There's something magical about the twin cities of Saugatuck and Douglas. From outdoor adventures to romantic getaways, art galleries to alfresco dining, and sunny days to cozy nights, it’s easy to see why Saugatuck/Douglas has a special place in so many hearts.
Experience life like a local in Saugatuck/Douglas. Named one of the “10 All-Star American Beach Towns” by Coastal Living Magazine, they offer the quintessential small-town experience.
Perhaps you’re visiting for a slower pace of life by lounging at the famous Oval Beach or strolling through the charming downtowns. Or, perhaps you’re seeking culture and adventure by enjoying the extensive arts or culinary scenes or trekking the state park trails. No matter why you’re visiting, you’re sure to find what you’re looking for in the Art Coast of Michigan.
20 Best Places to Go in 2020
Conde Nast Traveler - 2019
Best Coastal Small Town
USA Today 10Best Readers' Choice 2019
The 20 Best Michigan State Parks
Saugatuck Dunes State Park
U.S. News & World Report - 2019
The Best US Wine Regions to Visit this Fall
Lake Michigan Shore Wine Trail
Travel Zoo - 2019
4th of July
What better place to celebrate the 4th of July than along the shoreline of Lake Michigan? Whether you’re looking for classic traditions like fireworks, barbeque and live music or you’re looking to make new traditions like catching a live theater show, Independence Day is a special time in the Art Coast of Michigan. .
The Art Coast
The natural beauty of Saugatuck/Douglas makes the area a mecca for creative people, including the plein air painters of the early 1900s, the Art Institute of Chicago's Ox-Bow School, and gallery artists who live here today. Named one of the best art towns in America by Expedia, experience why we're known as the Art Coast of Michigan.
Food & Beverage
Saugatuck/Douglas is home to an astounding number of talented chefs, restauranteurs, sommeliers and culinary professionals, probably because Fennville, our southern-most sister city, is one of Michigan’s agricultural hubs. Warm up this winter with a delicious meal or craft beverage.
Indulge in your own personal treasure hunt among our galleries, antique shops and boutiques. With a district downtown on each side of the river, there's bound to be something special calling your name.
HIke, Bike & Paddle
Saugatuck/Douglas is a haven for outdoor recreation enthusiasts. Whether you’re looking for a challenging trail to trek, a path to peddle, or a waterway to explore, the options for enjoying the great outdoors are endless here
Known Around the World
These small towns have gotten a lot of big attention from national and global news outlets for their beauty, small-town charm, expansive beaches and more. Plan your trip today and find out why for yourself! .
Under The Radar - Saugatuck