- Things to Do
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- Plan Your Trip
Arrive in Bay City and enjoy a narrated, step-on-guided city tour that can be customized to highlight history and local lore, architecture, or all of the above.
Shop Bay City's historic, walkable downtown to explore Michigan's largest antique mall, the famous St. Laurent Brother's Nut House, and dozens of boutiques. Then, sail aboard BaySail's Appledore tall ships while you enjoy a catered lunch on deck.
Visit Delta College Planetarium & Learning Center to see their current featured show or another one of your choosing before departing Bay City.
Arrive in Frankenmuth at Bavarian Inn Restaurant for hands-on pretzel rolling and strudel making, then enjoy a guided city tour while your items bake. After, browse the expansive showroom of the world's largest Christmas store, Bronner's CHRISTmas Wonderland.
Dine at Bavarian Inn Restaurant, Zehnder's of Frankenmuth, or Frankenmuth Brewery for lunch before exploring Frankenmuth River Place Shops and more stores sprinkled all along Main Street.
Enjoy an optional Frankenmuth Brewery Tour to taste the award-winning ales and lagers of Michigan's oldest microbrewery before leaving Frankenmuth. As you depart, make one last stop at nearby Birch Run Premium Outlets, home to 100-plus stores.
Arrive in Midland and begin your day at Dow Gardens, featuring 110 acres of botanical beauty and the country's longest fully-accessible canopy walk. Next, tour the Alden B. Dow Home & Studio, a masterpiece of mid-century modern architecture.
Enjoy a catered lunch amidst the peaceful surroundings of the Alden B. Dow Home & Studio and its encompassing pond, then visit Heritage Park to tour the Herbert H. Dow Historical Museum, Bradley Home, and Herbert Doan History Center.
Visit Midland Center for the Arts to experience their varying exhibits, or the John Pratt Mosaic House, operated by Creative 360, before departing Midland.
Arrive in Saginaw for a step-on-guided city tour and a docent-guided tour of the Castle Museum of Saginaw County History. Then, visit one of North America's most authentic Japanese Tea Houses, where you'll enjoy a traditional tea ceremony and hands-on origami activity.
Visit the Temple Theatre for a guided tour, complete with silent film viewing and accompaniment by the only remaining and functional 1927 Barton Butterfield Special Pipe Organ in existence. After, you'll enjoy a catered lunch, served right on-stage.
Depart Saginaw and head for home, but not without a stop in nearby Birch Run to shop Birch Run Premium Outlets with its collection of 100-plus stores.
Enjoy these three-day, two-night tours — each centered around one city hub — with added close-by excursions that will elevate the whole experience!Read More +