boutiques, galleries, eateries, and brew pubs. Whether you’re strolling the cobblestone sidewalks of our charming downtown, visiting a neighborhood retail community, or searching through one of our antique malls, you’ll find outstanding merchandise along with excellent prices and friendly customer service.
Whether you’re looking for a romantic dinner, a get-together with friends, or a family feast, the dining in Holland will suit your tastes and fit your budget.
Things to Do
Enjoy Holland’s natural beauty with a bike ride along miles of paved paths, a hike in the Lake Michigan dunes where you are rewarded with breathtaking views, or stroll the sidewalks of our award-winning downtown. Families can stay busy in any season with a variety of kids’ attractions, an award-winning Aquatic Center, performance theatres, and museums.
November 6, 2019
Plan your winter vacation in Western Michigan along Lake Michigan’s coast to enjoy beautiful scenery and exhilarating activities. Lake Michigan Beachtowns are full of wonder in winter. Marvel at natural ice sculptures as they form before your eyes along the shoreline, or cozy up inside a charming winery, restaurant, or boutique. Tour colorful Christmas lights… Continue reading
September 13, 2019
Fall in West Michigan is one of the most beautiful times of the year. The West Michigan Lakeshore offers a wide range of fall activities, including extraordinary fall color tours through the natural landscape, apple picking, cider tours, hayrides and more. The robust red, orange, and yellow canopy over the fall trails and the historic… Continue reading
May 6, 2019
The Beach Arguably the best place to be in Holland, Michigan during the summer months, the sandy shores are a favorite getaway. Stroll the white sandy beaches at Laketown, camp out at Holland State Park and enjoy the sun setting over Lake Michigan before retreating back to your campfire, or, walk through a concrete tunnel… Continue reading
March 25, 2019
Visit Windmill Island Gardens, one of Holland’s must-see attractions and our very own “treasure island”! Spend an afternoon wandering through 36 acres of beautifully manicured lawns and gardens filled with over 122,000 tulips during our annual Tulip Time Festival; the tulips are replaced with breathtaking annuals and perennials for the summer months. In a nod… Continue reading
March 6, 2019
Holland’s beloved and popular “Big Red” lighthouse, which stands proudly at the south side of the Holland Channel, has a long and rich history dating back to the first structure built on that site in 1870. Currently the lighthouse is owned and maintained by a non-profit lighthouse commission and is Michigan’s most photographed lighthouse. For… Continue reading
February 6, 2019
Finding the perfect place for family fun isn’t hard to do in Holland, Michigan. Whether you are looking for fun outdoor recreation, traditional Dutch activities, or indoor play, there are plenty of options for fun and adventure! Dutch Village One of Holland’s favorite attractions, Dutch Village offers an authentic Dutch experience for the whole family…. Continue reading
Holland is a Pure Michigan delight
Located on the shores of Lake Michigan, you will love the activities, the community, and the lifestyle that makes Holland a favorite Michigan destination!
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