Grand Haven (Port #15) ; Aug 21-24

Rainy day in Grand Haven today, good time for a blog update !
Grand Haven was an awesome city. Much larger than some of the previous smaller towns of Frankfort & Leland. Grand Haven proudly displays its “Coast Guard City USA” designation, an honorary designation by the CG intended to recognize civilian communities of special importance to the U.S. Coast Guard.20170823_122203

They also advertise their winter friendliness with heated sidewalks within a 3 block radius of the downtown .
So much to do, the city features many touristy things to do and see, here is the list of the 15 things Jonell and I saw & did  !

1. Bike rides along the very long Grand River boardwalk, the downtown, and the Beach at the Grand Haven State Park (& Beach).
2. Went on the Trolley Car20170822_145753

3. Ate Corndogs at the Grand Haven famous “Pronto Pups Corndog Stand”

4. Had dinner at famous “Snug Harbor” on the Grand River and watched a large freighter pass.

5. Went to the Eternal Flame Veterans Memorial.

6. Had Burritos at the Grand Haven famous “Butch’s Beach Burritos Stand”

7. Pierre Marquette Railroad Museum

8. Coffee & Awesome Cinnamon Rolls at the Grand Haven famous “Morning Star Café”

9. Went to the South Pier Lighthouse.

10. Rode bikes and looked at houses/churches, Parks, etc

11. Biked to Charter Boat Row (Trolley guy says -largest Fleet in one spot in Michigan ?)

12. Watched 2 outdoor bands, free waterfront entertainment – nice  !

Band #2 ; Waterfront entertainment on a Wednesday night, supposed to be another band tonight
Click on the link

13. Nellie got her nails all prettied up at the Nail Haven (lots of shops here end in the word  “Haven”).

14. Ate dinner at the Grand Haven famous Kirby House (3 restaurants & a nightclub).20170823_163235

15. But the best touristy treat was watching the Grand Haven Musical Fountain/Light Show. The show is a mini Bellagio fountain display which happened across the river, up in the hills, DIRECTLY ACROSS FROM OUR BOAT SLIP !
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13 thoughts on “Grand Haven (Port #15) ; Aug 21-24

  1. Great city. Glad you are having such a great time. FYI, every year the Power Squadron participates in the Parade celebrating the USCG’s presence in Grand Haven.


  2. Did you make it to The Lemon Creek wine tasting? Had a sisters weekend there it was wonderful. Love the pics…so cool that a freighter came in.


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