West Michigan City Named Top 20 Beach Town in America
Michigan is known for so many things. From its amazing Great Lakes to its historic locations like the Grand Hotel and Motown, there is plenty to be proud of and now Michigan is being recognized as having one of the best beach towns in America.
The gang at Thrillist.com put together a list of the "Top 20 Beach Towns in America" just in time for summer. According to the website, the list "represents the best of the best, places where those sands give way to dreamy towns, where the locals vibe with the visitors, and the food and drink become the stuff of endless summer memories".
The list includes drool-worthy destinations from coast to coast and proves you don't need to be basking on the shores of an ocean to enjoy one of the best beach towns in the country.
Making the "Top 20 Beach Towns in America" list is Michigan's own Saugatuck/Douglas. Saugatuck was also voted Best Beach Town in Michigan as well. Saugatuck, along with its sister city across the river, Douglas, has always been a popular destination for tourists as well as Michiganders that love all that area has to offer.
"Saugatuck is to western Michigan what Provincetown is to Cape Cod. It is thoroughly a tourist's beach town—invaded in the summer—but like many of Michigan’s best beach towns, its character is impeccably maintained despite the influx of visitors. Nicknamed "The Great Art-Doors", they noted. "It’s also a destination for the arts and antiques, thanks to ties to the Ox Bow School of Art, the Saugatuck Center for the Arts, art galleries like the Armstrong De-Graaf International Fine Art Gallery, and the Saugatuck Antique Pavilion".
We couldn't agree more with the selection! You can find the full list of the 20 best beaches in America here.