Combining unspoiled beach beauty with old fashioned charm, South Haven offers an idyllic lakeside escape.
Here you’ll find a slower pace of life – a perfect place to enjoy family and loved ones, sunshine and water, food, fun and relaxation. This charming and walkable resort town offers fun for the entire family, including amazing on-water experiences, unforgettable festivals, memorable museums, intriguing art galleries, wineries, gourmet dining, boutique shopping, and vibrant nightlife. Savor South Haven’s deeply rooted agricultural heritage at dozens of vineyards, u-pick orchards and farms, and farmers markets scattered throughout the countryside. All within easy reach of major Midwestern cities. Come see why so many have found their escape in South Haven.
South Haven’s resort expertise has guaranteed quality lodging opportunities to visitors for over a century.
Shopping in South Haven provides its own type of escape – one filled with unique finds and unexpected experiences.
South Haven’s original menus, combined with beautiful views along the waterfront, make any lunch or dinner an event.
Latest South Haven
January 7, 2020
Everyone loves a good vacation: the break from routine that lets us escape into what we long for, whether it be rest and relaxation, adventure, special moments with family and friends or expanding our view of the world. With quiet charm, festive nightlife, stunning scenery and maritime culture, South Haven offers it all. What you… Continue reading
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
October 9, 2019
Hot cider, pumpkin patches, apple picking and hayrides are the hot buttons that make us all think of the Fall harvest. The leaves are turning and creating a colorful backdrop, temperatures are cooler giving us the excuse to start bonfires, and whether or not you believe the spirits are among us, we are evoking earlier… 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
September 4, 2019
Take a stroll along the Black River in downtown South Haven and you’re likely to encounter the serious fishing boats. If you’re already a fisherman (or fisherwoman), you may know what fishing on the big lake is all about. But if you’re like me, lake fishing invites curiosity and a certain mystique. I’m not a… Continue reading
August 29, 2019
The ropes are untied and the boat embarks. You slowly steer through the Black River channel and into the blue sprawl of Lake Michigan, which reflects the diamond chips cast by the sun. Once you’re on the lake, the strengthening air begins to cool: You pull on a sweatshirt. Crew members dressed as 1800s merchant… Continue reading
August 22, 2019
Farm-to-table produce and meat. Freshly picked berries and nuts. All-natural Amish cheese. Herbs and spices. Artisan woodwork. Whimsical jewelry. Candles and soaps. Leather wraps. You’re not in the middle of an exotic bazaar – you’re among the 80 vendors at the South Haven Farm Market at the Huron St. Pavilion, an annual highlight of downtown… Continue reading
March 25, 2019
South Haven is a vacation destination with a rich history of progress and expansion, making it one of the favorite stops on the West Michigan Pike by adventure-seeking travelers. Industrial innovations and circumstances have shaped the area over time, leading to the charming city we know today. 2019 marks one hundred and fifty years since… Continue reading
The charming beach town of South Haven offers lakeside fun for the entire family, a walk-able downtown with unique shops and restaurants, and enough maritime history, arts, live music, and culture to keep you coming back time and time again. Experience a West Michigan adventure you won’t soon forget. No matter the season, there’s always a reason to stop by and stay awhile.
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