Where to eat, play and stay in South Haven, 3 hours from Detroit
A port city bordering Lake Michigan, South Haven has a walkable downtown, a variety of restaurants and bars, beaches and a river that runs through the area.
Here's what to do, where to eat and drink, and where to stay.
Where to stay
Designed as a large family home, The manor is ideal for big groups that want to socialize together for dinner and entertainment. The guest house, which has smaller common areas, provides a less social experience.
- Features: Fireplace, jacuzzi, Wi-Fi, beach towels, cable TV
- Rate: $175+ per night
- Address: 140 N. Shore Dr.
2. Floating Cottage (Airbnb)
Part of the Harbor Club Resort and Marina, guests who stay in this Airbnb get a full resort experience. This includes access to the marina club house, a heated pool and access to rent boats, golf carts and bicycles.
- Features: Pool, Wi-Fi, free parking, A/C
- Rate: $757+ per night
- Location: North South Haven
3. Riverfront Vacation Home (Airbnb)
Guests of this river-facing property get access to the Rabbit Hole Bar and the Mad-Hatter which has Ping-Pong, darts, and foosball.
- Features: Private patio, free parking, washer and dryer
- Rate: $450 per night
- Location: Mitidieri Marina, North South Haven
Where to eat
Enjoy seafood and drinks on the river at Admiral Jack’s, a South Haven staple since 2013.
- Hours: Daily 11:30am-10pm
- Address: 515 Williams St.
A family-owned spot in South Haven, Maria’s is famous for its homemade meatballs and Italian sausage.
- Hours: Sunday-Thursday 11:30am-8pm (Closed Tuesdays), Friday-Saturday 11:30am-9pm
- Address: 330 Center St.
New Park Gastropub offers sweet treats like a Nutella empanada, churros and fruity crème brulée, in addition to the variety of options on their menu,
- Hours: Sunday 11am-5pm, Wednesday-Thursday 4-9pm, Friday-Saturday 11am-9pm
- Address: 402 Eagle St.
What to do
1. Watch the sunset at the lighthouse
A great place to take in views of the horizon and the vast water, South Haven’s historic lighthouse has stood at the entrance of the Black River for over a century.
- Address: Water St.
Check out the immersive exhibits and learn about some of this country’s most historic boats and ships.
- Memorial Day Weekend–September Hours: Daily 10am-5pm
- October-May hours: Check here for the updated schedule.
- Address: 260 Dyckman Ave.
Set sail along the Black River in replicas of vessels from the 19th and 20th century. Rides are free with admission to the Michigan Maritime Museum.
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