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Saugatuck

Art Coast of Michigan

Nestled along the eastern shore of Lake Michigan against a backdrop of stunning natural beauty, Saugatuck/Douglas is a place rich with character, culture and outdoor adventures.

What are things to do in Saugatuck?

The beach town of Saugatuck, Michigan is located along the shores of Lake Michigan and offers a variety of outdoor and water activities. After a day of fun in the sun, visitors can enjoy a craft beverage tour or experience a vibrant downtown area full of entertainment, shopping, and the arts.

What is Saugatuck known for?

Known as Michigan's Art Coast, Saugatuck was awarded Best Beach Town 2020 by Midwest Living Magazine. Art lovers can find many galleries and studios here to explore. The area is also known for its pristine Lake Michigan beaches, award-winning wineries and breweries, and LGBTQ community.

Does Saugatuck have a downtown?

Saugatuck offers visitors a vibrant, walkable downtown area. This charming downtown is filled with unique boutiques and art galleries for excellent shopping, pubs and restaurants featuring farm-to-table cuisine, and beautiful gardens. 

Where is Saugatuck?

Saugatuck, Michigan is located on the southeastern shore of Lake Michigan. This charming beach town is 12 miles south of Holland and 45 miles west of Grand Rapids. 

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The Magic of Winter
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A Season for Shopping
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guy and gal walking downtown at night peeping into the stores
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couple overlooking the lake from the snowy beach and grasses
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Full of captivating experiences, a thriving art scene, and a culinary and craft beverage landscape that's renowned—this is the one and only Art Coast of Michigan. Whether you're sharing a round of golf, or a round of beers, exploring our scenic waterways, or simply digging your toes in the sand, Saugatuck/Douglas is the perfect destination for revelry or relaxation. Explore the irresistible charm of our area and discover why Travel + Leisure listed us as one of the top "50 Best Places To Travel in 2022" and Midwest Living named us their pick for Best of the Midwest Best Beach Town in 2021.

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