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Spring is right around the corner and that means it’s time to plan your trip to Holland (Michigan) for the annual Tulip Festival.
There are few places more beautiful than Holland in the spring. Since 1929, the city has blossomed with literally hundreds of thousands of tulips and the beautiful blooms attract thousands of visitors each year. Experience with your family and plan a road trip for the first week in May to check out Tulip Time.
Many of the traditional events, including the festival, will be changed or postponed but nothing will stop the bloom. Sign up for a downtown tour or explore the city yourself. Thousands of tulips have been planted in city parks, at Windmill Island Gardens, and along miles of Tulip Lanes.
Whether it’s a day trip or an overnight stay, here are the 3 things to do in Holland Michigan this spring.
Holland Oz Project: Stop by the 5.6 acre Centennial Park in downtown Holland to check out the massive floral book cover, life-size character sculptures and a yellow brick road of course! Grab a bite to eat at a local downtown restaurant or the drive-thru food concessions and have a picnic in the beautiful public greenspace surrounded by tulips. The park is open daily from 6am to 11pm.
Windmill Island Gardens: A beautiful oasis on the edge of downtown Holland, Windmill Island Gardens features an original working Dutch windmill, canals, children’s garden and playground. Over 100,000 tulips bloom in spring but you can find annual plants and flowers in the summer. Admission is only $5!
Holland State Park: It’s probably too cold for a swim but you could get your toes wet, play in the sand and stop by the picturesque red lighthouse by the Holland Channel to watch the sunset on Lake Michigan from the beach.
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About Carrie Budzinski
Carrie Budzinski is the Vice President of LittleGuide Detroit. She grew up in Livonia and Detroit and continues to live life in both cities. Carrie loves exploring the city and finding hidden gems in the suburbs..