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

With tall ship sailing and river cruises, a walleye fishery beyond compare, and one of the best state parks in Michigan, tucked along Lake Huron's Saginaw Bay — it'd be tough to leave Bay City without some time spent on its waters.

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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 along the waterfront to one of the largest fireworks displays in the Midwest, good times sprawl out from the riverwalk into every city 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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