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Bay City Travel Guide, Michigan

Formerly called Lower Saginaw and Hampton, Bay City is a city in Michigan, US located NW of Saginaw Bay. It is the county seat of Bay County and is part of the Tri-Cities Area, with Midland and Saginaw Bay. Its total land area is 11.3 sq. miles.

The place has vivacious cultural attraction. Art and culture has long been a part of Bay City’s life. The spirit of art appreciation lives until today, evident in their rich cultural life. As a result, it is common for the city to host colorful cultural activities and festivals inviting visitors from the neighboring cities.

The city has numerous opera houses. You couldn’t help but be startled by their theatrical performances and musical presentations. They have lots of it, performed by world renowned performers. This is one of the things the locals are proud of.

Aside from that, the charming architecture of the houses in Bay narrates Bay’s historic past. You can be marveled by the several designs.

The festive mood of the city, the hospitable people, and the strong economy creates an impression of a friendly and inviting atmosphere to its visitors.


The people are of German, Polish, Irish, white and black American and Hispanic origins. According to the latest census, the population reached 34, 449.


Bay City gets 36 inches of snowfall per year then 27.2 inches of rainfall. The average number of sunny days is 170 and precipitation is 102 days.


Religion of the Bay City people is a mixture of Catholic, Protestant, Jewish, Latter Day Saints, Baptist, Episcopalian and Pentecostal people. Catholics are predominant.


The city bus and taxi can take you anywhere around the city. But you may opt to fly from MBS International Airport which has been serving the city.


The city has a strong educational foundation; its schools offer high quality education. The ratio is 18 students per one teacher.


Bay County is a place of fun and celebrations. Some of these important celebrations include:

-   Independence Day Fireworks, Pig Gig, St. Stan’s Polish Festival, River Roar, River of Light


The city offers a lot of opportunities for bayside walks, strolling, biking, boat races and many more. They have skate arenas, walking trails, spacious parks and a lot more that will satisfy your taste of leisure. So don’t forget to include Bay City in your itinerary.

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