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Art in the Park

Art in the Park in Holland, Michigan

Thousands of people will converge on downtown Holland on August 6 for Art in the Park – a day of fine art and crafts, live music, and food. In its 51-year history, this event has grown to draw one of the largest influxes of visitors to the city on a single day, second only to...

Big Lake Classic Fishing Tournament

Reel in a Trophy Fish at the Big Lake Classic

Fact: Michigan touches four of the five Great Lakes and has more than 11,000 inland lakes, plus countless rivers and streams. It's no wonder the fishing is good here in Michigan! Whether you're a champion angler or a weekend enthusiast, you'll find unmatched freshwater fishing opportunities here in Saugatuck, where the Kalamazoo River empties into Lake Michigan.

Saugatuck Sand Dunes

Explore Saugatuck's Sand Dunes

Nestled between the Kalamazoo River and Lake Michigan you'll find one of West Michigan's natural treasures: rolling sand dunes for miles! The Saugatuck Dunes are part of the largest grouping of freshwater dunes in the world. They were formed by glaciers thousands of years ago and sculpted over time by wind, waves and native vegetation. During your next stay with us at The Hotel...

Farmer's Market

Farmers Market at Saugatuck Center for the Arts

There's nothing like a farmers market in the summertime to connect a community with its local farmers and artisans. They're a great place to quite literally get a "taste" of the region with a incredible selection of farm-fresh products. During your summer getaway to western Michigan, we invite you to immerse yourself in our agricultural bounty with a visit to...

Oval Beach

Visit One of the World's Top Beaches in Saugatuck

A sweeping shoreline, sugar-sand beach, sparkling water, towering sand dunes. If this describes your ideal beach, then make plans to visit Saugatuck this summer and spend a day at our world-renowned Oval Beach. This is Saugatuck's main beach on Lake Michigan and is a summertime favorite for residents and...

Antique Shops

Find Timeless Treasures in Allegan County

With its rich history in agriculture, manufacturing, culture and craftsmanship, it's no wonder Michigan is a gold mine when it comes to antiquing. Treasure hunters can peruse a multitude of antique shops throughout Allegan County along Michigan's western coast to uncover unique vintage finds. New-to-you pieces can invigorate your home space while carrying the memory of your antiquing...

Frederik Meijer Gardens

Frederik Meijer Gardens and Sculpture Park

One of the most visited art museums in the world can be found in Grand Rapids, Michigan – a 40-minute drive from Saugatuck that's well worth the trip. The Frederik Meijer Gardens and Sculpture Park combines the experience of stunning gardens with fine art. The 158-acre grounds feature Michigan’s largest tropical...

Tulip Time

It's Tulip Time in Holland, Michigan

You don't have to travel to the Netherlands to immerse yourself in tulips, windmills and Dutch culture. You'll find all that and more with a visit to Holland, Michigan. Spring is the perfect time to make the trip, when all the tulips are in bloom and the city is awash in glorious, vibrant color. Holland's annual Tulip Time Festival...

Tulips

Spend the Day in Holland, Michigan

Forbes Magazine named Holland, Michigan, one of America's prettiest towns – and it's easy to see why. As the town's name suggests, Holland has a rich Dutch heritage that serves as its cultural identity and a theme for many of its popular attractions. Situated near the eastern shore of Lake Michigan on Lake Macatawa, Holland has much to offer – great beaches, a...

Meyer May House

A Frank Lloyd Wright Masterpiece in Grand Rapids

You may be familiar with Frank Lloyd Wright, considered the greatest American architect of all time. Over a creative period of 70 years, he designed more than 1,000 structures. His first major commission here in Michigan was the Meyer May House in Grand Rapids. And it makes a great side trip while you're visiting us in...

Snowshoeing

Snowshoe through Saugatuck's Dunes

For winter outdoor enthusiasts, there's nothing more peaceful and tranquil than taking a hike on a bed of freshly fallen snow. Here in Saugatuck, the dunes that stretch along Lake Michigan's shoreline are the perfect spot for snowshoeing and exploring our winter wonderland on foot. Miles of spectacular trails wind through serene woods and along the lakeshore's edge. Don't miss...

Virtue Cider Orchard

Bless the Orchards at Virtue Cider's Winter Wassail

You've heard of wassail, the warm mulled cider drink enjoyed during the holiday season and the cold winter months that follow. But maybe you didn't know that wassailing is an old English custom of blessing fruit tree orchards with drinking and singing to ensure a good harvest in the coming year.