Saugatuck Is Springing Into Action!
Posted on: March 10, 2016 | Posted in: Uncategorized
“Spring is nature’s way of saying,
~ Robin Williams
Ahhhhhhh, welcome to the season of anticipation … when everything seems possible and life feels new again. Visit Saugatuck in Spring and discover the vibrancy of this splendid season that sizzles. As the temperatures rise and the days grow longer, everyone has an extra bounce in their step and a little more laughter in their hearts.
Visit Saugatuck and put a little Spring in your step! It’s time to get outside with that first walk on the beach, rent a bike and meander our back roads, make your initial climb of the sesason up Mt. Baldy, or hike the dunes at Saugatuck Dunes Park.
Yes, the recent weather here has been unpredictable, but we’re supposed to have an early, lovely Spring … perfect weather for meandering from place to place. In Saugatuck & Douglas, you won’t find the same, typical stores and restaurants. Instead, you’ll enjoy exploring our wonderfully unique collection of shops, galleries, studios, pubs, coffee shops, and restaurants … many within easy walking distance of our prime, downtown location.
If you’re looking for a stunning piece of jewelry, a gorgeous addition to your wardrobe, a one-of-a-kind piece of furniture, or a new piece of fine art to remember your Saugatuck getaway … look no further than the charm at Good Goods.
Want to try on the latest trends in men’s and women’s fashions? Explore the boutiques where sophisticated meets casual: Chantal’s Fashion Apparel. With three prime locations on Butler street, Chantal’s stores each of have their own look, and we love all of them.
Trying to find that perfect gadget for your kitchen, or a special set of linens for your picnic at the beach? The Butler Pantry has been southwest Michigan’s most distinctive gourmet kitchen shop since 1977. Enjoy your time fine-tuning your passion for food, wine, and entertaining. Dig deeper into what’s happening with local food by visiting Farmhouse Deli & Pantry, Spice Merchants, and Evergreen Lane Creamery.
Need a break from shopping? When you’re ready for a handcrafted cocktail and some beyond amazing truffle fries, visit Bowdies Chophouse … named the Grand Rapids Restaurant Of The Year for 2015! After relaxing at the cozy bar, you’ll probably want to return for dinner. An excellent choice! The steaks are best in the Midwest, and the roasted chicken will leave you wanting more. Of course, there are many other great options nearby. Try Phil’s Bar & Grille for a lively place full of energy from locals and tourists alike. The Southerner for great views of the water and freshly created, upscale comfort food. Everyday People Cafe in downtown Douglas with its cheerful energy and sophisticated food, or any of our other 14 local restaurants.
In the mood for an updated look for your outdoor activities? Or a fantastic new pair of shoes? The friendly folks at Landshark’s will happily help. Whether you need a new coat, t-shirt, sweater, swimsuit, or sunglasses … Landshark’s carefully selected apparel and accessories will make you happy.
Ready to get inspired and explore the area’s art scene? Visit Mixed Media Gallery in downtown Douglas. Their collection of paintings, sculpture and photography impresses. We appreciate their offerings from well-known, established artists, and we love their support of emerging artists from this region. While you’re feeling inspired and taking in the local art, you can visit James Brandess Studios & Gallery, Water Street Gallery, Petter Art Gallery, Amazwi Contemporary Art, and that’s just a start for our area galleries and studios.
This is just a small sampling of ALL that’s possible when you visit Saugatuck in spring! Reserve your March, April, or May getaway today and enjoy special rates at Wickwood Inn up to 30% off. Let us help put some extra spring in your step!