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  • Celebrate in Saugatuck
    BBQs, boating, fireworks: All of the 4th of July must-dos; but in Saugatuck we have so much more.
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  • Seven Ways to Explore Our Beautiful Harbor
    Between the towns, the wetlands, and the waves of Lake Michigan, there’s a whole blue world to explore – and a mode of travel for every mood.
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Saugatuck named one of America's 10 Best Lake Towns

Saugatuck/Douglas was recently named by Thrillist and USA Today as one of the top lake towns in the United States! 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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SCA's 2018 Theater Season

Get ready to laugh and maybe even fall in love with the three legendary musicals coming to the Saugatuck Center for the Arts this summer! Mason Street Warehouse and the SCA have once again collaborated, adding Mamma Mia!Dixie’s…, and Once to this season’s bill, starting June 22. If you haven’t yet experienced the intimate 400-seat venue and Broadway talent that each performance holds, we encourage you to see what the hype is all about.

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Fourth of July in Saugatuck - Two Weeks of Fun!

BBQs, boating, fireworks: all of the 4th of July must-dos; but in Saugatuck we have so much more. To get you in the red, white and blue spirit, we’re creating a three-post series to make the most of this classic summer holiday. Since the 4th falls on a Wednesday this year, we’re giving you the low-down on a week full of festivities starting the weekend prior. Whether you’re looking for special events or Saugatuck/Douglas area staples, we’ve got your pre-holiday weekend covered!

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Unsalted & Unsurpassed

With white quartz sand stretching on for miles, inviting people to relax, stroll along the shore, build sand castles, hang out with friends, or watch the sun go down, our 10 miles of shoreline, and six public beaches, make for perfect summer days.

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Nature & Recreation
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,” and inviting places to hike, boat, fish, and golf, you’ll find a natural playground that’s worth exploring 365 days a year.
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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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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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Shopping
The distinct downtowns of Saugatuck, Douglas and Fennville offer ample opportunities to window-shop, browse, and indulge. Treat yourself to a little retail therapy in our eclectic blend of upscale boutiques, outdoor gear, Michigan-made goodies, and other treasures.
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Nestled into the sunset coast of West Michigan, we’re a short drive from several major cities in the Midwest and a quick hop from the Grand Rapids airport.