WE LOVE MICHIGAN! Wow! We've decided it is one of the my underrated places in the country - and we've been to all but a few states, so that is saying something! If you haven't seen any already, check out their PURE MICHIGAN ads - they worked for us!
We decided to go to Holland, Michigan for a beach vacation - yes, if you haven't been there you heard me correctly - BEACH. Michigan has phenomenal beaches - some big (on Lake Michigan), some smaller. They have white sand, aren't too over crowded, and are fantastic. Holland is only about 4 hours drive from where we live in Indiana, so it was a perfect spot that was "away" without having to drive so far that we were grumpy when we got there.
Holland, MI is an adorable, quaint, family-friendly town. We went to the beach, go cart racing, jumping on bouncies, saw Madagascar 3 (very cute), got ice cream, saw street performers, went twice to their awesome Farmer's Market... there was sooo much to do! There are fantastic bike/walking/running paths everywhere.... if you are considering a family vacation, I highly recommend Holland, Michigan!