Holland, Michigan, is well-known for its Tulip Time festival in May, where half a million people celebrate Holland’s Dutch heritage. But when summer arrives, Lake Michigan warms up, and the rolling sand dunes are calling your name! Come see the most photographed lighthouse in the state, order a tasty sundae, and experience the best beach vacation in Holland, Michigan.

Hi, I’m Emily, and I’m a Michigander through and through. I love the Great Lake State with all my heart and enjoy planning weekend trips around the mitten. I’m the Michigan writer for Only In Your State and work on the social media team. I grew up in West Michigan, just a 5-minute bike ride from Lake Michigan. Holland is my hometown, and I’ve spent every summer here swimming and walking the beaches at sunset. I can’t wait to share my love of Holland, Michigan, with you through Only In Your State Everyday Explorers!

If you think Holland sounds incredible, we didn’t even mention the south side with charming downtown Holland where you’ll find amazing shopping, excellent restaurants, and a delightful farmer’s market. So the next time you plan a beach vacation, skip the ocean and take a trip to the glorious freshwater shores of Holland, Michigan. For more amazing trip ideas across the United States, visit our Everyday Explorers page.

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