Photo Courtesy of DeLoyd Huenink/Shutterstock.comKJC,  ATV at South Haven, MichiganSouth Haven

Families will love:

  • Walkability of the downtown area
  • Beautiful beaches with outdoor activities
  • History of one of America‚Äôs first great beach towns

The historical port city of South Haven was a tourist boomtown in the mid-1800's and remains a charming destination for a family vacation, thanks to a mix of unique hotels, fresh fruit from local orchards, creative restaurants, maritime history, a walkable downtown and perfect sandy beaches lining the coastline of Lake Michigan.

Located just two hours from Chicago, ... more
The historical port city of South Haven was a tourist boomtown in the mid-1800's and remains a charming destination for a family vacation, thanks to a mix of unique hotels, fresh fruit from local orchards, creative restaurants, maritime history, a walkable downtown and perfect sandy beaches lining the coastline of Lake Michigan.

Located just two hours from Chicago, South Haven, Michigan is an easily reachable spot for a short Midwestern weekend getaway or as part of a bigger Michigan coast road trip family vacation.

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