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Smile, Huron vacation!

A vacation in the Great Lakes ought to be on everyone's bucket list, and trust us, Port Huron is the place to be. A vibrant, lively city, it's got a maritime flavor all of its own, with miles of waterfront, a boardwalk, and beaches, plus a vast marina system. Even if you prefer to keep your feet firmly on terra firma, a Port Huron vacation rental will never leave you short of something to do. It's got a fantastically handsome historic downtown, plus a near endless range of events, festivals and museums.

Things to do

Trippin' the lights fantastic

There's more history in Port Huron than you can shake a vintage pocket watch at. Try the floating museum on board the old Huron Lightship, and if that one's dazzled you with its brilliance then you can follow up with the Fort Gratiot Lighthouse. Seeing a theme developing? Why not run with it and visit the world's largest light bulb at the Thomas Edison Depot Museum? The Carnegie Center is the final element in the local museum network (sadly no light bulb connection), then you can finally move on to the theaters, galleries, and Great Lakes Maritime Center.

Activities

Port Huron vacation rental ahoy!

Inevitably, given its Great Lakes setting, a Port Huron vacation rental for many people is all about the water activities. Port Huron's got nearly 4 miles of water frontage, including parks and several beaches. It's also got the largest marina system in the state, so there's never been a better time to tip your captain's cap over 1 eye and take to the waves. Port Huron's one of those places with a hectic, year-round program of events and festivals, one of the most famous being the annual Port Huron to Mackinac Boat Race.

Weather

Port Huron's favorite princess is definitely Snow White

Winter in Port Huron isn't for the faint-hearted, but fortunately this buzzing maritime city isn't the sort of place that attracts faint hearts anyway. Temperatures start to drop below freezing in November, and they don't rise consistently back up again until at least March, with plenty of the white stuff coming down throughout the cold season. Spring is over before you know it, then you're into those long, hot Port Huron summers. Best of all, it never gets too hot, thanks to the lovely cooling effect of Lake Huron itself.

Natural features

When they say "Great Lakes," they're not kidding

A Port Huron vacation rental puts you smack bang at the edge of Lake Huron - one of the 5 Great Lakes of North America. And the scale of it is enough to make you go googly-eyed. Together, the Great Lakes hold nearly a fifth of the world's surface freshwater. More of an inland sea than a lake, old Huron is the third largest freshwater lake in the whole world, covering more than 23,000 miles. It spans the US-Canadian border, and is home to a staggering range of marine life, despite fears that invasive species have killed off some of its rarer inhabitants.

How to get there

Transportation to and around Port Huron

Fly into Sarnia, ON (YZR-Chris Hadfield), the closest airport, located 6.1 mi (9.8 km) from the city center. If you're unable to find a flight that fits your schedule, you can also fly into Detroit, MI (DET-Coleman A. Young Municipal), which is 49 mi (78.9 km) away.

If you're traveling by train, the main station serving the city is Port Huron Station.

Where to stay around Port Huron?

Our 2019 property listings offer a large selection of 95 vacation rentals near Port Huron. From 35 Houses to 45 Cottages, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best places to stay near Port Huron for a holiday or a weekend are on HomeAway.

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

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

  • Lakeside Park: 85 vacation rentals
  • The Great Lakes Maritime Center: 63 vacation rentals
  • Fort Gratiot Lighthouse: 81 vacation rentals
  • Port Huron Station: 60 vacation rentals
  • Blue Water Bridge: 73 vacation rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Port Huron 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 Port Huron?

Yes, of course. HomeAway has 35 Houses in Port Huron. Our other popular types of vacation rentals in Port Huron include:

  • Cottages: 45 rentals available
  • Cabins: 45 rentals available
  • Bungalows: 45 rentals available

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

Can I find a vacation rental with internet/wifi in Port Huron?

Yes, you can select your preferred vacation rental with internet/wifi among our 72 vacation rentals with internet/wifi available in Port Huron. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

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