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Michigan City has much to offer

Michigan City vacation rentals are ideal accommodation for family, friends, or just yourself for a relaxing escape or an activity-packed stay. Perched on the shore of Lake Michigan and with cooling lake breezes, this charming town offers a whole range of opportunities to make Michigan City memories. You may want to spend your vacation sitting by the shoreline with your favorite book, enjoying the watersports activities on offer, visiting Michigan City’s historic sites, seeking out the variety of night life and entertainment in the area, or all of the above. It’s up to you!

Things to do

Michigan City: Much more than a lake and a lighthouse

When booking Michigan City vacation rentals, you’ll never be far away from a whole host of family-friendly attractions. In the area, there’s a zoo and botanical gardens; perfect for animal and nature lovers. There’s also the city’s famous lighthouse and shoreline that’s ideal for a stroll at sunset. To experience the local arts scene, head over to Washington Park. On Thursdays, the city’s own band puts on a free concert. You could also enjoy a magical cultural exhibition at the Lubeznik Center for the Arts.


Michigan City—a getaway for everyone

There’s so much to see and do in Michigan City, you’ll want to keep coming back for more. Book Michigan City vacation rentals and you will have a host of attractions on your doorstep. You can stroll through the zoo or the botanic gardens to marvel at nature in all its glory. Walk along the Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore to the famous Michigan City East Lighthouse, or for something different, head for the casino, one of the city’s two playhouses, or check out the Bacchus and Beer Festival in August.


Enjoy a sunny summer lakeside in Michigan City

With mild summers, cool breezes from the lake, and average summer temperatures of 73°F, visitors can enjoy a sunny lakeside getaway in Michigan City. The weather is perfect for boating, swimming, fishing, or just relaxing with family, friends or even by yourself with a cool drink and a book. A walk along the shore to hear the “singing dunes” is delightful in this mild climate. With so many public parks and outdoor areas to enjoy, your getaway from the heat of the city will keep you coming back to Michigan City vacation rentals for more.

Natural features

Michigan City: Your access pass to Lake Michigan

Michigan City is located 60 miles from Chicago and 25 miles from Gary. Sitting on the southern shore of Lake Michigan, at the terminus of the Michigan Road from the Ohio River, Michigan City offers public access to the lake for visitors via the Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore. This U.S. National Park is home to protected ecosystems which provide shelter and breeding sites for endangered species. Washington Park, which encompasses much of the city’s lakefront, is another gateway to Lake Michigan; a superb spot for a picnic.

How to get there

Transportation options to and around Michigan City

Fly into South Bend, IN (SBN-South Bend Intl.), the closest airport, located 30.5 mi (49.1 km) from the city center. If you're unable to find a flight that fits your schedule, you can also fly into Chicago, IL (MDW-Midway Intl.), which is 43.5 mi (70 km) away.

If you'd rather travel by train, the main station serving the city is Michigan City Station.

Can I find a vacation rental around Michigan City?

Yes, our 2019 property listings offer a large selection of 865 vacation rentals near Michigan City. From 607 Houses to 156 Cabins, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best places to stay near Michigan City for a holiday or a weekend are on HomeAway.

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

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

  • Blue Chip Casino: 972 vacation rentals
  • Lighthouse Place Premium Outlets: 953 vacation rentals
  • Washington Park Zoo: 964 vacation rentals
  • Barker Mansion: 953 vacation rentals
  • Oasis Splash Pad: 970 vacation rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Michigan City 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 Michigan City?

Yes, of course. HomeAway has 607 Houses in Michigan City. Our other popular types of vacation rentals in Michigan City include:

  • Cabins: 156 rentals available
  • Cottages: 156 rentals available
  • Condos/Apartments: 55 rentals available

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

Can I find a vacation rental with pool in Michigan City?

Yes, you can select your preferred vacation rental with pool among our 293 vacation rentals with pool available in Michigan City. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

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