Your Honeymoon in Saugatuck/Douglas

Wedding season is on the horizon, meaning that it’s time to start considering where to spend your honeymoon! While Saugatuck/Douglas is a popular destination for hosting the wedding itself, with amazing restaurants, romantic lodging options and outdoor activities galore, it’s also a wonderful place to begin your married life together.

Romance is everywhere in Saugatuck/Douglas, which is why lovebirds have made the Art Coast of Michigan their destination for years – in fact, we’ve been dubbed one of the five best mini-moon spots in the state of Michigan! Wondering what there is to do while on your honeymoon in Saugatuck/Douglas? Here are our top recommendations:

Catch a Sunset

Seems simple, but come on, what’s more romantic than watching the sun set? Home to the acclaimed Oval Beach, there’s no better way to end the day than by watching the sun go down with your new spouse at Oval.

Take a Sunset Cruise on the Star of Saugatuck

Want to see the sun set from the water? The Star of Saugatuck is a must-do when visiting our region in the summer whether you’re here for your honeymoon or simply looking for a fun way to end your evening, the sunset cruise is takes the romantic experience to the next level.

Take a Scenic Horseback Ride

Explore the countryside of our region on horseback at Wild West Ranch! This affordable, fun activity is not only romantic, it’s something out of the ordinary (for most of us!) and just a short 25-minute drive from downtown Saugatuck/Douglas.

Enjoy a Romantic Dinner

There’s no shortage of great places to dine out in Saugatuck/Douglas. Between classically romantic spots like Bowdies Chophouse, Belvedere Inn & Restaurant, Coast 236, Everyday People Café or The Grill Room at Clearbrook, to places with amazing food and a hip atmosphere like Salt of the Earth, Borrowed Time, Pennyroyal Café & Provisions or The Southerner, there’s something for everyone’s palate here.

Explore Saugatuck/Douglas via Bike Ride

The towns of Saugatuck and Douglas are extremely bikeable and biking between the two is one of the best ways to get around. If you didn’t bring you own, no worries – rent bikes from local outlets like Just Add Water or Big Lake Outfitters.

Get on the Water

While our region is situated on Lake Michigan, our towns are divided by the Kalamazoo River – water is a big part of our culture. Rent a Retro Boat and cruise out on to the big lake, or rent a kayak and paddle around Lake Kalamazoo; take the Water Taxi from one end of the harbor to the other or ride the Star of Saugatuck for a full-blown water tour. The choice is yours!

See a Show at Saugatuck Center for the Arts

Saugatuck Center for the Arts is a hub for the arts, bringing in nationally recognized visual art exhibitions, Broadway-caliber theater productions, acclaimed film screenings and more. The 2020 summer theater lineup includes Kinky Boots, Dixies Tupperware Party and Legally Blonde. Click here to learn more about all the Saugatuck Center for the Arts has to offer.

Take a Beverage Tour

There’s no shortage of great beer, wine and spirits to quench your thirst, either. While you will most likely enjoy a pint of beer or a cocktail with your meals, you can also make beverage tasting the center of your experience by hiring Coastal Tours to drive you from tasting to tasting responsibly.

Couples Massage at a Spa

What’s more relaxing after a long wedding planning process than a massage with your brand-new spouse? Area spas like Bella Vita Spa, Redefine Med Spa and Massa Body offer couples massages and more!


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