Top 10 Things to do in Grand Haven, United States

October 11, 2017 Weston Hennigan

Grand Haven is a city in the U.S. state of Michigan and the county seat of Ottawa County. Grand Haven is located on the eastern shore of Lake Michigan at the mouth of the Grand River, for which it is named. As of the 2010 census, Grand Haven had a population of 10,412. It is part of the Grand Rapids Metropolitan Area, which had a population of 1,027,703 in 2014. The city is home to the Grand Haven Memorial Airpark (3GM) and is located just north of Grand Haven Charter Township.
Restaurants in Grand Haven

1. Grand Haven Lighthouse and Pier

Grand Haven State Park, 1001 Harbor Ave, Grand Haven, MI 49417 +1 616-396-7795
Excellent
67%
Good
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Satisfactory
5%
Poor
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Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 503 reviews

Grand Haven Lighthouse and Pier

Reviewed By Prashanth R - Sterling Heights, Michigan

Went here in the beginning of fall and had a good time relaxing on the beach. Water was clean and plenty of space on the beach to just lay back and relax

2. Stan's Bar

208 W Savidge St, Spring Lake, MI 49456-1605 +1 616-842-1553
Excellent
59%
Good
31%
Satisfactory
8%
Poor
2%
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Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 35 reviews

Stan's Bar

Reviewed By kookwan - spring lake

A regular Cheers Bar! Friendlist staff around, the owner is awesome, voted coldest beer by the locals. They also have KENO and pull tabs.They serve a small menu of hamburgers, hot dogs, cheese sticks. If you want pizza they have a Pizza deal with MaMa Mias.

3. Grand Haven State Park

1001 S Harbor Dr, Grand Haven, MI 49417-1746 +1 616-847-1309
Excellent
65%
Good
24%
Satisfactory
8%
Poor
1%
Terrible
2%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 423 reviews

Grand Haven State Park

Reviewed By DDBjen - Grand Rapids, Michigan

The park has a great beach, very wide with plenty of room for all visitors. It has a large parking area, so we had no problem finding a spot. On holidays the lot is packed, but any other weekend is fine. We love the park because we can be at the beach or walk along the pier or along the channel boardwalk. The park has about nine or so beach-volleyball areas and a nice playground. A short 5 - 10 minute walk, and you’re in “downtown “ Grand Haven with many shops and restaurants. We lived in Grand Haven for seven years before moving about an hour away some years ago. Grand Haven is a wonderful family friendly town, perfect for a relaxing vacation. By the way, the State Park is good for the beach and related activities, as I mentioned, but it does not have hiking trails or woods or that type of scenery. It is a beach. And the sunsets are beautiful.

4. The Musical Fountain

W. End of Washington Ave at Harbor Drive, Grand Haven, MI 49417
Excellent
49%
Good
31%
Satisfactory
15%
Poor
4%
Terrible
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Overall Ratings

4 based on 375 reviews

The Musical Fountain

Reviewed By paxton7 - Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom

Did a Friday night showing with friends , the fountains lacked the dynamic visual and aural of the bellaigio in Vegas the music was a bit poor , classical might have worked better instead of pop , won't leave the pub next time to watch time

5. Hoffmaster State Park

6585 Lake Harbor Rd, Muskegon, MI 49441-6129 +1 231-798-3711
Excellent
64%
Good
29%
Satisfactory
5%
Poor
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Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 308 reviews

Hoffmaster State Park

Reviewed By Pam I - Howell, Michigan

This is a wonderful place to hike and just fill that need to be near the water....what a gem Lake Michigan is. Hoffmaster has wonderful hiking trails and an amazing beach. As an amateur photographer I prefer to hike when no one is around so even in the off season and when its cold, this is a beautiful place

6. Tri-Cities Historical Museum

200 Washington Ave, Grand Haven, MI 49417-1357 +1 616-842-0700
Excellent
72%
Good
26%
Satisfactory
2%
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4.5 based on 72 reviews

Tri-Cities Historical Museum

Reviewed By lynne7442016 - Grand Haven, Michigan

The Tri-Cities Historical Museum is well worth the visit. There are excellent exhibits showing early history of this area in Michigan. The museum frequently changes its exhibits and offers differing events throughout the year. Entrance is free.Thank you so much for visiting and leaving a kind review! It is very much appreciated.

7. Spring Lake Antique Mall

801 W Savidge St, Spring Lake, MI 49456-1624 +1 616-846-1774
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3 based on 1 reviews

Spring Lake Antique Mall

Reviewed By Bernardo F - New York City, New York

It was a small antique mall, but it did have several vendors and lots of goods to choose from. It was well maintained and the staff was nice.

8. Rosy Mound Natural Area

13925 Lakeshore Dr, Grand Haven, MI 49417-8917 +1 616-786-4847
Excellent
77%
Good
22%
Satisfactory
1%
Poor
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4.5 based on 54 reviews

Rosy Mound Natural Area

Reviewed By Elizabeth A - Elmwood Park, Illinois, United States

Rosy Mound has some great hiking trails, but there are many stairs involved to make it to the beach. Bring a blanket if you want to relax on the beach after your hike. Some people were even swimming. The short dune trail is worth it and i's very easy as there is a boardwalk over the sand.

9. Lighthouse Connector Park

101 N Harbor Dr, Grand Haven, MI 49417-1241
Excellent
70%
Good
21%
Satisfactory
9%
Poor
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4.5 based on 32 reviews

Lighthouse Connector Park

Reviewed By FancyFree55 - Florida

We got a great tip from the owner of our vacation rental, who told us not to miss the riverfront boardwalk while we were staying in Grand Haven. What a beautiful surprise on a sunny Saturday afternoon.

My daughter and I walked from Washington Avenue all the way to the beach at Grand Haven State Park. We were delighted with the nonstop parade of boats and yachts entering and leaving the channel. Cherry trees, crab apple trees, dogwood trees, lilacs were all in full bloom creating a magical ambiance.

We loved the pretty red benches strategically situated all along the water. The Coast Guard historical markers were interesting, and we appreciated the beautiful sculptures. The castle birdhouse was a wonderful surprise, and we watched several avians come and go.

Well behaved pups were walking their people, and visitors lolled in the grass or on wooden benches. One family of boaters tied hammocks in a tree and were enjoying a waterfront nap.

During summer season a few vendors sell ice cream, hot dogs, candy, comfort food. Connector Park is a lovely venue for whiling away a weekend afternoon.

10. Train Depot Museum

1 N Harbor Dr, Grand Haven, MI 49417-1239 +1 616-842-0700
Excellent
39%
Good
38%
Satisfactory
23%
Poor
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4 based on 26 reviews

Train Depot Museum

Reviewed By RickMIusa - Grand Rapids, Michigan

This is a nice extra in Grand Haven. It's on Harbor Dr. on your way in/out to pier, beaches, Grand Haven shops, etc., etc. There are lots of nice little things along Harbor Dr. This one always gets nice reviews for their volunteers.....it's a free...MoreThank you so much for taking the time to visit and encouraging others to do the same! Its also very refreshing to hear from someone who understands the importance of preservation as well as safety! Thank you!

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