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Great shopping area!

This area is so full of shops, restaurants, ice cream parlors, bars, everything you need! Walking... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
South Lyon, Michigan
Strolling/Sightseeing with Friends

This was a lovely place to stop on our way to Traverse City. Interesting shops and a small garden... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
John W
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The main street of Saugatuck was named for the town's founder, William Gay Butler.
Saugatuck, MI
+1 269-857-8100
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Reviewed 6 days ago

This area is so full of shops, restaurants, ice cream parlors, bars, everything you need! Walking around is so easy, you can get everything in, plus enjoy the Marina right on the river.

Thank Darlene7958
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was a lovely place to stop on our way to Traverse City. Interesting shops and a small garden to stroll through.

Thank John W
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I spent an afternoon wandering around Butler Street and the side streets and loved it! I especially loved Grins, It Is What It Is, and the drugstore. I made several purchases at all 3 places -- boots and a shirt at Grins, knick knacks at...More

Thank lucydog
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I live in Saugatuck, but even I am impressed by the shops (and restaurant options) in such a small town. Butler Street is the heart of downtown, with Water Street, which runs parallel to Butler, also laden with shopportunities. Don't overlook the Butler Pantry on...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I've been strolling this street for the last 30 some years. Every year there is something new and novel--yes, novel, for where would one expect a tiny store packed with herbs and spices, a store devoted to high end women's shoes, and another offering tastings...More

Thank meczch2018
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

My husband and I visited here for our anniversary weekend. Such a cute little town with lots of shops and restaurant options. Parking is hard to find though. We will definitely be back!

Thank I_Love_Vacation409
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This was my first trip to Saugatuck, and I found the stores on Butler Street to be charming, and the shop owners very friendly. I spent a good 2 hours here, and probably missed some shops on the side streets. This place needs to be...More

Thank kreischer88
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

We enjoyed so much of Saugatuck! Especially walking through the unique shops on and around Butler st. A must!

Thank msll73
Reviewed 15 August 2018

Adorable little town on the waterway, just walking the street or sitting in the park you will find peace and beauty. So many cute little shops and restaurants! If you are looking for a couples trip this is it

Thank judicrawford
Reviewed 13 August 2018 via mobile

There are so many different shops and galleries to visit up and down Butler Street. Depending on the type of shopping you’re doing it could take a couple hours, or the whole day to check out these cool shops.

Thank joshedunn
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24 September 2018|
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Response from Opinion8ted | Reviewed this property |
Many are open, a few are not. Some of the downtown restaurants are closed Mondays and Tuesdays.
Sheila M
22 August 2018|
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Response from BrooklynBubbe | Reviewed this property |
I agree that you should contact a local business however, many tourist places are booked solidly for the gorgeous weather in September and October.
1 November 2017|
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Response from HootieToo | Reviewed this property |
When it is cool or cold, the best thing to do is just walk around the town and check out the stores and restaurants. You will be pretty limited on other activities. We were there in early May and the weather was quite cool... More