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South Haven

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Nestled along the idyllic shores and sloping dunes of Lake Michigan, South Haven comes alive in the summer, with its pristine beaches and vibrant blue waters inviting visitors for endless days of sunbathing, swimming, and outdoor recreation. The historic downtown blooms with unique shops, galleries, and fan-favorite spots for great food and beverages, offering a perfect blend of leisure and adventure. With the backdrop of spectacular sunsets and a calendar packed with festivals and events, South Haven is the perfect destination for quintessential Pure Michigan fun! 

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Discover South Haven

South Haven's proximity to several major cities makes it a great destination for a road trip. There are so many ways to enjoy South Haven in addition to the shops and restaurants. Almost all of our attractions are within walking or biking distance from the downtown area! Spend your visit exploring our various museums, parks, trails, and beaches, and take in the beautiful scenery along the way. 
South Haven has received designation and is identified as a Pure Michigan TrailTown.
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What things to do in South Haven?

Explore South Haven's rich maritime history on a self-guide tour from pier-to-pier and through interactive installations at the Michigan Maritime Museum. Bask in the warmth of the sun at one of seven relaxing city beaches or explore outlying parks and nature preserves to conquer towering sand dunes.

Where to go camping in South Haven?

Popular camping destinations for families with children and pets include The Kal-Haven Outpost, Yogi Bear's Jellystone Park™ Camp-Resort, and Covert/South Haven KOA. The Fields of Michigan and Off-Map Glamping provide luxuriously curated outdoor experiences with all of the comforts and hospitality you'd expect from your favorite premier hotel.

What is South Haven known for?

The National Blueberry Festival celebrates the cultural and economic significance of blueberries with a lavish parade, live outdoor concerts, pie-eating contests, loads of blueberry baked goods to take home, kids' activities, and events at local farms! The 2023 National Blueberry Festival will take place Aug 10 - 13.

What to do in South Haven this weekend?

Visit our Event Page for to find out what's happening in South Haven right now!

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