Bay City

Bay City Waterfront

Bay City Waterfront

Bay City welcomes visitors with many antique and specialty shops and fine restaurants and pubs that thrive in renovated 19th century buildings oozing with ambiance.

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Savvy travelers are turning east off I-75 and heading for the City by the Bay. Just 1½ hours north of metro Detroit, Bay City welcomes visitors like long lost friends. Warm smiles greet guests at the many antique and specialty shops and fine restaurants and pubs that thrive in renovated 19th century buildings simply oozing with ambiance. A bustling art and culture scene provide the perfect complement to year-round festivals and special events celebrating everything from St. Patrick to Santa Claus and power boats to classic cars.

Charter boats, excursion vessels and tall ships stand ready to explore the Saginaw River and Saginaw Bay coastline while more than 3,500 acres of protected natural area open sun-dappled doors to the nation's largest freshwater wetland. From golfing and swimming to cross country skiing and espresso sipping, a visit to Bay City will warm your heart all year long.