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A round of golf or a round of beers, hiking trails or setting sails, relaxing at the beach or diving into the surf. Take a paddle on the river or simply watch the boats go by. It's all here waiting for you, in the Art Coast of Michigan.

Saugatuck Named One of the 10 Hottest Gay Destinations for 2019

Discover the open-minded charm that’s made the Saugatuck/Douglas area a favorite destination for many in the LGBT community. Our deep roots in the creative arts have grown into an accepting culture where you’ll find people from all walks of life mingling comfortably on the beach or out on the town. This was highlighted in Orbitz.com’s recent article, including Saugatuck/Douglas as one of the top 10 hottest gay destinations to travel to in 2019.

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Saugatuck Expo: A Series of Curated Events from June 1-30

Saugatuck Expo is a month-long celebration of arts and culture that have made the Art Coast of Michigan a tourism destination for 150 years.

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Top 10 Best Lake Town in North America

Thrillist named us to their “America’s 20 Best Summertime Lake Towns” thanks to the amazing world-wide reputation for Oval Beach, our famed Mount Baldhead Park and our fantastic charter fishing on Lake Michigan. And USA Today says we are one of the “Top 10 Best Lake Towns in North America”.

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Celebrating the Culinarty Arts during Saugatuck Expo

Saugatuck, Douglas and Fennville are home to an astounding number of talented chefs, restauranteurs, sommeliers and culinary professionals. With this bounty of culinary delights prevalent throughout our region, the perfect way to kick-off our month-long celebration of the arts this June during Saugatuck Expo is by showcasing our great restaurants.

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One of the World's Best Beach Towns
Sun. Sand. And water, as far as the eye can see. With 10 spectacular miles of Lake Michigan shoreline, one of Condé Nast Traveler’s “Top 25 Beaches in the World,” the Saugatuck/Douglas region shines all year long, but especially as one of the premier summertime destinations in the country.
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Art & Culture
Long known as “the art coast of Michigan,” this community traces its creative roots back 100 years to the day when The Art Institute of Chicago established its Ox-Bow School here. Today, dozens of working painters, sculptors, ceramicists, and other artists call it home, enriching our community with an open-minded outlook and an appreciation of art that spills over into the galleries around town. We’re also home to the Saugatuck Center for the Arts, which hosts art exhibits, stage productions, films, lectures, and other cultural events around the year.
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Unique Finds
Indulge yourself in a little retail therapy. Three distinct districts in Saugatuck, Douglas and Fennville offer ample opportunities to window-show, browse and indulge. Our eclectic blend of upscale boutiques and galleries, outdoor gear, artisan goodies and other treasures offer the perfect day of shopping and exploring.
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Hospitality
No vacation spot is complete without a good meal and a comfortable place to settle down for the night, and Saugatuck, Douglas and Fennville know how to fill the bill. You’ll find award-winning chefs, locally brewed craft beer and cider on tap, and charming, friendly accommodations for a night, a weekend, or a season. Come discover why we have the best restaurants on Michigan's west cost and why USA Today, Coastal Living, Thrillest, Travel & Leisure and so many more have written about the Saugatuck experience.
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