©

Saugatuck trip planner

Create a fully customized
day-by-day itinerary for free

Itinerary Planner
+ Add destination
2 adults
Adults
- +
Teens
- +
Kids
- +
Close

Saugatuck

Trip Planner USA  /  Michigan  /  Allegan County  /  Saugatuck
Saugatuck is a city in Allegan County in the U.S. state of Michigan. The population was 925 at the 2010 census. The city is within Saugatuck Township, but is administratively autonomous.Originally a lumber town and port, Saugatuck, along with the adjacent city of Douglas, became a noted art colony and tourist destination in the Arts and Crafts movement of the late 19th century. In the early 20th century, Saugatuck was home to the famous Big Pavilion, a large dance hall that attracted bands and visitors from across the Midwest. The building was a popular destination on Lake Michigan from its construction in 1909 until it burned down on May 6, 1960.Today, tourists are drawn to the art galleries, harbor, marinas, scenery, unusual stores, the view from atop Mount Baldhead, and tourist attractions as well as Oval Beach on Lake Michigan, which enjoys a worldwide reputation. Nearby are Saugatuck Dunes State Park and Allegan State Game Area as is the city of Holland.HistoryWilliam C. Butler was an original founder of "Kalamazoo village", as it was at first known. He bought land and had a village plat laid out in 1833. In 1836 the legislature gave Kalamazoo, formerly known as Bronson in honor of Titus Bronson, its current name. The first postmaster suggested the name of Saugatuck for the post office, and this name was taken when Saugatuck was incorporated as a village in 1868.
Saugatuck is in Allegan County. In the build up to your vacation in Saugatuck, plan trip itinerary minutiae using the visitor reviews, staff write-ups, and custom search fields on our United States online tour planner .
Source
Create a full itinerary — for free!

Where to stay in Saugatuck

Browse hotels, guesthouses, and unique homes and book your stay on the world's leading accommodation sites.
Millions of travel reviews on TripAdvisor
2 adults
Adults (12 +)
- +
teens
- +
Children (2-11)
- +
Close
Live like a local, find unique places to stay
2 adults
Adults (12 +)
- +
teens
- +
Children (2-11)
- +
Close

Recently planned trips to Saugatuck

3 days in Saugatuck BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES June, popular PREFERENCES: June ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 3 days in Saugatuck BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES June, teens, kids, outdoors, beaches, historic sites, museums, popular PREFERENCES: June, teens, kids, outdoors, beaches, historic sites, museums ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 7 days in Michigan BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES July, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, wildlife, popular PREFERENCES: July, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 3 days in Saugatuck BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES June, teens, kids, popular PREFERENCES: June, teens, kids ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 2 days in Michigan BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES June, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, popular PREFERENCES: June, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 5 days in Michigan BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES July, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, wildlife, popular PREFERENCES: July, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 15 days in Michigan BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES July, teens, kids, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums, wildlife, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: July, teens, kids, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 2 days in Saugatuck BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES July, kids, popular PREFERENCES: July, kids ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 9 days in Michigan BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES August, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, wildlife, popular PREFERENCES: August, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 3 days in Michigan BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES June, beaches, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: June, beaches ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 5 days in Saugatuck BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES June, teens, kids, outdoors, beaches, shopping, popular PREFERENCES: June, teens, kids, outdoors, beaches, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 15 days in Midwest BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES July, outdoors, beaches, wildlife, popular PREFERENCES: July, outdoors, beaches, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium
View more plans

Plan your trip to Saugatuck

  • Get a personalized plan

    A complete day-by-day itinerary
    based on your preferences
  • Customize it

    Refine your plan. We'll find the
    best routes and schedules
  • Book it

    Choose from the best hotels
    and activities. Up to 50% off
  • Manage it

    Everything in one place.
    Everyone on the same page.