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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.
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!Read More +
Shop antique centers to artisan boutiques, sample eclectic coffee shops and eateries, belly up for craft beer and handcrafted cocktails, and even board a tall ship schooner to sail off into the sunset! It’s all available (and ready when you are) on your weekend in Bay City!Read More +
Situated along the Saginaw Bay of Lake Huron, Bay City is bursting with flavors to savor, boats to board, and places to play, carefree! You're on vacation and you've got a weekend to spend making beautiful memories together in Bay City!Read More +
When your itinerary includes outdoor gallivanting but Mother Nature has other plans, look to this guide for weatherproof ways to make the most of a day indoors in Bay City!Read More +
When you planned on clear skies & sunshine, but Mother Nature has something different in mind — look to this guide for weatherproof ways to spend the day indoors as a family in Bay City!Read More +
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 freshwaters.Read More +
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 one of the Midwest's largest fireworks displays, good times sprawl out from the riverwalk into every side street.Read More +
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.Read More +
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.Read More +