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Explore the Lake Michigan coastline and all it offers with our local recommendations and tips to vacation like a local.

A Third Coast Pop-Up Picnic with Sincerely K & J

Planning a summer getaway to Southwest Michigan with Bluefish Vacation Rentals opens up a world of possibilities for creating unforgettable memories. Among the many ways to enhance your vacation, a pop-up picnic hosted by Sincerely K & J stands out as a unique and luxurious option. Whether celebrating a special occasion or wanting to elevate your beach or backyard experience, Sincerely K & J offers tailored picnics that promise to delight and impress.

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Have a Grand Slam Time With the South Bend Cubs

Baseball and summer go together like hot dogs and bonfires. For generations, from little league to the majors, baseball has brought friends and family together for peanuts, Cracker Jack, and the love of the game. As for minor league teams, the South Bend Cubs home field is fairly close to Bluefish Vacation Rentals and offers a fun way to discover a new nearby place while connecting with friends and family. Here’s what to know!

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Reel in the Fun with These Lake Michigan Fishing Charters

Those who consider themselves angling enthusiasts could give you a hundred reasons why taking a fishing charter on Lake Michigan is a bucket list item. Still, even if you’ve never gone fishing a day in your life, you may find the idea of going out in search of salmon, steelhead, and trout with a seasoned pro intriguing. So, to help you find the best option for your group getaway, we put together five top-rated Lake Michigan fishing charters.

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Experience Tulip Time in Holland, Michigan

The best part about visiting Southwest Michigan in the summer is exploring all the beach towns along the shore. As many of our guests will tell you, our stretch of the Third Coast is a gateway destination to some of the Great Lake State’s hidden gems. And thanks to our ideal locations on the Big Lake, staying with Bluefish Vacation Rentals opens up a treasure chest of possibilities. One such opportunity to live like a local and share in community celebrations is the Tulip Time Festival in Holland, Michigan.

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10 Ways to Kick Off Spring with a Lake Michigan Vacation

Although many in the Upper Midwest have extensive experience embracing winter, by March, there’s usually a shared eagerness for longer days and sunshine. So, now that the homestretch to spring is here, most people are thinking about blossoming flowers, t-shirt weather, and outdoor activities. To get you as excited for the changing season as we are at Bluefish Vacation Rentals, we put together ten ways to shake off winter while visiting Lake Michigan this spring.

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A Quiet Romantic Winter Getaway on Lake Michigan

As Valentine’s Day approaches, we’ve been thinking about some of the best ways to spark romance. Romantic getaways in Michigan can be full of activities, but there’s something to be said about having a low-key retreat for two in the comfort of your home away from home. That doesn’t mean you have to shut yourself in (unless you want to), but take solace in knowing you can successfully escape without stepping off the property.

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A Guide to a Low-Key New Year’s Eve Party

New Year’s Eve looks a little different for everyone, but one thing is for sure: it’s the perfect time to reflect, look forward, and appreciate your friends and family. While having a rowdy New Year’s Eve party or going out on the town can be a fun throwback to our younger years, there’s something special about throwing a low-key event in comfort, especially if you have kiddos. Still, that doesn’t mean you can’t do something fun

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4 Ways to Reconnect with a Third Coast Friendsgiving Celebration

Nowadays, it’s not uncommon for families to spread across the country—or the world, making it challenging to gather with relatives for the holidays. As a result, many traditions take new forms, and Friendsgiving is the ideal opportunity for close pals to put a new twist on a classic Thanksgiving feast. After all, many of us have developed tight-knit groups of our own throughout the years, thanks to coming-of-age experiences like going through college or starting a career. Still, not everyone is familiar with this modern holiday celebration, so you may wonder, “What is Friendsgiving, what do I bring, and when is it?” But don’t worry! The concierge team at Bluefish Vacation Rentals is here to help with some suggestions!

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Enjoy the Michigan Fall Colors in Harbor Country

Saying goodbye to summer isn’t always easy. However, guests of Bluefish Vacation Rentals may find a relaxing retreat among the Michigan fall colors. Usually, from mid-September to the first few weeks of October, the trees become a beautiful landscape of changing colors. If you’re visiting from out of town, finding the best places to witness this display may pose somewhat of a challenge.

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4 Lake Michigan Farmers Markets near Bluefish

Summer will be here soon, and that has us thinking locally. It goes without saying that downtown specialty shops, boutiques, and restaurants are essential to the Harbor Country economy. Another component of our community that also deserves our attention in Southwest Michigan is farmers markets. Farmers markets offer visitors an excellent opportunity to enjoy fresh food, interact with a friendly…

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A Mother’s Day Weekend Getaway on Lake Michigan

When it comes to planning a delightful Mother’s Day weekend getaway, there are a lot of crucial details to consider. Still, when you get down to the nitty-gritty, the main goal is to provide your family a joyful and memorable experience while focusing on Mom. If you’re plotting something for your mom or another remarkable matriarch in the family, Southwest Michigan has much to offer.

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The Best Restaurants Near Union Pier, MI

Harbor Country just so happens to be the perfect date night destination! When looking to venture outside of your cozy Bluefish Vacation Rentals abode, couples can choose from a variety of romantic restaurants near Union Pier, MI. From Asian-inspired fare to classic Italian eats, here’s a sampling of some of the best restaurants near Union Pier, MI. Brewster’s Italian Cafe New Buffalo, MIBrewster’s…

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The Best Shopping in Southwest Michigan

Bring home a memory from your vacation by spending some time shopping in Harbor Country. We aren’t talking about strolling through a department store. Instead, discover unique gifts found in our local boutiques, galleries, coffee shops, and restaurants. When you stay at a Bluefish Vacation Rentals property, your getaway in Michigan is just steps away from many one-of-a-kind shops. The Villager Location: 100 N. Whittaker…

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