Visitor Information

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The Great Lakes Surf Festival is located at Pere Marquette Beach and will run from 12:30PM-7PM. Traffic at the beach will be very busy this time of year so we encourage you to arrive early.
Below are some details on places to stay and some of the public transportation that is available if case you are interested in avoiding driving. If you are driving, we encourage you to car pool with friend.

By Bike:
Muskegon is blessed with miles and miles of bike paths leading to Pere Marquette Beach. To find the best path for you check out the map and at the link below.

Public Transit:
MATS (Public Bus)Muskegon Area Transit will have their normal buses running the day GLSF on Route 35 (Lake shore/Sherman). Buses can be boarded anywhere marked with the MATS symbol along route 35 as well as the main terminal located in downtown Muskegon (Herman Ivory Terminal 351 Morris Street). There is plenty of parking in the Morris street lot across from the terminal (Herman Ivory Terminal parking is by permit only). The parking lots are located near Unruly Brewing & Pigeon Hill Brewing companies. Additionally if you are staying at one of the local hotels you can walk to the bus terminal station from the Holiday Inn or the Shoreline Inn & Suites.

Route and schedule TBD.

Muskegon has a few Taxi Companies for Hire Please see below for contact information:

Port City Cab – (231) 739-7161

Busy Bee Taxi – (231) 733-5400

Blue City Taxi – (231) 780-5466


**Most of the below hotels have free shuttle to and from GLSF. Make sure you check with hotel on shuttle service.

Delta Hotels Marriott Muskegon
Located Downtown Muskegon (Walking Distance to Unruly & Pigeon Hill) 939 3rd St, Muskegon, MI 49440
(231) 722-0100

Shoreline Inn & Suites:
Located Downtown Muskegon (Walking Distance to Unruly & Pigeon Hill)
750 Terrace Point Dr, Muskegon, MI 49440
(231) 727-8483

Red Roof Inn:
150 S Seaway Dr, Norton Shores, MI 49444
(231) 733-4307

Hampton Inn:
1401 E Ellis Rd, Muskegon, MI 49444
(231) 799-8333

Fairfield Inn & Suites:
1520 E Mt Garfield Rd, Muskegon, MI
(231) 799-0100