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Things to do in Douglas

Top recommendations from locals

From sightseeing to hidden gems, find out what makes the city unique with the help of the locals who know it best.
Bar
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“A real-deal brewery, that distributes their beer widely. Wide selection of brews, good menu. Live music on Fri, Sat, & Sun.”
  • 15 locals recommend
American Restaurant
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“Possibly the best meal you'll find in the area. Nice atmosphere, quiet. Beware, it fills up fast (but there's a bar to have a drink while you wait.)”
  • 20 locals recommend
Restaurant
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“Nice restaurant within walking distance with a very nice outdoor patio. We especially like the pizza and their shrimp appetizer.”
  • 12 locals recommend
Bus Line
“Go anywhere in Saugatuck Township for a dollar! Kids and Seniors are even less!”
  • 8 locals recommend
Park
“A smaller, more intimate beach. Located in a fabulous neighborhood of historic beach-front homes. Parking can get scarce during the heat of the day, but you can also bike or walk.”
  • 8 locals recommend
Gay Bar
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“Catering to the LGTBQ community, the Dunes is an expansive resort with the center attraction being the "gargantuan" outdoor dance floor. The most epic weekend "tea dances"-- the DJs are always on-point. This scene is definitely (open-minded) adults only, and for them-- a very fun time!”
  • 4 locals recommend
Food
“An absolute gem. Big-city style deli sandwiches made to order, fresh deli case with revolving selection of salads, tempting freshly made desserts, all hand made in house. Large coolers stocked with locally made cheeses, dips, meats, etc and a wall full of shelves with various locally made delicacies. A fabulous choice for breakfast, lunch, or dinner if you feel like picking something up and taking it home (but they do have seating there too.)”
  • 12 locals recommend
Boat Rental
“Friendly kayak outfitters will take you by bus to a 3 hour tour with friendly currents along Kalamazoo River into harbor at Douglas”
  • 7 locals recommend
Café
“Everything you want in a coffee shop: Great coffee with many varieties, tasty pastries.”
  • 4 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Everything is great here - but the chicken pesto pizza seems to be the big winner.”
  • 3 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Great Drinks on a dock looking out over the Kalamazoo Lake and all of Saugatuck”
  • 7 locals recommend
Bowling Alley
“The local bowling alley also serves food and has a bar. In the summer, there is a cool screened in porch to dine in. ”
  • 2 locals recommend
Place to shop
“Michigan.org does a great job of covering tons of things to do for every type of traveler and every season of the year including parks and trails, snow skiing, breweries, boating, shopping, galleries and a whole lot more. If you are using their map features, a reasonable drive from Saugatuck/Douglas would be as far North as Muskegon, East just past Grand Rapids or Kalamazoo, and South to South Haven.”
  • 3 locals recommend
Bar
  • 1 local recommends
Museum
“Check out sdhistoricalsociety.org for info on projects, exhibits and collections you might find here or at the Pump House Museum”
  • 1 local recommends
Restaurant
“Best pizza in the area. We highly recommend the "Rustico". Carry out only.”
  • 4 locals recommend

Top restaurants

Bar
“A real-deal brewery, that distributes their beer widely. Wide selection of brews, good menu. Live music on Fri, Sat, & Sun.”
  • 15 locals recommend
American Restaurant
“Possibly the best meal you'll find in the area. Nice atmosphere, quiet. Beware, it fills up fast (but there's a bar to have a drink while you wait.)”
  • 20 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Nice restaurant within walking distance with a very nice outdoor patio. We especially like the pizza and their shrimp appetizer.”
  • 12 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Everything is great here - but the chicken pesto pizza seems to be the big winner.”
  • 3 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Great Drinks on a dock looking out over the Kalamazoo Lake and all of Saugatuck”
  • 7 locals recommend
Bowling Alley
“The local bowling alley also serves food and has a bar. In the summer, there is a cool screened in porch to dine in. ”
  • 2 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Best pizza in the area. We highly recommend the "Rustico". Carry out only.”
  • 4 locals recommend
Bakery
“Owner operator Mari has a gift with butter and sugar. Aside from building her own French styled brick oven for making magic happen with bread, she offers the best of local farms offerings, organic goods and sustainable meats in the deli styled cafe setting. Don’t miss the monkey bread styled treat of fresh fruit baked into her creation of yum. ”
  • 2 locals recommend

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