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SaginawUnited States of America

This Michigan city features beautiful heritage architecture, a tranquil river, pleasant riverbank parks and a thriving arts community.

Saginaw is a stately city in Michigan’s Great Lakes Bay Region featuring fine turn-of-the-century gothic and art deco architecture and a lively downtown area along the river. Cruise down the meandering Saginaw River or explore central Saginaw on foot to find a cultural hub, historic buildings, scenic waterfront parks and an exhilarating sports arena.

The river coursing through Saginaw is one of the city’s most distinctive features. Join an informative and scenic cruise tour down the Saginaw River and take in the city’s sights from the water. Drop a fishing line at the city’s pier on a warm summer’s day or try your luck bringing in some walleye at the annual Shiver on the River ice fishing contest, held in late January. Stroll along the river to find several serene public parks, such as Hoyt Park and Celebration Square. In winter, Hoyt Park features a large outdoor skating rink.

Enjoy a picnic among the lush natural beauty of Ojibway Island, an oasis in the heart of downtown Saginaw. Ojibway Island hosts concerts and events, such as the Country Music Fest, throughout the summer months.

Nearby, find Saginaw’s bustling cultural center. Learn about Japanese traditions and history at the Japanese Cultural Center and Tea House. Experience a show, film, musical or concert at the lovingly renovated Temple Theater, home to the Saginaw Bay Symphony Orchestra. The Dow Event Center offers a range of exciting events and sports matches, including ice hockey and indoor football.

Discover the city and surrounding region’s heritage at Castle Museum, located in one of the city’s finest buildings. Have a family-friendly learning experience at Mid-Michigan Children’s Museum and Children’s Zoo.

Explore the surrounding wetlands and see waterfowl species at the Shiawassee National Wildlife Refuge.

Saginaw is located in Central Michigan, 103 miles (165.7 kilometers) northwest of Detroit. Flights arrive regularly to the Midland-Bay City-Saginaw International Airport. Saginaw is best explored by car as the city has limited public transportation. Visit in summer to experience the city’s warm weather and lush wetlands or in winter to enjoy the holiday season celebrations.

Top Hotels in Saginaw

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
The price is $95 per night

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

4.5/5Wonderful! (414 reviews)

"Friendly staff nice bed nice location Nice view from the room is a beautiful city cool breeze sunny days"…"

Reviewed on Jul 1, 2020

DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Bay City - Riverfront
Country Inn & Suites by Radisson, Birch Run-Frankenmuth, MI
Country Inn & Suites by Radisson, Birch Run-Frankenmuth, MI
3 out of 5
12112 S Beyer Rd, Birch Run, MI
The price is $64 per night

Situated in the entertainment district, this hotel is within a 15-minute walk of Birch Run Expo Center and Birch Run Premium Outlets. Birch Run Township Park ...

3.7/5Good! (1,136 reviews)

"No pool but that is the fault of the Governor not the hotel."…"

Reviewed on Jul 4, 2020

Country Inn & Suites by Radisson, Birch Run-Frankenmuth, MI
Fairfield Inn & Suites Saginaw
Fairfield Inn & Suites Saginaw
2.5 out of 5
5200 Cardinal Square Blvd, Saginaw, MI
The price is $104 per night

Situated near the airport, this hotel is 0.7 mi (1.2 km) from Fashion Square Mall and 2.6 mi (4.2 km) from Saginaw Valley State University. Kokomos Family Fun ...

4.3/5Excellent! (497 reviews)

"Clean. Safe. Loved it here. Will stay here everytime we travel out of Detroit."…"

Reviewed on Jun 28, 2020

Fairfield Inn & Suites Saginaw

Popular places to visit in Saginaw

Bronner's Christmas Wonderland
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Bronner's Christmas Wonderland

4.5/5(487 reviews)

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

4.5/5(7 reviews)

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

4/5(10 reviews)

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

Top things to do in Saginaw

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

$28
Per adult
Corporate Airport Transportation Serving Detroit And Suronding Cites!
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Corporate Airport Transportation Serving Detroit And Suronding Cites!

$44
Per adult
Mission Impossibly Escape Room
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Mission Impossibly Escape Room

$28
Per adult

Reviews of Saginaw

3.9

Guest rating

5 - Excellent
65
5 - Excellent 18.950437317784257%
4 - Good
184
4 - Good 53.64431486880466%
3 - Okay
83
3 - Okay 24.198250728862973%
2 - Disappointing
3
2 - Disappointing 0.8746355685131195%
1 - Terrible
8
1 - Terrible 2.3323615160349855%

1/5 - Terrible

Verified traveler

Apr 8, 2020

NOthing

4/5 - Good

Verified traveler

Feb 17, 2020

14 mile drive from outlet stores

4/5 - Good

Bradley

Jan 16, 2020

Saginaw is my hometown, so it will always have a place in my heart.

3/5 - Okay

Verified traveler

Dec 4, 2019

Didnt leave the general hotel area

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveler

Dec 2, 2019

Safe, upbeat area to travel through.

4/5 - Good

Verified traveler

Dec 2, 2019

Drivable to Birch Run and Frankenmuth!!!

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