Ted Swoboda

Art on the shores of Lake Michigan.

Travel + Leisure
February 21, 2012

Known for its great art galleries, quaint shops, and bustling waterfront, Saugatuck, “the Art Coast of Michigan,” is a sophisticated lakeside retreat. Accessible by car and ferry, the town has a serious artist community and is home of the Art Institute of Chicago’s Ox-Box painting school. Candlelit dinners, water views, and sweet inns, make for a peaceful and romantic escape.

Sweetwater Sailing

Charter a 38-foot yacht and experience the serenity of Lake Michigan.

Saugatuck Dune Rides

Check out Western Michigan’s massive sand dunes.

Restaurant Toulouse

Dine by candlelight at this intimate restaurant known for its extensive wine list and French country classics like cassoulet and roast duck.

Cookies on Call!

Choose from 52 varieties, including white chocolate almond.

Wickwood Country Inn

This small inn showcasing art and antiques prides itself on pampering—evening candlelight cocktails, farmstead breakfasts, and well-appointed love nests.

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