From the award-winning downtown to the white sandy beaches, you’ll fall in love with Holland Michigan’s small-town charm and big-city amenities!
Arguably the best place to spend your time in Holland during the summer months are the sandy shores of Lake Michigan. Take a leisurely stroll at Laketown beach, camp out at Holland State Park, enjoy the sun setting over Lake Michigan, or, walk through a tunnel that cuts through a 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.
If you’re looking for a picturesque getaway on the lakeshore, Holland provides. With an iconic windmill and lighthouse, lakeside boardwalk, dune hike, and a charming downtown, Holland may be the most photogenic of West Michigan’s beach towns. Hop aboard the Holland Princess and enjoy a tour of Lake Macatawa and Lake Michigan while you enjoy your lunch or dinner. Bring your camera to capture “Big Red” Lighthouse and the beauty of the coastline.
Climb, Swim, Relax in
On your way to Holland State Park make sure to stop at Mt. Pisgah. The 239-step climb to the top of the sand dune has of the most fantastic views of Lake Michigan. From this vantage you can get a stunning picture of Lake Macatawa, the Big Red Lighthouse, Lake Michigan, and the sprawling lakeshore. From there, take a walk across the ridge trail to enjoy the woods and natural wildlife.
Head to Tunnel Park to experience Michigan’s only concrete tunnel that cuts through a sand dune and provides access to a sparkling Lake Michigan beach. Tunnel Park is not only a beautiful photo spot, it’s also the perfect place to make an evening or afternoon beach trip. Climb on the dunes, enjoy a picnic with friends, swim in the lake, or just relax with a good book.
Hotels in Holland are as varied as the travelers who visit our vibrant city. You can stay downtown in an eco-friendly boutique hotel that is Gold LEED Certified, or in one of the larger nationally-known properties. Looking for other accommodations? The Holland area is also home to a great selection of bed & breakfasts and inns, campgrounds, and cottages & rentals. Find a luxurious hotel, rustic campground or cozy B&B that best suits your travel needs.
Downtown Holland is filled with unique and locally owned shops, boutiques, and galleries. Whether you’re strolling the cobblestone sidewalks of our charming downtown, or shopping in one of our antique malls, you’ll find outstanding merchandise along with excellent prices and friendly customer service. Looking to purchase gifts or souvenirs reflecting Holland’s history and culture? Look no further than Deklomp Wooden Shoe and Delft Factory, Nelis’ Dutch Village, or Windmill Island Gardens to commemorate your visit.
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. Find a scenic
restaurant on the banks of Lake Macatawa, or, find a sunny patio to enjoy brunch and beverages while relaxing with friends. You’ll find a variety of cuisines across Holland, as well as elegant and casual dining options. Pair delicious meals with craft brews, wines, and spirits. Whether you’re looking for fine dining for a special occasion, or a to-go lunch to enjoy on the beach, it’s easy to find a fabulous meal in Holland.
Things to Do
There’s no shortage of things to do in Holland, Michigan. Enjoy the natural beauty on a bike ride through town, on a hike with breathtaking views, or simply enjoying our award-winning downtown. Families can stay busy in any season with a variety of attractions, an award-winning Aquatic Center, performance theatres, and museums. Holland Michigan’s tourism is particularly famous for the beloved Tulip Time Festival every spring. Veldheer Tulip Gardens and Windmill Island Gardens come alive with magical color, while Nelis’ Dutch Village is a great place for children to enjoy fun, and games as well as learn about Dutch history and culture.
West Michigan Pike
Holland, Michigan is a beautiful and colorful destination near the middle of the West Michigan Pike. If you’re planning a trip along this historic byway, make time in your trip to visit this picturesque location along the Lake Michigan shore. Whether you tour the DeZwaan Windmill at Windmill Island Gardens, snap a photo of the Big Red Lighthouse, or hike Mt. Pisgah, Holland, Michigan is full of one-of-a-kind sights and experiences. When you visit Holland along the West Michigan Pike, you might find yourself extending your stay in this scenic and historic town.
February 14, 2024
Feeling ready for a change of seasons? Spring is soon upon us, and arriving with it are a host of fun opportunities such as Downtown Holland’s annual Girlfriends Weekend, a chance to relax with Spring Break, and the excitement of the upcoming Tulip Time Festival. If you are interested in a getaway with your girlfriends, […]
November 16, 2023
Celebrate the holidays in Holland, MI with an endless list of exciting events during this magical season. We may be biased, but Holland does it best when it comes to holiday festivities. Holland is steeped in tradition; some old (like Sinterklaas), and some new. So, don’t wait too long to make your travel plans, book […]
August 4, 2023
What do watercolor windmills, running shoes, geodes, and muskets have in common? September in Holland! Kick off the first month of fall at the Art on the Island Gala. Enjoy free admission to Windmill Island Gardens, vote for your favorite artistic rendition, and even purchase a piece you love to take home. Next up, the Holland Haven Marathon, […]
October 5, 2022
Fall colors, pumpkin carving and trick-or-treating all are must-do autumn activities, and the Holland area is a great place to enjoy all of them. (More on that later.) Holland is also the only place for a variety of other unique fall activities that will make the season extra special this year. Where else can you meet Abraham […]
September 13, 2022
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 […]
June 18, 2020
You don’t need to head to the ocean to enjoy a relaxing beachfront summer getaway. The best Lake Michigan vacation spots bring you the beauty and serenity of the beach with no need to board a plane. There’s dozens of gorgeous beaches to choose from along Lake Michigan, and we’ve selected a few of the […]
March 16, 2020
As you travel through the Lake Michigan Beachtowns, don’t miss stopping at the many spots along our Craft Beverage Trail! We have breweries, vineyards, tasting rooms, distilleries, and cider mills. Discover some new favorites and bring them home as souvenirs and gifts! Holland New Holland Brewing was founded in 1997 and today is recognized as […]
February 5, 2020
If you are looking to plan a romantic getaway look no farther than the quaint and friendly towns along the Lake Michigan Beachtowns! We offer traditional wine & dine experiences along with some adventure, quiet time for just the two of you, and the most stunning sunsets you will ever see in your lifetime. Go […]
January 15, 2020
While we are the Michigan Beachtowns and we are most famous for our summers, there is still plenty to do and discover in the winter months along Lake Michigan! Silver Lake Sand Dunes + Hart This area is best known for their towering sand dunes that keep watch over Silver Lake and Lake Michigan. The […]
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 […]
Holland is a Pure Michigan delight
Located on the shores of Lake Michigan, you will fall in love with the local charm and Dutch hospitality, that makes Holland a favorite Michigan destination!
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