Downtown Bay City is a great location for fantastic coffee houses, antique shops, boutique shops, sailing, boating and restaurants. Just the gorgeous downtown river walk (shown above) is worth the visit! Plus every summer the city hosts a variety of festivals along the water front.
This past year, area artists were sponsored by local businesses to paint these adorable Adirondack chairs that were dispersed throughout the waterfront area. It was a great splash of color and art!
We love parking near St. Laurents and walk all the way to the Real Seafood restaurant on the paved walkway. This path offers awesome views of the river. Bring a drink and grab a seat in the beautiful Adirondack chairs along the route!
The Appledore Tall Ships offer a huge variety of super fun sailing opportunities including evening, festival and afternoon sails. They deport from several ports around the east side of Michigan so check out their schedule!
Do you love to paint AND sip wine? Oh my gosh so do I! I mean, what a great combination!
Studio 23/The Arts Center located at 901 N Water St, Bay City has fun evenings in which you do just that!! They provide the art materials (canvas, paints, brushes, etc.) and you just bring a bottle of wine, a snack, and get ready to paint!
A big group of us decided to give it a try! I'm bent over a canvas above helping a friend with her tree! We had a blast and it wasn't stressful! What a fun evening filled with laughs! Plus, at the end of the night we all had a piece of art. YEY!
My favorite restaurants in Bay City are:
If you want freakin' amazing chocolate goodies, pop into St. Laurent's Brothers! I love their chocolate covered nuts and fresh almonds. I have made several gift baskets for loved ones from this quaint shop! Plus, it's rumored that Madonna shops there!
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