Holland, MichiganIf you can’t find the time to fly to Holland next year in time for the annual tulip festival, then maybe you can drive to Holland, Michigan, in May for their annual Tulip Time Festival. The festival, like the town itself, is a nod to the strong Dutch roots that is still proudly on display. North of Chicago and located on Lake Michigan’s eastern shores, Holland attracts visitors year-round with wide beaches, a lively arts scene, shops that celebrate Dutch culture, and even a sidewalk snowmelt system that keeps downtown’s streets dry during those cold, wet Lake Michigan winter days. Williams enjoys visiting when the weather is nicer – “anytime we can take in the Windmill Island Gardens” – when a stroll downtown can easily lead to arms laden with shopping bags and an evening of good food in one of the small town’s many inviting restaurants.
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