Saugatuck and Douglas are small adjacent resort towns in West Michigan on the shores of Lake Michigan, and at the mouth of the Kalamazoo River. They are mostly a summer resort area popular with locals and Chicago residents, and have a lively arts scene and many out of the ordinary shops and restaurants. They offer a peculiar mixture of traditional small-town midwestern values and progressive alternative-lifestyle tolerance.
Saugatuck is known to be a popular destination amoung the midwest's LGBT community. It has been a favorite Lake Michigan destination for years for art-lovers and families taking their kids to the beach and for ice cream.
Stroll the art galleries, visit the eclectic shops and restaurants and walk along the Lake Michigan beach to watch the sunsets. Oval Beach – technically in Saugatuck, but accessible by driving through Douglas – was once featured by MTV as one of the "top five" beaches in the country.
Every June since 1999, Saugatuck has hosted the Waterfront Film Festival, a showcase of independent filmmaking, featuring a selection of movies ranging from (relatively) big-budget productions with well-known star or two to obscure shoestring-budget shorts, including many regional and a few worldwide debuts. 
A Christmas Carol, Saugatuck, Tickets: 269-857-1701 The 28th season for this local "Humbug" of Dickens. 2 weeks in December.
Big Lake Outfitters, 640 Water St. Saugatuck 269-857-4762, . Charter fishing, pontoon rentals, fishing & marine supplies.
Chamber Music Festival of Saugatuck, Saugatuck Woman's Club 616-393-5555, . Concerts Thursdays & Fridays in July & August.
Clearbrook Golf Club, Pro Shop & Driving Range, 6494 Clearbrook Drive, Saugatuck, 269-857-2000, . Golf Digest Four Stars - with friendly rates & great food.
Fenn Valley Vineyards Tasting Room, 310 Butler Street, Saugatuck, 800-432-6265, . Fenn Valley Tasting Room. Award winning wines of distinction.
Harbor Duck Adventures Co. Saugatuck and Douglas, 269-857-DUCK (3825), . Amphibious touring water taxi.
Lakeshore Jazz Connection, 269-857-2287, . Sponsoring jazz performances throughout the year.
Laketown Golf & Conference Center, 6069 Blue Star Highway, 269-857-5730, . Premier location for receptions, meetings and conferences.
Mason Street Warehouse, 400 Culver St., Saugatuck, 269-857-4898, . An uptown theatre in downtown Saugatuck; a professional theatre.
The Red Barn, 3657 63rd Street, 269-857-5300, Saugatuck, . Plays, Cabarets, Art & Exhibits, Ballet at the Historic Red Barn.
Running Rivers Kayak Rental, Wade's Bayou Park, Center St., Douglas, 269-673-3698, . No experience needed. All ages welcome! 8 hour river trips.
Saugatuck-Douglas Museum, 735 Park St., Saugatuck, 269-857-7900, . Annual exhibits open Memorial Day - Labor Day, daily. Fall weekends.
Saugatuck Dune Rides, 6495 Blue Star Highway, Saugatuck, 1-269-857-2253,  35 minute scenic tour thru the sand dunes of Lake Michigan.
Star of Saugatuck Boat Cruises, 716 Water St., Saugatuck, 1-269-857-4261, . 1 1/2 hour cruise on authentic Sternwheeler – snacks & spirits.
Saugatuck Center for the Arts, 400 Culver Street, Saugatuck, 269-857-2399, . Arts and Entertainment year-round.
Saugatuck Dunes State Park, 6575 138th Ave., Saugatuck, . A day-use park along a secluded strip of Lake Michigan shoreline, Saugatuck Dunes State Park offers 1,000 acres of land with 2.5 miles of shore line.
Waterfront Film Festival, 350 Culver Street, Saugatuck, 269-857-8351, . Annual Independent film festival.
Lakeview Lanes & Grill, 229 Center Street (Saugatuck and Douglas), ☎ 269- 857-1107, . Restaurant, Bar & Bowlingedit
American Spoon Foods, 308 Butler St., Saugatuck, 269-857-3084, . Gourmet artisanal foods celebrating the native flavors of Michigan!
Belvedere Inn & Restaurant, 3656 63rd Street, Saugatuck, 269-857-5777, . Award winning B&B and dinner. All inclusive dine and lodge!
Blue Moon Bar and Grille, 310 Blue Star Highway, Douglas, 269-857-8686,. Award-winning fine dining restaurant with weekend features, special bar menu, drink features and specialty martini menu, all-star service and an eclectic contemporary interior design. -CLOSED-
Blue Star Cafe & M&M's Ice Cream, 141 Blue Star Hwy, Douglas 269-857-1030, . Ma & Pa Greek meals-Veggies-Omelets-Burgers-Pitas-Ice Cream.
The Butler, 40 Butler St. Saugatuck, 269-857-3501, . Seafood, steaks & burgers. Waterfront dining. Open year round.
Providence Farms P.O. Box 848, Saugatuck, 269-857-1215. Organic Beef, Lamb, Pork, Chicken & Turkey. Pick up at th Green market on Fridays in Saugatuck firstname.lastname@example.org
Restaurant Toulouse, 248 Culver St. Saugatuck, 269-857-1561 French country cuisine in a beautiful, relaxed setting. Reservations.
The River Market & Deli, 650 Water St. Saugatuck, 269-857-8899, . Full deli, groceries, beer, liquor, wine, bakery, cigars & gas dock.
Sand Bar Saloon, 141 Butler St, Saugatuck, 269-857-2676. Friendly downtown bar with beer, wine, spirits, pool tables, gyros & Keno.
Saugatuck Brewing Co, . Next door to the Antique Pavillion, Douglas, 269-857-7222 Hancrafted beer and brew. On premise brewery. Open 3-6PM Daily. Later by chance.
Saugatuck Coffee Company, 119-121 Butler Street, Saugatuck, 269-857-2633, . Casual elegance located in historic Leland Alley behind Kilwin’s
Saugatuck-Douglas Green Market, 400 Culver Street, Saugatuck, 269-857-2399, . (June–September) Featuring Michigan farmers and artisan producers, dedicated to bringing fresh, high quality food to your table.
Spectators Sports Bar & Grill, 6432 Blue Star Highway, Saugatuck, 269-857-5001, . 25 TVs, outdoor seating, live music, meeting room for up to 50 people.
Tabor Hill Wine Port, 214 Butler St., Saugatuck, 269-857-4859, . Fine wines, great food, incredible view, tastings & tours (800) 283-3363
Uncommon Grounds Coffeehouse, 127 Hoffman St, Saugatuck 269-857-3333, . In-house roasted coffees, fresh baked goods, full juice bar.
The White House, 149 Griffith St, Saugatuck 269-857-3240, . Food. Fun. Home of classic rock.
Wine Sellers Of Saugatuck, 247 Butler St., Saugatuck, 269-857-7815, . Fine wine and beer, wine racks, gourmet foods, gifts and cigars
Lakeview Lanes & Grill, 229 Center Street, ☎ 269- 857-1107, . restaurant, bar, bowlingedit
The Hickory Pit, 322 Culver Street, ☎ 269-857-6020, . Michigans best Bar-b-que. Waterfront view and we also offer vegetarian and vegan barbecue.edit