Saugatuck Michigan is a stunning Michigan destination town located near Lake Michigan. Upon arriving in Saugatuck, I get this feeling of relaxation and community. The downtown area has a safe feel….a pull up a lawn chair and relax feeling. It makes you want to grab an ice cream cone (or a hot coffee if it’s a bit chilly), grab the hand of your loved one and start exploring.
The city is very involved in the arts, wine, beach and food scene so there’s fun for everyone.
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Seriously. All that’s missing in this photo is you…And a cool drink…Maybe some sunscreen….So grab your flip flops and go!
Getting Around Saugatuck Michigan
So let’s talk traffic and parking. Yeah, it’s not fun a conversation but necessary for you to have a great time while visiting in Saugatuck. No bad surprises, right? I’m all about being prepared.
Once you arrive in Saugatuck, especially on a busy summer weekend, you will notice that parking is a nightmare. At least it was for us when we visited over the July 4th weekend. We trolled the streets waiting for someone to move their vehicle for over 30 minutes. SOOO Frustrating!!
But now we know the secret…..
If you are staying the night in Saugatuck, immediately find your hotel and park. If you are in for the day, park in a safe location before you reach the center of Saugatuck.
Unpack your vehicle and as you get settled into your room, call Interurban Transit Authority. Cheap, fast and safe, this transportation system is an easy way to navigate around the town.
Plus, Interurban costs only $1 per person per ride for adults and children over 12!! Seniors and children under 12 are only 50 cents!!! You can buy a punch card so you don’t always have to have one dollar bills.
Interurban provides transportation for Saugatuck, Douglas and Saugatuck Township.Call 269-857-1418 for your ride anytime during business hours. Summer hours during the week is until 7pm, Friday and Saturday until 11pm.
The ride can be scheduled as early as in 15 minutes or you can make a reservation for a specific time. How convenient!! Here is their website for more info.
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