Saugatuck, Michigan is a beautiful city located on Michigan’s West Coast right on Lake Michigan, the most popular of the Great Lakes and the third largest lake in the country. Saugatuck is a very popular tourist destination for Michigan natives and Chicagoans as well as those who come from afar to witness its beauty. Saugatuck is a very charming town and also has great natural sand dunes and beaches right on Lake Michigan.
Things To Do In Saugatuck
Saugatuck is known for its beaches and its coastal dunes on Lake Michigan. Oval Beach is one of the most popular beaches on Lake Michigan and was even rated a top five beach in America by MTV, while the Chicago Tribune dubbed it the best beach in the Midwest. You could spend a lot of time during your Saugatuck vacation at Oval Beach and not be disappointed. The beach slants down toward Lake Michigan and has great soft sand and stunning views.
Make sure to visit the Saugatuck Dunes State Park, which offers 1,000 acres of land and a 2.5-mile stretch of Lake Michigan coastline. Explore the dunes yourself or take a tour with the popular Saugatuck Dune Rides, which takes you on a scenic trip in a dune buggy through the area’s sand dunes. Downtown Saugatuck is a very charming place and has great restaurants and shopping with many stores that show the pride of “Pure Michigan.” Make sure to go down Butler Street and enjoy the great food, ice cream and shopping it has to offer. There is a great art scene in the Saugatuck area with great museums and studios like Amazwi Contemporary Art gallery displaying pieces from Africa and the Discovery Art Center, which is a nationally recognized co-op of local artists. There is also great golf offered at Clearbrook Golf Club and the Ravines Golf Club.
Day Trips From Saugatuck
There are great towns with stunning beaches all along the Lake Michigan coast and in close-proximity to Saugatuck, so you should be sure to visit some of them including Grand Haven, South Haven and Holland. Holland is home to the Holland State Park, which is a beautiful beachfront to Lake Michigan and is very popular in the summer months. Grand Haven also has its own state park on Lake Michigan and a charming downtown area. You can also take a 40-minute trip to one of Michigan’s largest cities, Grand Rapids. Grand Rapids is known for its great art scene with great galleries and museums, the famous Frederik Meijer Gardens and Sculpture Park as well as the host of the globally recognized “Art Prize” festival, which takes place in late September-early October. Grand Rapids also has the Gerald R. Ford Museum, and the fun Grand Rapids Public Museum.
If you’re travelling to Saugatuck for a vacation, we offer a great selection of short-term vacation rentals for great rates in the area. On Tripping.com, you can find a wide variety of beautiful homes, cottages and condominium style rentals to fit your needs and your budget so you can live like a local during your stay. The best places to stay in Saugatuck are close to the Kalamazoo River on either side if you’d like to be close to the best restaurants. Consider looking for rentals near Water Street and North Main Street. Alternatively, you can browse locations by the water for more of a beach vibe.
Transportation In Saugatuck
It’s best to have your own vehicle when vacationing in Saugatuck, whether you drive your own or rent a car for your vacation stay. There isn’t much public transportation and not a lot of taxi services, either. If you have your own vehicle, you can get around easily and to surrounding areas like South Haven, Holland or Grand Rapids and experience more of the Lake Michigan coastline.
Vacation Rentals in Saugatuck
Looking for a vacation rental in Saugatuck? Tripping.com has 652 vacation rental homes available in Saugatuck. You'll find 10 studios, 268 1-bedroom, 117 2-bedroom and 257 rentals with 3 or more bedrooms ranging from €25 a night. For extra convenience, many of these vacation homes can be booked directly online.
The average price of a nightly rental in Saugatuck is €298 while the average price of a weekly rental is €25. For those looking for more than a short term rental such as corporate rentals, extended stays or long term rentals, the average monthly price of a Saugatuck home is €25.
Wondering if you can bring your dog or cat along with you? There are 149 pet-friendly vacation rentals available in Saugatuck. In addition to accommodating pets, Saugatuck rentals offer a variety of amenities. In particular, 594 rentals have Internet and WiFi, 624 have TV and/or cable and 79 have a pool or hot tub.
Search properties from 6 vacation rental sites in Saugatuck where the top providers in that area are HomeAway, Booking.com, and Expedia. There are 458 HomeAway rentals, 108 Booking.com short term rentals and 50 Expedia vacation rentals.