Destination guide

Delight in the lakeside landscape of Alpena

The area's museums and culture are just a few of the reasons to vacation in Alpena. Renowned for its lake, island views and boating, this city welcomes all visitors. A vacation rental can help make your stay complete—many rentals come with a full kitchen and laundry facilities.


Activities and attractions in Alpena

Are you looking for top things to see and do during your stay? Venture out of your cozy vacation rental and check out everything that makes Alpena a one-of-a-kind vacation spot. These are some of the major attractions to explore, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • Alpena Golf Club (0.4 mi / 0.6 km)
  • Island Park and Wildlife Sanctuary (0.9 mi / 1.5 km)
  • River's Edge Golf Club (8.5 mi / 13.7 km)
  • Dinosaur Gardens Prehistorical Zoo (11.9 mi / 19.1 km)

Seasonal weather in Alpena

If you're hoping to enjoy some warm-weather activities on your vacation, July, August, June and September are the hottest months to visit, when temperatures average 78°F.

Natural features

Exploring the natural landscape of Alpena

Whether you're looking for adventure or just want to spend some time taking in the scenery, Alpena is a great spot to appreciate mother nature. These are some of the area's most stunning natural features, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • Island Park and Wildlife Sanctuary (0.9 mi / 1.5 km)
  • Thomson Park (2.5 mi / 4 km)
  • Bay View Park (2.5 mi / 4 km)
  • Blair Street Park (2.5 mi / 4.1 km)
  • McRae Park (2.6 mi / 4.1 km)
  • Mich-E-Ke-Wis Park (2.7 mi / 4.3 km)
How to get there

Transportation to and around Alpena

Fly into Alpena, MI (APN-Alpena County Regional), the closest airport, located 4.8 mi (7.7 km) from the city center.

Can I find a vacation rental around Alpena?

Yes, our 2019 property listings offer a large selection of 47 vacation rentals near Alpena. From 21 Cabins to 19 Houses, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best places to stay near Alpena for a holiday or a weekend are on HomeAway.

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

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

  • Northern Lights Arena: 49 vacation rentals
  • Island Park and Wildlife Sanctuary: 50 vacation rentals
  • Thunder Bay River Lighthouse: 49 vacation rentals
  • Alpena County Library: 49 vacation rentals
  • Thunder Bay National Marine Sanctuary: 49 vacation rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Alpena 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 Cabins in Alpena?

Yes, of course. HomeAway has 21 Cabins in Alpena. Our other popular types of vacation rentals in Alpena include:

  • Houses: 19 rentals available
  • Cottages: 21 rentals available
  • Bungalows: 21 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 pool in Alpena?

Yes, you can select your preferred vacation rental with pool among our 2 vacation rentals with pool available in Alpena. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.