Treat Yourself: Pick up Wilhelmina mints, wooden shoes, delicate krakelingen cookies and fine blue-and-white Delft porcelain at downtown shops such as the Holland Peanut Store, the Michigan Pantry and AlpenRose Cafe. downtownholland.com
Beach Bum: Snap Instagram-worthy photos at Big Red, the area's beloved red lighthouse, from across the channel at Holland State Park. Afterward, play in the Lake Michigan surf on the sandy beaches or walk the pier, watching the boats sail the channel. 2215 Ottawa Beach Road, 616-399-9390, michigandnr.com/parksandtrails
Night Cap: New Holland Brewing reigns supreme in a town that's now home to several craft brewers. Hops lovers shouldn't miss the brewery's insanely popular Mad Hatter IPA, while malt-lovers can't go wrong with the Poet Oatmeal Stout. 66 E. Eighth St., 616-355-6422, newhollandbrew.com
Rest Break: Comfortable amenities meet modern design in CityFlats Hotel. No two rooms are the same at this LEED-gold-certified boutique hotel, where countertops are made from recycled glass and concrete, and bedding is woven of eco-friendly bamboo. 61 E. Seventh St., 616-796-2100, cityflatshotel.com
App We Love: Trip Splitter
If you go with friends, dividing the bill can be dodgy. Take out the guesswork by recording costs and who paid in this app. Then split the expense among selected people. If you've had too many drinks and are foggy on your spending, the geo-locate tool will help you remember purchases.
Pit Stop: Saugatuck, Michigan
Get rooted in the Dutch tradition by visiting during Holland's popular Tulip Time festival May 7-14 when nearly 5 million of the colored beauties are in blossom.