Destination guide

Lively Grand Rapids will entice you

Take a vacation to Grand Rapids and enjoy the area's live music, art galleries and theater scene. This cosmopolitan city is known for its shopping, local tours and restaurants. For a bit of culture, visit Grand Rapids Art Museum, Public Museum of Grand Rapids or Gerald R. Ford Museum. Whether you're planning a family holiday, romantic stay or friends trip, vacation rentals offer features like full kitchens and laundry facilities for a more convenient stay.

Activities

Activities and attractions in Grand Rapids

Are you searching for top things to see and do in the area? Venture out of your cozy vacation rental and check out everything that makes Grand Rapids a one-of-a-kind vacation spot. These are some of the top attractions to put on your list, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • John Ball Zoo (1.4 mi / 2.3 km)
  • Fish Ladder Park (0.6 mi / 1 km)
  • Huff Park (3.4 mi / 5.4 km)
  • Millennium Park (4.1 mi / 6.7 km)
  • Calvin College Ecosystem Preserve (5 mi / 8.1 km)
  • Donald Lamoreaux Park (5.5 mi / 8.9 km)
Natural features

Exploring the natural features in Grand Rapids

Whether you're an outdoor enthusiast or just want to appreciate the scenery, Grand Rapids is a great place to get out in nature. These are a few of the area's most stunning features, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • Frederik Meijer Gardens and Sculpture Park (4.2 mi / 6.8 km)
  • Huff Park (3.4 mi / 5.4 km)
  • Blandford Nature Center (3.8 mi / 6.1 km)
  • Millennium Park (4.1 mi / 6.7 km)
  • Calvin College Ecosystem Preserve (5 mi / 8.1 km)
  • Donald Lamoreaux Park (5.5 mi / 8.9 km)
How to get there

How to get to and around Grand Rapids

Fly into Grand Rapids, MI (GRR-Gerald R. Ford Intl.), the closest airport, located 9.1 mi (14.7 km) from the city center. If you're unable to find a flight that fits your schedule, you could book a flight to Muskegon, MI (MKG-Muskegon County), which is 31.7 mi (51 km) away.

If you'd prefer to travel by train, you can make your way to Grand Rapids Station.

Where to stay around Grand Rapids?

Our 2019 property listings offer a large selection of 67 vacation rentals near Grand Rapids. From 37 Houses to 14 Cabins, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best places to stay near Grand Rapids for a holiday or a weekend are on HomeAway.

What are the popular points of interest near where I can stay when traveling to Grand Rapids?

HomeAway offers a large selection of vacation rentals near lovely places in Grand Rapids. From HomeAway travelers, the most popular points of interest to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend are:

  • Calvin College: 73 vacation rentals
  • Downtown Market: 71 vacation rentals
  • Grand Valley State University - Pew Campus: 71 vacation rentals
  • Public Museum of Grand Rapids: 72 vacation rentals
  • Grand Rapids Children's Museum: 73 vacation rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Grand Rapids listed on HomeAway where you can find your place to stay. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available near the point of interest of your choice.

Can I rent Houses in Grand Rapids?

Yes, of course. HomeAway has 37 Houses in Grand Rapids. Our other popular types of vacation rentals in Grand Rapids include:

  • Cabins: 14 rentals available
  • Cottages: 14 rentals available
  • Condos/Apartments: 8 rentals available

But you can also enjoy a great stay in one of our other vacation rentals including Bungalows and more.

Can I find a vacation rental with pool in Grand Rapids?

Yes, you can select your preferred vacation rental with pool among our 11 vacation rentals with pool available in Grand Rapids. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.