Road Trip Destination: Saugatuck/Douglas

Spring means warmer weather, sweeter air and dryer roads – the perfect conditions for a road trip. Named as one of the 10 Best Road Trips from Chicago, Saugatuck/Douglas makes a great destination to cruise to this spring and summer. Situated on the coast of Lake Michigan just two-and-a-half hours from Chicago, three hours from Detroit and three and a half hours from Toledo and Indianapolis, the Art Coast of Michigan isn’t far from reach. Here are three ways to enjoy Saugatuck/Douglas, road trip style:

Make Saugatuck/Douglas Your Home Base

Conveniently located in the heart of Southwest Michigan, we aren’t far from major west Michigan attractions such as Frederik Meijer Gardens, Michigan’s Adventure, Windmill Island Gardens and more. Venture out on day trips to these world-class attractions and then return to stay in the comfort of a Saugatuck/Douglas hotel, bed & breakfast or vacation rental.

Enjoy a Few Days During your Cruise Along the West Michigan Shoreline

Saugatuck/Douglas is one of the many great Michigan Beachtowns along West Michigan’s coastline. Stop for a few days in Saugatuck/Douglas along your trip up the coast for delicious meals, top-notch hospitality, artistic culture and fantastic outdoor amenities like Saugatuck Dunes State Park and the world-renown Oval Beach.

Explore Saugatuck/Douglas as Your Road Trip

With three distinct districts, Saugatuck/Douglas and Fennville can be a road trip in its own right. If you’re a craft food and beverage connoisseur, call Coastal Tours for a built-in tour guide and designated driver between all of our area craft beverage establishments. Or, create your own appetizer crawl, a concept created by locals here in Saugatuck/Douglas. Get a group of friends together and grab a drink and an appetizer at each of your favorite spots. Into the arts? Stop by the Saugatuck/Douglas Welcome Center for a full list of area galleries and artist studios and make a day of touring them all. Love history? There’s an entire historical tour built of our towns just for you!

Roll those windows down and enjoy the warm weather this spring and summer with a road trip to the Art Coast of Michigan.

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