Things to Do
Just two hours northeast of Chicago there's a glorious little beach town where shop owners and innkeepers still greet visitors like old friends, and you travel back in time to a place and a pace that was simpler. Nestled in the southwest corner of Michigan, South Haven rests on the western edge of Van Buren County along beautiful Lake Michigan.
Sun-Soaked Summer Days.
Let your senses awaken as gracefully as the sun rises. Listen to the waves lap upon the shore as the seagulls caw. Slowly sip your morning coffee while gazing over a picture-perfect harbor and historic lighthouse. This day is all yours! Stroll the Harbor Walk, bike one of the many marked trails, or spend a leisurely day at the beach.
Fall Back In Time.
When schedules get jam packed with work and responsibilities, you know it's time for the perfect fall Beachtowns getaway. Check out of the everyday and check into historic inns, romantic B&Bs, family-owned resorts, hotels, motels, and vacation rentals galore. They're all here to enjoy. Harvest gatherings, wine festivals and seasonal lodging packages are three great reasons to visit in the fall.
Chill Out in the Winter.
Dressed in Mother Nature's finest, photographers are drawn here to take pictures of our world-famous lighthouse encased in ice. Many innkeepers stay open year 'round to offer guests in-room fireplaces and private Jacuzzis. Ice festivals, outdoor ice skating, and snowmobiling are all favorite winter activities.
Like migrating birds, many visitors are called here in the spring. Farmer's Markets open, the Tall Ship Friends Good Will sets sail and boating enthusiasts race to launch their boats. This is the perfect time to watch South Haven come alive.
No matter the time of year, you're always welcome here!