Is South Haven or Saugatuck better?

by Suzanne
(San Francisco, CA)

So we have a week scheduled for a Michigan Vacation and can't decide how to split up our days. Should we visit both South Haven and Saugatuck or just do one? Your opinion would be helpful! Thanks Sherry!


Hi Suzanne!

Saugatuck and South Haven are similar as they are both lively beach towns nestled along Lake Michigan. They both offer incredible beaches, downtown shopping, boat tours, and several dining options.

Conde' Nast named Saugatuck within their list of "Top 25 Beaches in the World!" There are different things to do in Saugatuck such as Dune Rides, Chain Ferry, Hiking at Mount Baldhead and Duck Adventures.

*See our link below for a video and many photos for inspiration!

South Haven MI | Best Things to Do, Beaches, Scenic Lighthouse, Boat Tours, Best Restaurants, Camping, Watersports, Shopping | Top Southwest Michigan Vacation Destination

Saugatuck Michigan | 2 Packed Itineraries of Fun Things to Do!

Cheers to Michigan Travel,

Traveling Michigan

For more ideas, check out
Traveling Michigan Events, Inspiration and FUN!

Click here to post comments

Join in and write your own page! It's easy to do. How? Simply click here to return to Michigan.

Sherry Trautman Bio Picture

About the Lead Author | Sherry Trautman

Thanks for stopping by!

Our Words of Wisdom: “Never follow anyone else’s path. Unless you’re in the woods and you’re lost and you see a path, then by all means follow that path.”

"Sherry & Chris"

We're Sherry and Chris the founders of one of Michigan's most comprehensive and Top Travel Blogs!

    Sherry Trautman is a seasoned business owner and a multifaceted content creator, deeply entrenched in the world of travel in Michigan. With her extensive background in writing, editing, photography, marketing, website design, web mastering, social media, and publishing, she is the driving force behind the acclaimed Michigan Travel site "" A lifelong Michigander, Sherry's journey began in Mt. Pleasant, Michigan led her to St. Joseph during her formative years, and further to Kalamazoo for her higher education. She holds a Bachelor of Science in Industrial Design and Fine Art from Western Michigan University. Her career initially blossomed in Battle Creek, where she contributed significantly to aviation, marketing, and the art industry.

    In 2018, Sherry, alongside her husband Chris, embarked on a passionate endeavor with the inception of This venture was not just a business but a full-time commitment to exploring and celebrating the diverse landscapes and communities of Michigan. Together, they tirelessly traverse the state, curating unique experiences, capturing stunning visuals, and weaving engaging narratives that showcase Michigan's rich cultural tapestry and natural beauty. From her early experiences in different Michigander locales to her extensive professional background, Sherry's life and work epitomize a deep-rooted expertise in Michigan travel, making her an authoritative voice in this niche.

Sherry & Chris are at the Inn at Bay Harbor and looking out at the lake.
Read More About Us Here

Join our newsletter of Michigan Explorers!

Share Social

When you wish destinations came with a 30 second trailer so you can see what you’re getting yourself into.  

If you whine and are nice, IM us and we will tell you if you are truly screwed or not. 

Where Do You Want To Start Your Next Adventure?

Slickstream Search Box