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Michigan’s Great Lakes Bay Region… where unforgettable motorcoach moments are made.

Step off of the motorcoach and into a world of possibility in the Great Lakes Bay Region!  Easily accessible by I-75 and multiple Class-A highways, our area is full of great things to do, and is easy to get to!  Best of all, our 6 main visitor destinations can all be found within a 20 mile radius, allowing you to fit the most into each and every tour.

Here at the Great Lakes Bay Regional CVB, we can assist you with:

  •  Free tour planning assistance
  •  Itinerary suggestions
  •  Hotel rate searches
  •  Familiarization tours
  •  Unique group activity packages
  •  Specialized student/youth planning

Michigan’s Great Lakes Bay Region is home to Bay City, Birch Run, Chesaning, Frankenmuth, Midland, and Saginaw. Let us help you incorporate one or more of these popular destinations into your Michigan itineraries.

Bay City – Sail the open waters, reach for the stars, and return to a simpler time. All this and more awaits your group visits to Bay City. Originally surrounded by marshlands and forest, water was the main source of transport and travel. This is evidenced today by the number of cargo and personal watercraft that travel the Saginaw River running through Bay City. Bay City is home to a variety of options for your group members, a taste of which include the Delta College 360-Degree-Experience Planetarium, Michigan’s largest antique center, tours aboard the tall ship Appledore or the Princess Wenonah, and beautiful architecture reminiscent of the glory days of Bay City’s lumbering and shipbuilding boom, which can be seen while taking a step-on guided city tour.

The Village of Birch Run – “Shop, Stay and Play” are the words to best describe this rural community conveniently located at I-75 exit #136. The Birch Run Premium Outlets offers more than 140 stores featuring everything from clothes to china and is home to Michigan’s only Pottery Barn outlet. After your shopping adventure take a walk through Wilderness Trails Animal Park and come face to face with wild and exotic animals. The Birch Run Expo Center offers indoor and outdoor entertainment events including Shipshewana on the Road. If this is still not enough to thrill you, get your group over to the Dixie Motor Seedway where you can experience exciting motorsport racing.

Chesaning – “Michigan’s Showboat Community” began as a lumbering town, which is evidenced by the beautifully restored lumber baron mansions. One of Chesaning’s best-known attractions is the Chesaning Showboat, an annual variety show that draws the likes of the Oak Ridge Bays, Three Dog Night and the Smothers Brothers. For the antique hunter and festival goer, Chesaning offers hometown opportunities for you to experience America’s midwest hospitality.

Frankenmuth – “Michigan’s Little Bavaria” is home to many unique shops, attractions, Bronner’s CHRISTmas Wonderland – the world’s largest Christmas store, and two of America’s largest and best loved restaurants, the Frankenmuth Bavarian Inn and Zehnder’s of Frankenmuth. Combined, these two restaurants can seat over 2700 and each serve over a million meals annually. Be transported to a European atmosphere and enjoy the loveliness of this quaint, German-themed community.

Midland – “A Million Brilliant Possibilities” is the only way to describe this city of modern explorers. Home to both Dow Chemical & Dow Corning companies, Midland is a must-stop on your tour. Choose from a visit to the 20,000 square foot home and studio of Midland’s famed architect Alden B. Dow (who studied under Frank Lloyd Wright), the 110 acre Dow Gardens showcasing nature’s beauty during each of the four seasons, quaint shopping in the downtown area, a stop at the Chippewa Nature Center, a visit to the world-class Midland Center for the Arts, or a visit to Midland’s own Great Lakes Loons minor league baseball team at Dow Diamond. Come to Midland and discover your own list of a million brilliant possibilities.

Saginaw – “Strong Roots, Strong Future” boasts a rich history highlighted by the lumber industry that made this city a thriving commercial center since the turn of the 19th century. Gracious Georgian mansions, acres of spacious parks and cultural attractions are offered for group members to enjoy during their time in Saginaw. Experience a show at the fully-restored, Vaudeville-era Temple Theatre, the incredible works of sculptor Marshall M. Fredericks, the beauty of art at the Saginaw Art Museum, our history on display at the French -chateau style Castle Museum, a trip to the Saginaw Children’s Zoo and the mid-Michigan Children’s Museum, and our cultural treasure found within the Japanese Tea House. All these attractions are within minutes of one another.

All this provides only a glimpse at what your group members will enjoy during a visit to Michigan’s Great Lakes Bay Region!

Services:
The Great Lakes Bay Regional Convention & Visitors Bureau is happy to work with all Tour Operators and Group Tour Planners. We maintain a high level of hospitality, professionalism, and service to meet your planning needs. Our CVB includes Bay City, Birch Run, Chesaning, Frankenmuth, Midland, and Saginaw. The Great Lakes Bay Region offers more than 5,000 hotel rooms, group-friendly attractions, as well as a variety of dining options throughout our three-county region. Allow our trained and educated staff to assist you in creating unforgettable motorcoach and group travel experiences in the Great Lakes Bay Region.

If you’re visiting Michigan, you need to make a point to include the Great Lakes Bay Region in your itineraries. We promise you won’t regret it and you’ll continue coming back for more once you experience all that we have to offer.