Explore Bay City

With its breezy Lake Huron access and an also-sparkling riverfront, stretching Uptown to Downtown — there’s something effortlessly cool about this nautical city.

On one end, Downtown’s historic buildings hold all from artisanal coffee to antique shops, eateries and brewpubs. On the other, Uptown boasts its own small fleet of posh restaurants and boutiques that rival the riverwalk views. In any corner of this eclectic spot — scouring for antiques and vintage finds, sipping local craft, or sailing on a tall ship — you’ll find modern parts of city life mingled in with historic charm.

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Explore Bay City
Things to Do in Bay City

With its tall ship sailing and ferry boat cruises, a walleye fishery beyond compare, and one of the best state parks in Michigan, lined by close to a mile of beachfront — there’d be no good reason to leave Bay City without some time spent on its freshwaters.

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Events in Bay City

Port city for North America’s most-awarded tall ship festival, Bay City’s no stranger to an over-the-top bash. And from art fairs and open-air marketplaces to concerts in the park, celebrations spill out from the riverwalk into every electric city street.

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Eat + Drink in Bay City

A waterfront city with an eclectic mix of eateries, Bay City’s bursting with places that are pairing their tasty bites with perfected local craft — whether coffee, brews, or cocktails.

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Places to Stay in Bay City

If you lift your lids slowly to the billowing sails of a tall ship just outside your window? You’re not dreaming — you’re at the DoubleTree by Hilton. And beyond this beauty that serves up both sparkling waterfront and Downtown views, you’ll find a fleet of other inviting places to stay in Bay City.

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