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  • Downtown
    Enjoy a huge range of entertainment, dining, shopping and sightseeing opportunities, all within an easy, eye-catching 10-minute walk.
    West Side
    From tigers and coffee to meat markets and Mexican restaurants, the West Side is a fascinating mix of old-school and up-and-coming.
    Grit, growth and creativity characterize this downtown neighborhood, which boasts unique galleries, clever dining spots and many pleasant…
    Heritage Hill
    One of the nation’s top old-house neighborhoods – with 1,300 buildings dating back to 1844 – is just a five-minute walk from downtown.
    Medical Mile
    This world-class health-sciences corridor is spurring new retail and residential developments well beyond its namesake mile.
    North Quarter
    The city’s largest park, tiniest burger joint, oldest sweet shop and newest best-bar winner are just a few of the pleasures that await visitors.…
    Diversity is the hallmark of Southtown, with numerous ethnic groups contributing to a vibrant mix of restaurants, shops and events.
    An eclectic mix of specialty shops, galleries, restaurants and entertainment venues reflect this area’s friendly, funky, fabulous character.


    Midwest Living magazine ranked Saugatuck/Douglas #5 on its list of top vacation destinations in the U.S. The National Trust for Historic Preservation selected it as one of the "Dozen Distinctive Destinations" in the U.S. Together, these twin communities form "The Art CoastTM of West Michigan" - reflecting an artistic heritage that spans more than 100 years and is still going strong today.

    Noteworthy attractions and events in Saugatuck/Douglas include:

    Oval Beach. Ranked one of America's top five beaches by MTV and one of the top two in the USA by National Geographic Traveler magazine.

    Saugatuck Dunes State Park. Long sandy beaches, 200-foot-tall dunes and a 300-acre natural area perfect for hikers and birdwatchers.

    Art Galleries. A wide range of galleries and art events earn this area consistent recognition as one of America's top 25 arts destinations.

    Saugatuck Center for the Arts. Hosts everything from art exhibits and concerts to summer farm markets and Broadway-style theatre.

    Venetian Festival. Fireworks over the lake, a boat parade, live music, kid fun, food and more distinguish this annual event. 2015 dates July 24-26.