Friends Weekend in Downtown Saugatuck, Michigan

Saugatuck is one of my favorite cities Michigan – so of course we had to plan a friends trip there! Four couples stayed in an apartment right downtown for the weekend. It was great to be able to walk to dinner and drinks every night.

DAY 1:
Of course we started off our day getting coffee from Uncommon Coffee Roasters. Then we packed up our cooler with lunch items and headed over to Oval Beach. It’s a beautiful beach right on Lake Michigan. After a long day of laying in the sun, we headed back to change and then went to dinner at The Mitten Brewing Co.

DAY 2:
Our second day was a little bit more strenuous. We started off taking a tour with Saugatuck Dune Rides. You can buy tickets online beforehand and the tour lasts about 45 minutes. It takes you through the dunes and provides a lot of history. You get out a few stops to take photos with beautiful views. The tour isn’t too scary/bumpy.

Next, we went to Saugatuck Brewing Company for lunch and some beers. My favorite is the Oval Beach Blonde. Make sure to stop at Blue Star Antiques while you wait for your table. We then made a pit stop at Virtue Cider. They have a really cute outdoor seating area!

After eating a quick dinner, we headed over to the Star of Saugatuck Boat Cruise for the sunset sail. It’s a really fun boat ride with great views, especially at sunset. There is a bar on the boat too. Make sure you book seats on the top deck.

We decided to big on our last night and stayed out late at the Sand Bar Saloon. It’s a crazy piano bar that’s a ton of fun.



QUICK ITINERARY:
DAY 1
-Coffee at Uncommon Coffee Roasters
-Spend the afternoon at Oval Beach
-Dinner/drinks at The Mitten Brewing Co.

DAY 2
Saugatuck Dune Rides tour
-Lunch at Saugatuck Brewing Company
-Shop at Blue Star Antiques
-Drinks at Virtue Cider
-Sunset sail on Star of Saugatuck Boat Cruise
-Drinks at the Sand Bar Saloon

Check out a more couple-y Saugatuck itinerary here. And other Michigan friends trip ideas: Muskegon, St. Joseph and Boyne City.

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