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Travel Guide: South Haven, MI

Happy Wednesday y’all! I have a super fun travel blog post for you today!

For the 4th of July this year we went to South Haven, Michigan. Mind you growing up I used to go every year with my family for the 4th but once I started college and took summer classes almost every year it was difficult to go at all besides for Christmas. I probably haven’t been for 8 years for the summer and Travis has never seen the town not covered in snow and mostly shut down.

So I’m sharing some of my must do’s if you ever travel to South Haven or Saugatuck, MI.

To start off with our fabulous place we stayed, Ira’s Acres. The sweetest Airbnb that was perfectly decorated and a beautiful piece of property, perfect for a summer vacay! The whole house is so cute and inviting and the most picture worthy South Haven home! I highly recommend if you make it out there!

Next let’s talk food! Y’all know Travis and I are huge foodies and South Haven has some great places to try! We would highly recommend Taste which is more of a tapas style restaurant and has amazing food! Another placed the Travis really loved was Three Blondes Brewing which had great local beer and delicious bites, the atmosphere is really cool and casual! Of course we can’t forget dessert! Definitely check out Sherman Dairy Bar which has the best ice cream in town and has been around a long time and super popular among the locals, we are talking take a number kind of popular! The servings are generous and I got the amazing banana pudding ice cream! So good!

Another cool place we went was Virtue Cider and did some cider tasting and exploring around the grounds! I was so cool to see how they house the cider and taste all the different flavors! I highly recommend!

Next up things to do in town: first off if you are in town for the 4th of July the fireworks are a must of course! They shoot them off over the lake and if you plant a blanket down on the bluff earlier in the day you’ll have an awesome seat for the show! I also recommend walking downtown and enjoying the cute shops and restaurants. A must is also hitting a movie at the Michigan 3 Theater, Travis and I saw Spider Man and got snacks for less than $15 total y’all you can not get there here in Orlando!

Finally our last day in Michigan we went to Saugatuck again another favorite of mine! In the summer time it’s tradition for us to walk up Mt. Bawldy and write our names at the top! We have been doing this since I can remember and when I first started dating Travis I wrote our names at the top 8 years later he finally got to walk up there with me and see it! It 306 stairs straight up and it’s totally worth it! After that we grabbed lunch at Phil’s they have the best steak and goat cheese salad ever! The shops are super great to and have lots of cute things! If you have a day to explore definitely check it out!

I hope y’all have enjoyed this travel guide for South Haven, MI let me know if you have any questions below!