Plan Your Visit to Holland and HAC

Are you visiting Michigan’s “Best Coast” soon? HAC has joined forces with some of the area’s best hotels to make your visit uncomplicated, affordable, and fun. No matter the reason for your trip, there’s something for every member of the family to at HAC and in Holland. We can’t wait to see you!

Places to stay

HAC’s partnership with local hoteliers means that you can support our vibrant community and benefit HAC every time you visit Holland! We kindly request that you use the provided booking links and/or referral codes when reserving your hotel rooms. This way, our hotel partners will know you’re with us, which helps us out a lot and strengthens our relationships with them! These partnerships are important as they give us the support we need to keep hosting great events. Thanks for helping us out and making our swim meets even better!

Haworth Hotel at Hope College

This recently renovated hotel lends a modern feel to Hope College’s historic campus. Just 1.5 miles from HAC, the Haworth Hotel features a Biggby Coffee shop and is steps away from downtown Holland’s best dining and shopping. Use our referral code when booking: swim2024.

Hampton Inn | Holland

Hampton Inn offers free hot breakfast, free WiFi, an indoor pool and hot tub, and close proximity to shopping and family-friendly dining options. It’s a short 10-minute drive from our facility and 15 minutes from Holland State Park and beach.

Home2 Suites by Hilton | Holland

Home2 Suites is an all-suite extended-stay hotel featuring contemporary accommodations, customizable guest room design, and all the comforts of home. Just 13 minutes from HAC, it’s perfect for the whole family. Use our corporate account # when booking: 3230727

Holiday Inn Express | Holland

Have you ever used a Michigan-shaped indoor pool? When you stay at Holland’s Holiday Inn Express, you can! Other amenities include an outdoor sports court, an indoor game room, and a free daily breakfast bar. It’s less than 5 miles from HAC and minutes away from plenty of outdoor and cultural activities.

Holiday Inn Express | Grandville

With easy access from I-196, this hotel is conveniently located between downtown Grand Rapids and the lakeshore. Enjoy daily complimentary breakfast, an indoor pool and hot tub, and a short drive to nearby shopping destinations like Tanger Outlets. In less than 30 minutes, you’ll be at HAC!

Courtyard Holland Downtown

This Marriott property can be found in the heart of downtown Holland. Its two onsite dining options, free WiFi, fitness center, indoor pool and whirlpool, and close proximity to the best of downtown Holland will leave you refreshed, energized, and ready for your next adventure! Use our referral code when booking: E2457

thank you to our travel & tourism partner

The Holland Area Convention & Visitors Bureau

The Holland Area Convention and Visitors Bureau is our local travel and tourism partner, highlighting and promoting the very best that our lakeshore community has to offer. Visitors and residents alike can discover the magic of Holland through the Bureau’s informative website and annual Visitors Guide. Their continued support of our facility is greatly appreciated. Whether you are here for an hour or a month, we encourage you to visit their website for more information about our wonderful city!

Things to do

West Michigan is full of fun things to do, no matter what time of year you stop by! Visitors can enjoy the natural beauty of the Lake Michigan shoreline, indulge in a shopping trip at one of downtown Holland’s carefully curated boutiques, or treat yourself to an unforgettable dining experience with friends or family. You’ll appreciate Holland’s unique juxtaposition of small-town Midwestern hospitality, big-city amenities, sugar sand beaches, beloved Dutch heritage, and picturesque historic downtown streets. And if you need one more reason to visit: Holland won “Best Small Town” when Midwest Living selected their 2023 Best of the Midwest award winners!

Shopping and Dining

Antiques, boutiques, craft brews, desserts… From A to Z, it’s sure to be included in one of Holland’s charming shops, galleries, and eateries. The Holland Area Convention and Visitors Bureau has curated a selection of downtown’s finest shopping and dining experiences. Click the button to see their suggested stops!

Photo from Holland.org

Outdoor Experiences

The lakeshore offers 365 days of natural beauty and outdoor activities for residents and guests alike. Whether you prefer hiking, kayaking, dune climbing, camping, swimming, wind surfing, enjoying parks or gardens, experiencing Dutch history, or browsing a farmers market, Holland has it! The City of Holland has curated a list of outdoor activities perfect for every member of your family; follow the link below for more.

Photo by Deb Snelson

Culture and History

Whether you enjoy film, live music, theater, the arts, or history, Holland offers the best features of a big city with a small town feel. The Holland Area Arts Council boasts three professional galleries, the Holland Museum includes multiple historic properties around town, and live music can be found everywhere from local restaurants to the Kollen Park Band Shell. Click the button below for culture and history recommendations from Holland’s Downtown Development Authority.

Photo from Holland Museum

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