Bay City

There’s nothing quite like seeing tall ships set sail from your hotel window, or diving into an exotic dining experience while you cruise along the bay aboard the Appledore schooner at sunset. Then again, there’s no place quite like Bay City. Come experience our rich maritime legacy, one-of-a-kind dining options, and endless boutique and antique shopping, in the city where the good times float on and on

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All this and more is docked and waiting for you in picturesque Bay City, where a rich maritime legacy and a unique flair for great shopping and dining make for the perfect escape into waters unknown.

Originally surrounded by forests and marshlands, early Bay City residents had little choice but to travel by water. From the construction of the first shipyard along the banks of the Saginaw River in 1856, Bay City developed into a burgeoning center for the shipbuilding industry.

Today, Bay City is an undeniably charming riverfront community filled with fine architecture, historic districts, one-of-a-kind boutiques, and the kind of cuisine that will leave your taste buds begging for more.

Indulge in the excitement of a sailing dinner cruise on the Appledore or Princess Wenonah, blast off for an out-of-this-world 360 degree experience at Delta College Planetarium, or shop Michigan’s largest antique mart, Bay Antique Center. No matter how you choose to see it, Bay City offers a beautiful view of life.