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Bay CityUnited States of America

The city looks out toward Lake Huron’s broad beautiful waters, with plenty of culture and fun for all along the shore.

Stay in Bay City to enjoy food tours and great shopping. The city is close to Michigan’s natural attractions and has plenty of urban comforts as well.

Hop aboard the Saginaw Valley Naval Ship Museum to learn about military history. Look inside the USS Edson to see what life was like in the Navy years ago. The tour includes bunk beds, the mess hall and interesting old technology. This ship was used during the Vietnam War and is one of only two remaining examples of its kind.

Splash about on the white-sand beaches of the Bay City State Recreation Area or take a fishing trip out onto the open water. During summer, stroll through some of the city’s parks. The Riverwalk Pier has spectacular sunset views and Carroll Park is a scenic place with plenty of children’s play equipment.

Gaze up into the mysteries of the universe at the Delta College Planetarium and Learning Center. The whole family will enjoy the shows in the huge dome that features a 360-degree view of the galaxy.

Laugh your way around town on a unique sort of food tour. The Sunrise Pedal Trolley has room for 15 cycling adults and is a fun way to see some of the city’s best food spots, all while getting some exercise. Tour themes include food, wine, craft beer and photography, or you can create your own itinerary with your guide.

Shop at the Bay City Antiques Center, which features both European and North American items. Browse the displays of porcelain, furniture, toys and kitchen goods. This is the largest antique center in the state.

Continue the history theme by visiting the Bay County Historical Museum. Located next to City Hall, this is a great place to get up to date on Bay City’s past. Learn about the Ojibwa clans of this region, find out about the colonial era and pick up some interesting facts about the town’s modern history.

Top hotels in Bay City

Estimated price for 1 night / 2 adults
DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Bay City - Riverfront
DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Bay City - Riverfront
3.5 out of 5
1 Wenonah Park Pl, Bay City, MI
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is £77 per night

Located in the heart of Bay City, this hotel is steps away from Wenonah Park and Delta College Planetarium. Veterans Memorial Park and Riverwalk Pier are also ...

4.5/5Wonderful! (411 reviews)

"Friendly, excellent service. Very nice, spacious rooms that have all of the amenities you could want. Forget anything, more than likely they will have it for you. Definitely recommended."…"

Reviewed on 26 Jun 2020

DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Bay City - Riverfront
Hampton Inn & Suites Bay City
Hampton Inn & Suites Bay City
2.5 out of 5
3901 Traxler Ct, Bay City, MI
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is £71 per night

Situated in Bay City, this hotel is 2.2 mi (3.5 km) from Bay City Mall and 3.1 mi (4.9 km) from Nate Doan Park. Sage Branch Library and Bay City Infinity Skate ...

4.3/5Excellent! (142 reviews)

"Clean and spacious room. Breakfast options were great. There is something for everyone. Pool area was clean and water was warm. The staff was very friendly and accommodating."…"

Reviewed on 3 Mar 2020

Hampton Inn & Suites Bay City
Courtyard Bay City
Courtyard Bay City
3 out of 5
2 East Main Street, Bay City, MI
The price is £79 per night

Located in the heart of Bay City, this hotel is within a 15-minute walk of Bay County Historical Society, Birney Park and Wenonah Park. Friendship Shell and ...

4.6/5Wonderful! (170 reviews)

"The stay was great at the location. The staff was very friendly and was there to answer all our questions and even give us guidance for local eats and things to do. There are beautiful sunsets right across the street and taking a walk on the river walk each night was great. I would suggest this location ..."…"

Reviewed on 30 Jun 2020

Courtyard Bay City

Popular places to visit in Bay City

Riverwalk Pier
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Riverwalk Pier

Explore the great outdoors at Riverwalk Pier, a lovely green space in Bay City. Stroll along the area's riverfront or simply enjoy its bars.

Delta College Planetarium
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Delta College Planetarium

You can spend an afternoon browsing the exhibits at Delta College Planetarium during your trip to Bay City. Wander the riverfront and university campus in the area.

Bronner's Christmas Wonderland
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Bronner's Christmas Wonderland

Take the family on an outing to Bronner's Christmas Wonderland during your trip to Frankenmuth. While in this quaint area, find time to visit its shops.

Dow Diamond
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Dow Diamond

Catch an event at Dow Diamond during your trip to Midland.Amble around this family-friendly area's gardens or attend a sporting event.

Temple Theatre
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Temple Theatre

Visit downtown Saginaw’s stunningly refurbished event hall to catch a film or to watch a performance of music or drama. 

Dow Gardens
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Dow Gardens

Explore the great outdoors at Dow Gardens, a lovely green space in Midland. Amble around this family-friendly area's gardens or attend a sporting event.

Top things to do in Bay City

Escape Room "CSI: MURDER! at Bar Noir" - 60 minute mystery escape challenge
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Escape Room "CSI: MURDER! at Bar Noir" - 60 minute mystery escape challenge

£26
Per adult
Corporate Airport Transportation Serving Detroit And Suronding Cites!
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Corporate Airport Transportation Serving Detroit And Suronding Cites!

£323
Per adult
Mission Impossibly Escape Room
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Mission Impossibly Escape Room

£26
Per adult

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