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Lake Michigan beach town for large family week long vacation

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Lake Michigan beach town for large family week long vacation

I need some advice for a Lake Michigan beach town that has houses for rent for a three-family get together for next summer. I am looking for a beach town where the downtown is right by the beach so we can walk to the beach and walk to the shops, restaurants, ice cream, etc. i am thinking it is maybe South Haven or Grand Haven?

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1. Re: Lake Michigan beach town for large family week long vacation

i would pick st joe, especially if there are any kids going

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2. Re: Lake Michigan beach town for large family week long vacation

poke around this website:

www.beachtowns.org

be forewarned: expect lodging sticker shock if you plan to get places right on the lake....

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3. Re: Lake Michigan beach town for large family week long vacation

I'm partial, but Grand Haven sounds exactly what you're looking for. These rentals are 2 blocks from the boardwalk and one block from downtown.

http://www.serendipityresorts.com/home.php

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4. Re: Lake Michigan beach town for large family week long vacation

Thanks for the replies, I really appreciate the input.

I looked around the beachhtowns.org website and was thinking that South Haven was what I am looking for.

The Serendipity in Grand Haven looks nice but can you walk to Lake Michigan? Any thoughts on South Haven?

Thanks!!

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5. Re: Lake Michigan beach town for large family week long vacation

The walk from Serendipity to the waterfront boardwalk is 5 minutes. The walk along the boardwalk to the state park (on the big lake) is about 15 minutes.

I'm not familiar with South Haven, although I've heard a lot of good things about it. Haven't been there because we don't have the need, living in Grand Haven.

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6. Re: Lake Michigan beach town for large family week long vacation

south haven is great.

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