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If you have been dreaming about a relaxing a vacation on the shores of Lake Michigan, beautiful Grand Haven is the perfectly serene destination to choose. This location provides you with easy access to the outdoor recreation of Lake Michigan as well as the big city excitement in Grand Rapids, giving you the best of both worlds in one fabulous location. You could stay in a cramped hotel room while in Grand Haven, or you could stretch out and relax with a stay in a lovely vacation home. Each Grand Haven vacation home may give you lake views or lake access, large bedrooms and living areas, a deck or patio and other homelike amenities that you will love.
A trip to beautiful Western Michigan would not be complete without spending ample time outdoors enjoying all that the area has to offer, and there are many impressive and fun spots to explore when you head to Grand Haven for your vacation. Some of the places in Grand Haven that you may want to include on your vacation itinerary include Grand Haven State Park, the Grand Haven Lighthouse and Pier and the Lighthouse Connector Park. There are also charters and tours available in the area that can take you out on the open waters of Lake Michigan for fishing, sightseeing and more.
Whether you stay in Muskegon, Grand Haven or another community in the area, you will be pleased to discover that there is much for you to explore beyond the outdoor recreational areas For example, you can explore the Musical Fountain, the Tri-Cities Historical Museum, the Train Depot Museum and the Dark Room. There are also fun shopping destinations that add to your great times in Grand Haven, including Blueberry Haven and Chocolates by Grimaldi.
If you love to golf, be sure to pack your golf clubs for your Grand Haven vacation, and book a tee time well in advance of your trip for some of the top golfing destinations in the area. Some of the many golf courses that could entertain you while you are in the Grand Haven area include the Grand Haven Golf Club and the challenging course at the Evergreen Golf Course.
If you have never enjoyed all that there is to see and do in Grand Haven in the past, you may be wondering what you need to pack for comfort for your trip. Grand Haven has a humid continental climate influenced by its location on Lake Michigan. This means that the area is more cloudy and humid that areas farther inland. Spring, summer and fall months are often shorter in length, and they may have mild temperatures and humid weather conditions. Winters can be long and frigid, and snowfall is common from the months of November through March. Grand Haven receives approximately 40 inches of rain each year and approximately 75 inches of snow annually. The average high in the summer is in the 80s and in the winter is in the 30s. The average low in the winter months may be in the teens.
Getting to Grand Haven is easy to do because of how close it is to Grand Rapids, which is the second largest city in Michigan. Many people will fly into Grand Rapids and rent a car, or you can drive your own vehicle into the area. From Grand Rapids, take Interstate 96 west until it transitions into Route 104. Route 104 continues westward until you reach the Grand Haven area.