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4 Weekend Getaways Less Than 2 Hours From Grand Rapids

Mark Brace

#1 Real Estate Team in Grand Rapids (source: Wall Street Journal -Realtrends 2019)! Born & raised in Forest Hills, my passion for Grand Rapids sta...

#1 Real Estate Team in Grand Rapids (source: Wall Street Journal -Realtrends 2019)! Born & raised in Forest Hills, my passion for Grand Rapids sta...

Jan 27 2 minutes read

Grab your snacks and get your playlists ready, we’re going on a road trip!

Whether you've got a three-day weekend coming up that you want to take advantage of or you're looking for a getaway from Grand Rapids, we have some suggestions to make the most of your weekend trip.

1. Grand Haven

Distance from Grand Rapids: 37 minutes

Where to stay: The Boyden House

Grand Haven is a Michigan city on the eastern shore of Lake Michigan, known for its sandy beaches. A shop- and restaurant-lined boardwalk runs along the harbor to Grand Haven State Park beach and the south pier, home to the 1839 Grand Haven Lighthouse.


2. Holland


Distance from Grand Rapids: 37 minutes

Where to stay: CityFlatsHotel

Holland is a city on the shore of Lake Macatawa, in Michigan. The much-photographed Big Red Lighthouse stands by the channel that connects this lake to Lake Michigan. May’s Tulip Time Festival, recalling Holland’s Dutch roots, sees tulips blooming all over the city.

3. Saugatuck/Douglas



Distance from Grand Rapids: 44 minutes

Where to stay: Wickwood Inn

Twin cities north and south of the Kalamazoo River where it forms a harbor just before emptying into Lake Michigan, these beach towns are known as "The Art Coast of Michigan."

4. Pentwater

Distance from Grand Rapids: 1 hour 15 minutes

Where to stay: The Lamplighter Bed & Breakfast

Pentwater is a village in Oceana County in the U.S. state of Michigan. Pentwater is home to Mears State Park.

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