The Best South Haven, MI, Itinerary Is Here and It’s Yours

Welcome! If this is your first interaction with us, hello! We’re Victoria Resort and B&B, a South Haven, MI, lodging option that boasts the most comfortable accommodations and a wide range of family-friendly amenities. More than being a premier place to stay near the Great Lakes, we’re also passionate about making sure that every guest has the chance to experience our area as the locals do. Whether you’re from the Midwestern region or visit us from afar, we want to help you unearth new possibilities. You can find them in the holistic South Haven, MI, itinerary we’ve designed below! Read through this, take some notes, bookmark it on your favorite browser, then request a copy of our free Vacation Guide

Can you tell we want you to come explore? 

Your South Haven Vacation Guide

Your Ultimate South Haven, MI, Itinerary 

Check-In at Victoria Resort and B&B

Before you can start exploring South Haven, you need peace of mind that when the day is done, you’ll have a place to call home. That place is Victoria Resort. From intimate bed and breakfast rooms that are perfect for a mini-moon to our cottages and Resort House that accommodate families of all sizes, we have lodging for every traveler’s needs. So, check-in with our friendly, joke-cracking front desk staff. Then, set your bags down and go about exploring! 

Get Outdoors

Ride Bikes at Kal-Haven Trail State Park

Outdoor enthusiasts of all types are sure to enjoy Kal-Haven Trail State Park. This 33-mile stretch of limestone and slag gets its name from joining together South Haven and Kalamazoo through a series of bridges. Here, visitors can participate in a variety of outdoor activities like hiking and biking in the summer and skiing and snowmobiling in the winter. Never stop exploring when you visit Kal-Haven!

Explore the Black River Via Rental 

Many visit our state for the serenity of Lake Michigan. Soft sand beaches hug the shoreline of this lake that, to many, emulates an ocean. There’s something to be said for relaxing with a cold one in hand, but there’s also thrill to be had on our area’s waters. One great example of this Black River that flows into Lake Huron. 

The river’s launch site for kayaking, paddleboarding, and boating is atop a park where visitors can find recreational activities on land. However, our favorite way to explore the Black River is by renting a kayak,  paddleboard, or boat. SoHa Surf Shop makes it easy with its equipment rental located near the launch area. These are self-guided water tours, so take your time appreciating nature and getting a workout in!

Cast a Line Into the Great Lakes on a Fishing Charter 

Did you know that bananas aren’t allowed on South Haven Fishing Charters? This fun fact is just the beginning of the unique experience you’ll have on a fishing charter in South Haven. Just a side note, the captains believe that bananas would be perfectly fine on the charter, but old wives’ tales say otherwise.  

In all seriousness, South Haven Fishing Charters has a package for every visitor. From sport fishing to just a leisurely day on the lake, there’s something for everyone. No what charter package you choose, enjoy access to same enthusiastic, knowledgeable captains who’re there to make sure your experience is nothing short of unforgettable. 

Treat Yourself to Something Sweet at Sherman’s Ice Cream

By this point, you’ve explored South Haven’s outdoors at least one way. Regardless if you’d consider your outdoor recreation workout or leisure, treat yourself to something sweet at Sherman’s Ice Cream

This dairy bar has an extensive list of flavors that can be served up in a cone, cup, or blended into a milkshake or malt. Go on, you earned it. If you’re a bit too hungry for just ice cream, visit one of our favorite local restaurants for lunch! Don’t forget about Sherman’s, though. 

Come Back and Relax by the Pool 

Now that you’ve had a fun-filled morning and a delicious afternoon, come back to Victoria Resort for some mid-day relaxation. Our guests can enjoy a wide range of on-site amenities like a family-friendly pool, complimentary rental bikes, basketball courts, and so much more. Or, simply take a nap in your cozy guest room before heading out for the evening!

Would You Rather: Winery or Brewery? 

Why not both! Our area may be considered a small town amidst the Great Lakes, but that quaintness doesn’t depreciate our cultural value. Like many other towns in the U.S., South Haven has kept up with the trends, one of these being the explosion of breweries and wineries. While you’re here, taste what South Haven has to offer. Here are our favorites! 

Top 3 South Haven Breweries

  1. South Haven Brewpub
  2. Three Blondes Brewing
  3. Harbor Light Brewery 

Top 3 South Haven Wineries

  1. Fenn Valley Vineyards
  2. Cogdal Vineyards
  3. Gravity Wine Tasting Room 

End Your Day With a Sunset

The only thing better than enjoying a day on the water is enjoying a sunset on the water. There’s no feeling quite like the expansiveness of the water that seems to touch the sky as you watch the sunset. In our area, North Beach is the best lakefront spot to post up a chair and watch the colors grow warmer in the sky. 

With the help of the Michigan Maritime Museum, you can watch the sunset from the water! From the end of May to the end of September, book your ticket on the two-hour-long Sunset Cruise. At $37 per person, you can’t beat the price and especially not the views!

Relax Back at Victoria Resort and B&B

Exterior view of Cottage E at Victoria Resort.

Do we still have your attention? Now that you’re an expert on all things South Haven, take the exciting South Haven, MI, itinerary items from above and put them into action. Start planning! Need a lodging recommendation? Our cottages are perfect for couples as well as small families. 

Cottage E houses up to six guests in three bedrooms. There are also three bathrooms, full kitchen with a large dining table, access to all of our previously mentioned amenities, and hand-delivered breakfast with a 48-hour notice. 

Which South Haven, MI, accommodation will you choose? Reserve it today!