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Saugatuck and Douglas are small adjacent resort towns in West Michigan on the shores of Lake Michigan, and at the mouth of the Kalamazoo River. They are mostly a summer resort area popular with locals and Chicago residents, and have a lively arts scene and many out of the ordinary shops and restaurants. They offer a peculiar mixture of traditional small-town midwestern values and progressive alternative-lifestyle tolerance.
Saugatuck is known to be a popular destination among the midwest's LGBT community
- Saugatuck-Douglas Convention and Visitors Burea, ☎ . The official source for all visitor information on this popular tourist destination
Saugatuck is located off I-196, south of Holland.
- Amazwi Contemporary Art, 249 Culver St Saugatuck, ☎ . Fine Art Paintings, Sculpture & Unique Crafts from Africa.
- Art 'Round Town, PO Box 405, Saugatuck, ☎ . An outdoor sculpture exhibit, a walking tour
- Blue Coast Artists, 6301 122nd Ave, Fennville, ☎ . Six unique working artists studios specializing in many media.
- Bruce Baughman Studio & Gallery, 242 Butler St, Saugatuck, ☎ . A contemporary fine art gallery
- James Brandess Studios & Gallery, 238 Butler St, Saugatuck, ☎ . Area landscapes, still-lifes, portraits
- Czarina's Treasure, 403 Water Street, Saugatuck, ☎ . Upscale art glass, jewelry, bronzes, antiques, icons and gifts.
- Discovery Art Center, 347 Water St, Saugatuck, ☎ . A nationally recognized co-operative of Saugatuck artists.
- Good Goods, 106 Mason St, Saugatuck, ☎ . Fine art, furniture, ceramics, glass, jewelry and wearable art
- Janice Miles Gallery, 421 Water St, Saugatuck, ☎ . Local and British landscape watercolors, jewelry, garden metal sculptures.
- Koorey Creations, 104 Hoffman St, Saugatuck, ☎ . Hand crafted jewelry, extraordinary gems in gold and platinum. Seasonal hours.
- Ox-Bow, 3435 Rupprecht Way, Saugatuck (At end of Park St.), ☎ . Summer School of art and artists’ residency.
- The Peachbelt Studio & Gallery, Corner of M-89 & 63rd St, Fennville, ☎ . Oil painting by Dawn Stafford & sculpture by Jill Lareaux.
- Saugatuck Douglas Art Club, Saugatuck Gallery, 317 Butler St., Saugatuck, ☎ . Largest selection of oil paintings in West Michigan, affordable prices.
- [dead link]The Timmel Collection, 133 Main St, Saugatuck, ☎ . A gallery of fine art featuring 100 artisans.
- Tuscan Pot, 321 Water Street, Saugatuck, ☎ . Original, Italian style pottery/tiles, Italian imports and more.
- [dead link]Button Gallery, 161 Blue Star Highway, Douglas, ☎ . Offering fine paintings and sculpture in Douglas since 1966.
- [formerly dead link]Elizabeth Ellen Gallery, 21 Main St, Douglas, ☎ . Heirloom quality oil paintings; rotating work of guest artists.
- Constance Petter Gallery, 161 Blue Star Highway, Douglas, ☎ . National and regional fine art for thirty years.
- Water Street Gallery, 98 Center Street, Douglas, ☎ . Contemporary Fine Art, Painting, Glass, Sculpture by national/regional artists.
Stroll the art galleries, visit the eclectic shops and restaurants and walk along the Lake Michigan beach to watch the sunsets. Oval Beach – technically in Saugatuck, but accessible by driving through Douglas – was once featured by MTV as one of the "top five" beaches in the country.
Every June since 1999, Saugatuck has hosted the Waterfront Film Festival, a showcase of independent filmmaking, featuring a selection of movies ranging from (relatively) big-budget productions with well-known star or two to obscure shoestring-budget shorts, including many regional and a few worldwide debuts. 
- A Christmas Carol, Saugatuck, Tickets: +1 269-857-1701 The 22nd season for this local "Humbug" of Dickens. 2 weeks in December.
- Big Lake Outfitters, 640 Water St, Saugatuck, ☎ . Charter fishing, pontoon rentals, fishing & marine supplies.
- Chamber Music Festival of Saugatuck, ☎ . Saugatuck Woman's Club. Concerts Thursdays & Fridays in July & August.
- Clearbrook Golf Club, Pro Shop & Driving Range, 6494 Clearbrook Drive, Saugatuck, ☎ . Golf Digest Four Stars - with friendly rates & great food.
- Fenn Valley Vineyards Tasting Room, 310 Butler Street, Saugatuck, toll-free: . Fenn Valley Tasting Room. Award winning wines of distinction.
- [formerly dead link]Fennville Goose Festival, Fennville, ☎ .
- Harbor Duck Adventures Co, Saugatuck and Douglas, ☎ . Amphibious touring water taxi.
- [dead link]Lakeshore Jazz Connection, ☎ . Sponsoring jazz performances throughout the year.
- Laketown Golf & Conference Center, 6069 Blue Star Highway, ☎ . Premier location for receptions, meetings and conferences.
- [dead link]Mason Street Warehouse, 400 Culver St, Saugatuck, ☎ . An uptown theatre in downtown Saugatuck; a professional theatre.
- The Red Barn, 3657 63rd Street, Saugatuck, ☎ . Plays, Cabarets, Art & Exhibits, Ballet at the Historic Red Barn.
- Saugatuck-Douglas Museum, 735 Park St, Saugatuck, ☎ . Annual exhibits open Memorial Day - Labor Day, daily. Fall weekends.
- Saugatuck Dune Rides, 6495 Blue Star Highway, Saugatuck, ☎ . 35 minute scenic tour thru the sand dunes of Lake Michigan.
- Star of Saugatuck Boat Cruises, 716 Water St, Saugatuck, ☎ . 1 1/2 hour cruise on authentic Sternwheeler – snacks & spirits.
- Saugatuck Center for the Arts, 400 Culver Street, Saugatuck, ☎ . Arts and Entertainment year-round.
- Saugatuck Dunes State Park, 6575 138th Ave, Saugatuck. A day-use park along a secluded strip of Lake Michigan shoreline, Saugatuck Dunes State Park offers 1,000 acres of land with 2.5 miles of shore line.
- Waterfront Film Festival, 350 Culver Street, Saugatuck, ☎ . Annual Independent film festival.
- Lakeview Lanes & Grill, 229 Center Street (Saugatuck and Douglas), ☎ . Restaurant, Bar & Bowling
- [dead link]Running Rivers Kayak Rental, Wade's Bayou Park, Center St., Douglas, ☎ . No experience needed. All ages welcome! 8 hour river trips.
- American Spoon Foods, 308 Butler St, Saugatuck, ☎ . Gourmet artisanal foods celebrating the native flavors of Michigan!
- [dead link]Belvedere Inn & Restaurant, 3656 63rd Street, Saugatuck, ☎ . Award winning B&B and dinner. All inclusive dine and lodge!
- [formerly dead link]The Butler, 40 Butler St, Saugatuck, ☎ . Seafood, steaks & burgers. Waterfront dining. Open year round.
- Butler Pantry, 119 Butler St, Saugatuck, ☎ . Gourmet kitchenware, gadgets, specialty foods, wine.
- Charlie's Round the Corner Ice Dream, 134 Mason St, Saugatuck, ☎ . 50 flavors. Saugatuck's favorite ice cream shop for 30 years.
- Chequers of Saugatuck, 220 Culver St, Saugatuck, ☎ . Quaint English pub. English foods & more. Imported beers.
- [dead link]Clearbrook Restaurant, 6494 Clearbrook Drive, Saugatuck, ☎ . Choose top-rated refined dining or award winning casual food.
- Coral Gables Restaurant, 220 Water St, Saugatuck, ☎ . Saugatuck's waterfront, entertainment complex, 5 bars, 4 restaurants.
- [formerly dead link]Epic Wieners, 439 Butler St #5, Saugatuck, ☎ . Eat delicious all beef hot dogs and sit down and play video games while you're at it.
- Kilwin's Chocolate, 152 Butler St, S, Saugatuck, ☎ . Handmade chocolates, fudge and original recipe ice cream.
- The Little Store, 6586 122nd Ave, Fennville, ☎ . Beer, liquor, pizza takeout, sporting goods, grocery, lotto, video.
- Marro's Italian Restaurant, 147 Water St, Saugatuck, ☎ . 36 years of great "homemade" Italian food. Casual fun dining.
- Mermaid Bar & Grill, 340 Water St, ☎ . Saugatuck. Waterfront dining and cocktails, fresh seafood, pasta and steaks.
- The Olive Mill, 220 Culver St, Saugatuck, ☎ . Olive oil tasting experience. 30 artisan extra virgin olive oils & balsamic vinegars.
- [dead link]Phil's Bar & Grille, 215 Butler St, Saugatuck, ☎ . Hemingway's favorite Saugatuck hang-out. Damn fine food & drink.
- Pumpernickels, 202 Butler St, Saugatuck, ☎ . Breakfast, lunch, dinner & cocktails; relaxed atmosphere, patio & sun deck.
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- Restaurant Toulouse, 248 Culver St, Saugatuck, ☎ . French country cuisine in a beautiful, relaxed setting. Reservations.
- The River Market & Deli, 650 Water St, Saugatuck, ☎ . Full deli, groceries, beer, liquor, wine, bakery, cigars & gas dock.
- Sand Bar Saloon, 141 Butler St, Saugatuck, ☎ . Friendly downtown bar with beer, wine, spirits, pool tables, gyros & Keno.
- [dead link]Saugatuck Coffee Company, 119-121 Butler Street, ☎ . Saugatuck. Casual elegance located in historic Leland Alley behind Kilwin’s
- Saugatuck-Douglas Green Market, 400 Culver Street, Saugatuck, ☎ . (June–September) Featuring Michigan farmers and artisan producers, dedicated to bringing fresh, high quality food to your table.
- Spectators Sports Bar & Grill, 6432 Blue Star Highway, Saugatuck, ☎ . 25 TVs, outdoor seating, live music, meeting room for up to 50 people.
- Tabor Hill Wine Port, 214 Butler St, Saugatuck, ☎ . Fine wines, great food, incredible view, tastings & tours (800) 283-3363
- Uncommon Grounds Coffeehouse, 127 Hoffman St, Saugatuck, ☎ . In-house roasted coffees, fresh baked goods, full juice bar.
- [formerly dead link]The White House, 149 Griffith St, Saugatuck, ☎ . Food. Fun. Home of classic rock.
- Wine Sellers Of Saugatuck, 247 Butler St, Saugatuck, ☎ . Fine wine and beer, wine racks, gourmet foods, gifts and cigars
- Lakeview Lanes & Grill, 229 Center Street, ☎ . Restaurant, bar, bowling
- [dead link]Blue Star Cafe & M&M's Ice Cream, 141 Blue Star Hwy, Douglas, ☎ . Ma & Pa Greek meals-Veggies-Omelets-Burgers-Pitas-Ice Cream.
- DeMond's Super Valu, 237 Center St, Douglas, ☎ . Beer, wine, liquor, bakery, deli, fresh produce and tender steaks.
- Everyday People Cafe, 11 Center St, Douglas, ☎ . Casual, hip dining featuring eclectic American-Bistro fare.
- Costa Azul (formerly Jo Jo's), 107 Blue Star Highway, Douglas, +1 269-857-1523, Authentic, family owned and operated Mexican.
- Saugatuck Brewing Co, ☎ . Open 3-6PM Daily. Later by chance. Next door to the Antique Pavilion, Douglas, Handcrafted beer and brew. On premise brewery.
- Beechwood Manor Inn & Cottage, 736 Pleasant Street, Saugatuck, toll-free: . An upscale bed and breakfast within walking distance to downtown Saugatuck.
- Saugatuck Bed and Breakfast, 938 Center Street, toll-free: . A victorian home in a wooded setting just half a block from the Lake Michigan beach.
- Hidden Garden Cottages & Suites, 247 Butler St. Saugatuck, toll-free: . Check-in: 4PM, check-out: 12 noon. $135-$225.
- Hidden Garden Cottages & Suites, 247 Butler St., toll-free: . located right downtown.
- Lynn-Dee-Lea Houseboat, 868 Holland St, Saugatuck, ☎ . Sleep on the water in this boatel.
- Twin Gables Inn, 900 Lake Street (A-2 (Blue Star Hwy) & Lake St), toll-free: . Check-in: 3PM, check-out: 11AM. Casual bed and breakfast in town overlooking Lake Kalamazoo. From $129.
- The Wickwood Inn, 510 Butler Street, ☎ , toll-free: . Bed and breakfast near the shore of Lake Michigan that touts its food.
- Lakeshore Lodging, 735 Lake Street, ☎ , toll-free: , e-mail: email@example.com. Vacation rental company in Saugatuck that offers condos and vacation home rentals near the beach of Lake Michigan.
- Sherwood Forest Bed and Breakfast, 938 Center Street, Douglas, toll-free: . Just half a block from the Lake Michigan beach.
- The Dunes Resort, 333 Blue Star Hwy, Douglas, ☎ . Gay & Lesbian resort with motel rooms and multi-room cottages, set in 20 acres.
The lakeshore city of Holland lies a short distance to the north.
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