20 Great Lakes Getaways
This shore town reflects its Dutch heritage in restaurants and attractions. In the spring, Holland hosts one of the nation's largest flower festivals, Tulip Time.
Five Fun Stops
1 At Windmill Island Gardens, a 250-year-old working windmill towers above a garden-filled 36-acre island (888/535-5792; windmillisland.org).
2 Holland's favorite night spot, New Holland Brewing Company, serves award-winning beers and creatively topped pizzas (616/355-6422; newhollandbrew.com).
3 Eight miles west of Holland, Holland State Park has an expansive beach, great lighthouse views and access to Mount Pisgah's towering sand dune (616/399-9390; Michigan.gov/dnr).
4 Visitors stop at DeBoer's Dutch Brothers Bakery to pick up fresh breads and buttery kraklingen cookies or to nosh on pigs-in-a-blanket and pea soup (616/396-2253; deboerbakery.com).
5 CityFlats Hotel, one of the world's few LEED-certified hotels, sets a sleek tone, with ecofriendly decor, walk-in showers and tall windows (866/609- 2489; cityflatshotel.com)