- Things to Do
- Eat + Drink
- Places to Stay
- Plan Your Trip
Discover boundless options along the Bay City Area Riverwalk/RailTrail with dozens of places to access. View Tobico Marsh and all of Bay City State Park, jump off for lunch in Downtown Bay City, or enjoy a bustling marina by Veterans Memorial Park.Read More +
Dine Downtown: Enjoy Bay City's only sushi bar at Fusion 1 Café, a casual upscale bistro with an unforgettable wine list at Old City Hall, or a farm-to-table restaurant with dishes rooted in Michigan history at MI Table (plus treats from St. Laurent Brothers or Village Chocolatier for dessert).
Enjoy Uptown Eats: Experience a breakfast, brunch, or lunch of diner classics with upscale twists at Uptown Grill, and take your pick of indoor or outdoor seating overlooking the scenic Saginaw River when you dine on fresh-catch flavors at Real Seafood Company. Or, partake in an authentic churrascaria experience at Costela Brazilian Steak House.
Shop Your Style: Find inspired décor, gifts, and more at Violets Blue and My Secret Garden, or stylish outfits and accessories inside Ferne Boutique. Shop hand-crafted goods and Mitten-inspired gear at Half Mile Handmade and a selection of artisan vendors at City Market, all in Downtown. Or, step into OMONI Boutique in Uptown for on-trend fashions.
Down a pint of memorable craft brew at Tri-City Brewing Company, Lumber Barons Brewery or Tavern 101, and sample artisan craft cocktails with house-made soda at The Public House. Or, sip under the stars at the seasonal, outdoor Drydock Beer Garden in Unity Park!Read More +
See the State Theatre: Home to musical acts and movies (and even serving as the rain-out site for summer events at Wenonah Park), the State Theatre of Bay City was built in 1908 and is a must-experience historic gem, especially for lovers of Art Deco design.
Set Your Sights High: Out of this world, actually, at the Delta College Planetarium and Learning Center. Enjoy visually stunning planetarium shows and events, and explore the outdoor observation deck for a memorable bird's-eye view of Bay City!
Sample This Shoppe: Experience mouthwatering traditional European cheeses and American originals, cured meats, and even authentic gelato inside Artigiano Artisan Cheese Shoppe in Downtown Bay City. (Be sure to check out their tasting and pairing events, too!)
Pose for a picture beneath the Third Street Star Bridge, knowing each luminescent light was purchased in honor of a loved one.
Whether you spend a day, a weekend, or even longer: Enjoy these experiences you'll find iconic to Bay City (and the reasons you'll return time and again)! Learn More
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