Plan a West Michigan staycation in Muskegon

Muskegon Post Card
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GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (WOOD) — Looking for a great getaway with a small price? Take a short road trip to Muskegon to relax in this calm vacation spot known as the “Rivera of the Midwest.” Enjoy 26 miles of shoreline and sandy beaches. It’s a great place to adventure out and enjoy over 60 miles of wilderness trails for biking, hiking, and many winter activities.

Muskegon is also home to Michigan’s Adventure Amusement and Water Park, many hotels, and unique dining and cultural experiences. Muskegon offers something for everyone to have a good time!

If you’re looking to experience a new city that’s close to home, we’ll take you on an amazing day trip through historic Muskegon Michigan.

The Cheese Lady

Start your day trip off with a stop to The Cheese Lady. Experience the taste of over 150 different types of sweet or salty artisan cheeses and choose from a wide variety of wines to compliment your cheese. The Cheese Lady offers a wide variety of pairings to satisfy your taste buds. There is also a wide assortment of crackers, condiments, fruits, and more.

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“We stopped here on a whim as we got turned around while searching for our destination. The cheese selection was outstanding and the help was extremely knowledgeable, helpful and generous with multiple samples. This will become a regular stop for noshing in Muskegon.” – Trip Advisor Review

Shop Century Block

Next, take a stop at the Century Block of Muskegon. This area has been recently renovated, restored, and redeveloped into a beautiful retail center full of unique shops. The block is growing fastly into an entertainment venue and gathering place. Some popular shops include Love Muskegon ShoppesSkye Blu Boutique & JewelryClothes Junkie, and Maggie’s Gourmet Food & Gifts. Also, don’t forget to stop at Drip Drop DrinkMuskegon’s only coffee shop that serves handcrafted dripstyle coffee made from delicious roasted coffee beans.

Century Block Venue
Century Block Venue

“I was surprised by how a retail outlet could not only survive but thrive in downtown Muskegon. The shopping experience here is definitely unique.” – Facebook Review

Dinner at ‘The Hearthstone’

Before heading home, visit the top rated restaurant in Muskegon for a delicious, warm, and inviting dinner. The Hearthstone Restaurant offers a casual and comfortable environment serving European bistro classics, French, Italian, and American cuisine. If you are a seafood lover or just looking for a soup or sandwhich, you won’t be disappointed.

Here are some popular favorites:

Bruschetta
Bruschetta
Salmon Carpaccio
Salmon Carpaccio
Croque Monsieur


“Girls night out — good drinks and food. The server was very good about letting us visit and coming back to take the orders. Even after the final payment was on the table, she
continued to keep the water glasses full. All 4 of us ordered different items and they were all very good!” – Trip Advisor Review

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