Destination guide

Delight in the lakeside landscape of Southwest Michigan

Enjoy the live music and other features of Southwest Michigan. This city's baseball games, lake and casino gaming draw many visitors. Gerald R. Ford Museum, Public Museum of Grand Rapids and Grand Rapids Children's Museum are a few of the top cultural sights. A vacation rental can help make your stay complete—many rentals come with a full kitchen and laundry facilities.

Activities

Activities and attractions in and around Southwest Michigan

Do you want to discover attractions to see during your stay? Although it can be tempting to stay in your comfortable vacation rental, you'll want to experience everything that makes Southwest Michigan 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 (24.4 mi / 39.3 km)
  • Diamond Springs Golf Course (2 mi / 3.2 km)
  • Dumont Lake Park (4.5 mi / 7.2 km)
  • Winding Creek Golf Club (9.6 mi / 15.4 km)
  • Outdoor Discovery Center of Wildlife Unlimited (11 mi / 17.6 km)
  • Van Raalte Farm (11.9 mi / 19.1 km)
Natural features

Exploring the beaches and other natural features in Southwest Michigan

Whether you're looking for exciting outdoor activities or just want to appreciate the scenery, Southwest Michigan is a great spot to appreciate mother nature. Here are some of the area’s noteworthy features, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • Frederik Meijer Gardens and Sculpture Park (28.3 mi / 45.5 km)
  • Dumont Lake Park (4.5 mi / 7.2 km)
  • Outdoor Discovery Center of Wildlife Unlimited (11 mi / 17.6 km)
  • Windmill Island (14.2 mi / 22.9 km)
  • DeGraaf Nature Center (14.6 mi / 23.4 km)
  • Kollen Park / Heinz Waterfront Walkway (14.6 mi / 23.5 km)
How to get there

Transportation options to and around Southwest Michigan

Fly into Grand Rapids, MI (GRR-Gerald R. Ford Intl.), the closest airport, located 25.4 mi (40.9 km) from the city center. If you can't find a flight that's convenient for your trip, you can also fly into Kalamazoo, MI (AZO-Kalamazoo-Battle Creek Intl.), which is 33.3 mi (53.6 km) away.

If you're traveling by train, Holland Station, Grand Rapids Station and Bangor Station are the main stations that serve the city.

Where to stay around Southwest Michigan?

Our 2019 property listings offer a large selection of 3,638 vacation rentals near Southwest Michigan. From 2,284 Houses to 632 Cottages, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best places to stay near Southwest Michigan for a holiday or a weekend are on HomeAway.

What are the most popular destinations to visit in Southwest Michigan?

There are many lovely places to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend in Southwest Michigan. From HomeAway travelers, the most popular destinations to visit are:

  • South Haven: 932 vacation rentals
  • Saugatuck: 699 vacation rentals
  • Ohio: 2,456 vacation rentals
  • Grand Haven: 306 vacation rentals
  • Indiana: 1,934 vacation rentals

And HomeAway offers you the chance to discover many other popular destinations in Southwest Michigan! Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available in other popular destinations.

What are the main cities to discover in Southwest Michigan?

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

  • South Haven: 932 rentals
  • Saugatuck: 699 rentals
  • Grand Haven: 306 rentals
  • Holland: 753 rentals
  • New Buffalo: 925 rentals

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

Can I find easy-access vacation rentals when traveling by plane to Southwest Michigan?

Yes of course. Our owners offer a large selection of vacation rentals near airports. The airports with a large selection of vacation rentals in Southwest Michigan are:

  • Holland, MI (HLM-Park Township): 937 vacation rentals
  • Southwest Michigan Regional Airport (BEH): 366 vacation rentals
  • Michigan City Municipal Airport (MGC): 978 vacation rentals

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

Near which points of interest can I spend my holidays in Southwest Michigan?

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

  • Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore: 504 rentals
  • Grand Haven Beach: 226 rentals
  • Silver Beach: 316 rentals
  • Warren Dunes State Park: 684 rentals
  • Indiana Dunes State Park: 1,023 rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Southwest Michigan listed on HomeAway where you can find your place to stay. Just write your wanted destination in our search bar and have a look at our selection.

Explore destinations around Southwest Michigan

South Haven
932 vacation rentals
Saugatuck
699 vacation rentals
Grand Haven
306 vacation rentals
Holland
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New Buffalo
925 vacation rentals
Michigan City
866 vacation rentals
Saint Joseph
191 vacation rentals
Lake Michigan Beach
1,177 vacation rentals
Grand Rapids
70 vacation rentals
Union Pier
782 vacation rentals
Lakeside
703 vacation rentals
Muskegon
219 vacation rentals
South Bend
395 vacation rentals
Benton Harbor
881 vacation rentals
Douglas
614 vacation rentals
Fennville
1,146 vacation rentals
Sawyer
743 vacation rentals
Kalamazoo
245 vacation rentals
Spring Lake Township
339 vacation rentals
Michiana
771 vacation rentals