Wow, one Michigan town is raking in the honors recently! After being named the No. 2 best coastal small town in the U.S., AND ranked among the top twenty beaches in towns in U.S., this Michigan location has even more to brag about!

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Travel publication Time Out sought to find the best weekend getaways across the country. Rather than big cities like L.A. or New York, they opted for smaller towns with great art scenes, restaurants, views, and activities. They say these 17 locations should definitely be on your travel radar in 2024.

Saugatuck/ Douglas Convention & Visitors Bureau, Facebook
Saugatuck/ Douglas Convention & Visitors Bureau, Facebook
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The Michigan town named among the Best Weekend Trips in the U.S. in 2024 is Saugatuck!

Now, I DO think Saugatuck should have been further up on the list... Time Out places it at No. 15... but still cool it's included.

Saugatuck/ Douglas Convention & Visitors Bureau, Facebook
Saugatuck/ Douglas Convention & Visitors Bureau, Facebook
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Time Out praises Saugatuck for its charm and amazing location on Lake Michigan. The publication also shouts out the town's vibrant arts community, thanks to the Saugatuck Center for the Arts and the Chicago Art Institute’s Oxbow School of Art and Artists’ Residency.

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Local businesses that get recognition are Pennyroyal Cafe and Provisions and Virtue Cider (though technically its located in Fennville).

Virtue Cider, Facebook
Virtue Cider, Facebook
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James Beard-nominated restaurant The Southerner also gets a mention, known for its fried chicken and other southern food staples.

Southerner, Facebook
Southerner, Facebook
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Time Out also gives Tulip Time a mention - of course locals know that's Holland and not Saugatuck - but certainly worth the short drive for visitors!

Saugatuck's Oval beach is also in the running for the best beach in Michigan. Vote for your favorite below!

Michigan's Best Beaches 2024

Twenty beaches are in the running for "Best Michigan Beach" in a USA Today and 10best readers' poll. These glorious Michigan locations were chosen by a panel of experts and now it's up to a public vote. You can vote for your favorite once per day through May 20, 2024, at noon. Click on the title of each beach to vote for it! Once voting closes, we'll update this list to reflect the Top Ten Beaches in Michigan.

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