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Saugatuck Named One of the 10 Hottest Gay Destinations


For us here in Saugatuck/Douglas, embracing everyone—including our LGBTQ community—is a way of life, and we are thrilled that Orbitz chose to highlight us as one of the top gay destinations for 2019.


Here’s what Orbitz had to say about Saugatuck: “A heavenly slice of Midwest idyll, the arts-focused towns of Saugatuck and nearby Douglas are nestled on Michigan’s stunning west coast (think swooping sand dunes and pretty harbors). Collectively these small-town charmers boast more than 140 LGBT-friendly businesses, including The Dunes Resort, the epicenter of queer life and host to the women-oriented weekend Go Girl. Summer is high season (Oval Beach is oft fawned over as one of the best in America), but don’t overlook autumn when the leaves are crisp, and the apple orchards and wineries are in full swing. Best of all, Saugatuck is just a three-hour drive from Chicago and Detroit.”

Along with what’s noted in the article, we can’t help but mention some other activities that have helped make this destination a favorite LGBTQ getaway for decades, including an abundance of outdoor recreation, highly-acclaimed dining establishments, and the unique shopping that can be found in our quaint downtown boutiques and art galleries.


As Orbitz notes, The Dunes Resort is indeed a hub for LGBTQ entertainment. Featuring a disco/bar complex with a high-energy dance floor, cabaret, game room, and outdoor patio bar, there is never a dull moment. For visitors looking for a more low-key stay, know that all of our luxury bed & breakfasts, hotels, motels, and vacation rentals are LGBTQ-friendly as well. Whether you’re looking for revelry or relaxation—or perhaps a bit of both—you’ll find it all here and be welcomed with open arms.


Click here to view Orbitz full story.

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