Bay City: Your Next Weekend Getaway

Bay City is known for its festivals and celebrations - most of which occur during the summer months. But for those of you who are sick of hibernating in your house, a weekend trip to Bay City might be exactly what you need to put the spring back in your step.

Walking the streets of Bay City, you’ll find plenty of things to do. From the Riverwalk Pier to Wenanoh Park, there are a multitude of ways to spend a sunny day outdoors. Watch freighters pass through the Saginaw River and observe all four drawbridges lift to allow their passage. Then, take a trip to the Saginaw Valley Naval Ship Museum, housed inside retired United States Navy destroyer the USS Edson.

Directions in downtown Bay City. Photo by Nicole Serra

Directions in downtown Bay City. Photo by Nicole Serra

Thrift shoppers will be excited to stop in at the Bay City Antique Center, or enjoy tea time at Tattered Pages and Tea. The tea shop is a combination library and clothing store that serves up hot beverages as well.

Love to stargaze? Look no further than the Delta College Planetarium and Learning Center. The Planetarium offers a variety of shows with very affordable admission prices.

Enjoy dinner at BJay’s Pizza and Coneys, one of Bay City’s most popular pizza restaurants. Or for a more refined experience, check out the Riverfront Grille and dine next to the beautiful Saginaw River.

Spend your nights in the Historic Webster House or riverfront Doubletree by Hilton for relaxing and luxurious experience. The Historic Webster House is a bed and breakfast housed in a mansion built in 1866 by Thomas E. Webster. It is a popular romantic getaway for couples.

No matter what you’re looking for, you’re sure to find it in Bay City. There’s nothing quite like its downtown and beautiful views of the river. But don’t just take my word for it - go see for yourself!

Lights over Bay City. Photo by Nicole Serra

Lights over Bay City. Photo by Nicole Serra

Know of a Bay City gem I forgot to mention? Comment it below!