Bay City, Michigan, Trip Guide
Appledore IV or V
Vintage-looking schooners departs from BaySail at the north end of Wenonah Park. Sail on weekend sightseeing cruises and dinner cruises.
Once a gritty lumberjack hangout, the district on the river's east side now is known for condos, antiques stores, clothing shops, galleries, restaurants, and an annual independent film and music festival.
Sunrise Pedal Trolley
Grab eight to 15 friends for a fun night riding around Bay City, stopping at any restaurant or bar you wish.
A stroll takes you through flower gardens, over a bridge and by a pier, all with views of the Saginaw River.
Bay City State Park
Relax in the sand at this state park and take a walk through the Saginaw Bay Visitor Center.
Catch an evening concert or film at the restored State Theatre.
Eat and Drink
Jake's Old City Grill
Saginaw's high-end steak house delivers well-prepared food (try the seasonal pan-seared walleye and Caesar salad), polished service, microbrews and stylish cocktails in a historical building. It's located 17 miles south of Bay City.
Authentic Polish dishes, including golabki, pierogi, and famous homemade sausage and noodles, draw hungry crowds to this friendly spot.
Beatles and Beans Coffee Emporium
Grab a blended beverage and admire Beatles memorabilia that covers the shop from top to bottom.
Mussel Beach Drive-In
Stop at the drive-in for burgers, fries and Michigan-made ice cream.
Sit on the patio at Tavern 101 while mulling which of the 54 on-tap beers to order.
The 1930 Georgian mansion stands on 8 acres in Saginaw. All rooms feature private baths and simple, period-appropriate furnishings (some show their age).
For information gogreat.com