Explore Bay City

With its easy access to Lake Huron and a sparkling riverfront that stretches 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 restaurants and boutiques that rival the riverwalk views. In any corner of this eclectic spot — scouring for vintage finds or sipping local craft — enjoy a laid-back city vibe and loads of historic charm.

Things To Do

For Downtown, Uptown, and all-around experiences — shows to catch, boats to board, antiques to find, and flavors to never forget — read on to discover our top things to do in Bay City, Michigan, an eclectic and historic waterfront town!

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Things to Do in Bay City

Whether you’ll explore Michigan’s largest antique center or city blocks sprinkled with eclectic boutiques, catch a show at the historic State Theatre, or grab bites & pints at unique pubs & eateries — dip into every refreshing pocket of Bay City.

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Events in Bay City

Port city of the most-awarded Tall Ship Celebration on the continent, Bay City’s no stranger to an over-the-top bash. And from summer concerts in the park to winter's Sundays in the City, good times sprawl out from the riverwalk into every side street.

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Eat + Drink in Bay City

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

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Places to Stay in Bay City

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

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