Destination guide

Why people love visiting trendy Royal Oak

Enjoy the live music and other features of Royal Oak. This walkable and trendy city entices travelers with its soccer games and shopping. Detroit Zoo and Motown Historical Museum are just a couple of the must-sees in the area. Many rental homes come with outdoor spaces, separate dining areas and full kitchens, perfect if you want to enjoy some home-cooked meals.


Activities and attractions in and around Royal Oak

Are you hoping to discover things to do in the area? Although it can be tempting to stay in your comfortable vacation rental, you'll want to experience everything that makes Royal Oak a fun spot to vacation. Here are some of the most popular attractions to put on your list, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • Detroit Zoo (2 mi / 3.2 km)
  • Red Oaks Waterpark (3.2 mi / 5.1 km)
  • Oakland Hills Country Club (6.9 mi / 11.1 km)
  • Chandler Park Golf Course (11.8 mi / 19 km)
  • Greenfield Village (14.4 mi / 23.2 km)
  • Belle Isle Aquarium (14.5 mi / 23.3 km)
Natural features

Exploring the natural features in Royal Oak

Whether you're an active traveler or just want to take in the scenery, Royal Oak is a great place to get out in nature. Here are some of the area’s most enchanting features, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • Belle Isle (14 mi / 22.5 km)
  • Detroit Riverwalk (13.6 mi / 21.8 km)
  • Anna Scripps Whitcomb Conservatory (14 mi / 22.5 km)
  • Metro Beach (15.3 mi / 24.7 km)
  • Union Lake (16.4 mi / 26.4 km)
How to get there

Transportation options to and around Royal Oak

The nearest airport is in Detroit, MI (DET-Coleman A. Young Municipal), located 10.1 mi (16.2 km) from the city center. If you can't find a flight that's convenient for your trip, you could also fly into Pontiac, MI (PTK-Oakland County Intl.), which is 17.8 mi (28.6 km) away.

If you'd rather travel by train, the main station is Royal Oak Station.

Where to stay around Royal Oak?

Our 2019 property listings offer a large selection of 132 vacation rentals near Royal Oak. From 93 Houses to 30 Condos/Apartments, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best places to stay near Royal Oak for a holiday or a weekend are on HomeAway.

What is the best area to stay when traveling to Royal Oak?

Whether you're traveling with family or friends, here are the areas with the largest selection of vacation rentals for a holiday trip or just for a weekend in Royal Oak:

  • Downtown: 37 vacation rentals
  • Midtown Detroit: 34 vacation rentals
  • Corktown: 33 vacation rentals
  • Brush Park: 29 vacation rentals
  • Sports Center: 36 vacation rentals

For other neighborhoods, please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

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

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

  • Detroit Zoo: 327 vacation rentals
  • Royal Oak Station: 327 vacation rentals
  • Royal Oak Music Theatre: 324 vacation rentals
  • DTE Energy Music Theatre: 117 vacation rentals
  • Cobo Center: 268 vacation rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Royal Oak 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 Royal Oak?

Yes, of course. HomeAway has 93 Houses in Royal Oak. Our other popular types of vacation rentals in Royal Oak include:

  • Condos/Apartments: 30 rentals available
  • Studios: 27 rentals available
  • Townhouses: 3 rentals available

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

Can I find a vacation rental with pool in Royal Oak?

Yes, you can select your preferred vacation rental with pool among our 6 vacation rentals with pool available in Royal Oak. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.