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)
Transport

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 3,413 vacation rentals near Southwest Michigan. From 2,097 Houses to 679 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: 880 vacation rentals
  • Saugatuck: 674 vacation rentals
  • Ohio: 2,066 vacation rentals
  • New Buffalo: 846 vacation rentals
  • Grand Haven: 301 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: 880 rentals
  • Saugatuck: 674 rentals
  • New Buffalo: 846 rentals
  • Grand Haven: 301 rentals
  • Holland: 724 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): 906 vacation rentals
  • Southwest Michigan Regional Airport (BEH): 347 vacation rentals
  • Gerald R Ford International Airport (GRR): 82 vacation rentals

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