Bay City travel guide

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You're Going to Love Bay City

With a population of 34,932, Bay City is a must-see destination in Michigan, United States. It is among the most popular tourist destinations in the country. Bay City deserves at least 2 full days for you to see its main sights.

Where to Eat in Bay City

If you’re looking for affordable options, Real Seafood Company - Bay City (199 Uptown Drive) and MI Table (213 Center Ave Ste 10) are great picks.

When to visit Bay City

Bay City in February
Estimated hotel price
$97
1 night at 3-star hotel
Bay City in February
Estimated hotel price
$97
1 night at 3-star hotel

Looking for warm weather? Then head to Bay City in July, when the average temperature is 71.6 °F, and the highest can go up to 84.2 °F. The coldest month, on the other hand, is January, when it can get as cold as 15.8 °F, with an average temperature of 23 °F. You’re likely to see more rain in May, when precipitation is around 3.1″. In contrast, January is usually the driest month of the year in Bay City, with an average rainfall of 1.2″.

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How to Get to Bay City

Plane

When flying to Bay City, you’ll arrive at Bay City MBS Intl (MBS), which is located 11 miles from the city center. Airlines that fly from the United States to Bay City include Air France, Aeromexico and Delta. The shortest domestic flight to Bay City departs from Chicago and takes around 1h 17m.

Train

The train station in Bay City is called Bay City Central Bus Terminal, and is located 0.5 miles from the city center.

Car

Another option to get to Bay City is to pick up a car rental from Detroit, which is about 97 miles from Bay City. You’ll find branches of Turo and Budget, among others, in Detroit.

Plane

When flying to Bay City, you’ll arrive at Bay City MBS Intl (MBS), which is located 11 miles from the city center. Airlines that fly from the United States to Bay City include Air France, Aeromexico and Delta. The shortest domestic flight to Bay City departs from Chicago and takes around 1h 17m.

Train

The train station in Bay City is called Bay City Central Bus Terminal, and is located 0.5 miles from the city center.

Car

Another option to get to Bay City is to pick up a car rental from Detroit, which is about 97 miles from Bay City. You’ll find branches of Turo and Budget, among others, in Detroit.

Airlines serving Bay City

Lufthansa
Good (4,712 reviews)
KLM
Good (832 reviews)
SWISS
Good (963 reviews)
British Airways
Good (4,684 reviews)
Delta
Good (4,546 reviews)
Turkish Airlines
Good (2,232 reviews)
Austrian Airlines
Good (482 reviews)
Iberia
Good (1,613 reviews)
Air France
Good (985 reviews)
Emirates
Excellent (2,109 reviews)
United Airlines
Good (4,979 reviews)
Qatar Airways
Good (2,403 reviews)
Air Canada
Good (6,074 reviews)
Brussels Airlines
Good (228 reviews)
Finnair
Good (842 reviews)
TAP AIR PORTUGAL
Good (1,176 reviews)
Alaska Airlines
Excellent (5,820 reviews)
Etihad Airways
Good (839 reviews)
Cathay Pacific
Good (541 reviews)
ITA Airways
Good (747 reviews)
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Where to stay in Bay City

If you’re on a budget, well-reviewed accommodations include Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites Bay City, An IHG Hotel and AmericInn by Wyndham Bay City.

Where to stay in popular areas of Bay City

Most booked hotels in Bay City

DoubleTree by Hilton Bay City - Riverfront
4 stars
Excellent (8.7, 364 reviews)
$135+
Hampton Inn & Suites Bay City
2 stars
Excellent (8.6, 303 reviews)
$121+
Quality Inn And Suites
2 stars
Excellent (8.4, 349 reviews)
$112+
Comfort Inn Bay City - Riverfront
2 stars
Excellent (8.2, 372 reviews)
$117+
AmericInn by Wyndham Bay City
2 stars
Good (7.3, 194 reviews)
$91+
Farmhouse Bed & Breakfast
2 stars
Poor (0, 0 reviews)
$1,104+

Renting a car in Bay City

Renting a car in Bay City costs $75 per day, on average, or $149 if you want to rent if for 2 days.

It’s generally cheaper to rent your vehicle outside the airport: locations in the city are around 1% cheaper than airport locations in Bay City.

Expect to pay $3.75 per gallon in Bay City (average price from the past 30 days). Depending on the size of your rental car, filling up the tank will cost between $44.97 and $59.96. The most frequently booked car type in Bay City is Full-size (Volkswagen Atlas or similar). If you’re looking to save money, though, keep in mind that Economy rental cars (Kia Forte or similar) are, on average, 58% cheaper than other rental car types in the city.

Renting a car in Bay City costs $75 per day, on average, or $149 if you want to rent if for 2 days.

It’s generally cheaper to rent your vehicle outside the airport: locations in the city are around 1% cheaper than airport locations in Bay City.

Expect to pay $3.75 per gallon in Bay City (average price from the past 30 days). Depending on the size of your rental car, filling up the tank will cost between $44.97 and $59.96. The most frequently booked car type in Bay City is Full-size (Volkswagen Atlas or similar). If you’re looking to save money, though, keep in mind that Economy rental cars (Kia Forte or similar) are, on average, 58% cheaper than other rental car types in the city.