A Place for Everyone

Discover the open-minded charm that’s made the Saugatuck-Douglas area a favorite destination for many in the LGBTQ 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.

On the Go
This area is known as a mecca for the arts, with dozens of serious artists working and living here and hundreds more represented in our fine art galleries. Take a leisurely stroll through Saugatuck, Douglas, or Fennville to explore on your own, or use our Galleries directory to pinpoint the businesses that cater to your tastes. Is spending time in the great outdoors your idea of quality time? You’ve come to the right place. Edged by a backdrop of rolling dunes, the Lake Michigan beach is stunning in every season, and a network of trails will get your heart beating and reward you with natural beauty, solitude, and incomparable views.
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Shop & Eat
This is not your standard mall-fare. Divided by the river, our two distinct downtowns will entice you with one-of-a-kind shops, many owned or staffed by LGBTQ folks. You’ll find unique clothing, Michigan-made foods, home décor, and other treasures to remind you of your trip. Home to cookbook authors, award-winning chefs, and a community of craft beer, cider, and wine makers, this area knows how to please your palate. Book a table for two at any restaurant, and you’ll find friendly service, a charming atmosphere, and tasty food – often flavored with locally harvested produce. Then take in the nightlight - whether it’s enjoying all that is offered at the Dunes Resort, one of the country’s largest LGBTQ Resorts, catching a show at the Saugatuck Center for the Arts or experiencing the Saugatuck Douglas vibe at one of our many downtown bars.”
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Our Hospitality
From romantic inns and B&Bs to hotels, camping, and cottages, you’ll find the perfect accommodations for any style, occasion, or budget, including several lodging establishments that are LGBTQ-owned. Whether you prefer to be at the beach, steps away from downtown, or nestled away into a quiet spot of your own, we’ll treat you to a cozy night away with your special someone.
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