On the Lake Michigan coast lie two towns separated by the Kalamazoo River, but that’s the only thing that divides them. Together, Saugatuck and Douglas have become one place that’s among the most treasured vacation spots in the country. In fact, in 2018, the towns ranked third on Thrillist Travel’s 20 Greatest Summertime Lake Towns and Saugatuck’s Oval Beach was ranked fourth on USA Today’s Best Michigan Beaches list.
West Michigan has an incredible wealth of fantastic places to visit. You can enjoy awesome food and beverages, take in shows and concerts, view some of the state’s most beautiful vistas, or plan any of hundreds of other great ways to spend a day during your group tour. Here are four great venues to visit on a tour of west Michigan that will have a little — or a lot — of something for everyone.