20 Great Lakes Getaways
This Lake Michigan shore town boasts more than 40 art galleries and outstanding beaches.
Five Fun Stops
1 Long sandy beaches and dunes more than 200 feet tall draw nature enthusiasts, bird-watchers and hikers to Saugatuck Dunes State Park (269/637-2788; Michigan.gov/dnr)
2 Take thrilling rides up and down the steep dunes bordering Lake Michigan with Saugatuck Dune Rides (pictured) (269/857-2253; saugatuckduneride.com).
3 Oval Beach has been recognized as one of the world's best beaches for its wide, sandy shore and clear water, but be sure to check out other area beaches as well (saugatuck.com).
4 The southwest Michigan farm-to-table Delicious Drive Culinary Tour takes visitors to farms and foodie hotspots (269/857-1700; hungryvillagetours.com).
5 Saugatuck's Belvedere Inn features 10 guest rooms in a restored 1913 mansion; the window seat in the third-floor Windsor Room invites curling up with a book after a long day at the beach (269/857-5777; thebelvedereinn.com).