Destination guide

Why people love visiting artsy Detroit

Enjoy the area's theater scene, live music and architecture and make a vacation rental your home during your stay in Detroit. This cosmopolitan city is known for its casino gaming, sporting events and restaurants. Fox Theatre, Charles H. Wright Museum of African-American History and Detroit Institute of Arts are a few of the top cultural sights. With a vacation rental, you get a home away from home—many rentals offer full kitchens and outdoor grills for some home cooking.

Activities

Activities and attractions in and around Detroit

Are you looking for attractions to visit in the area? Although it can be tempting to stay in your comfortable vacation rental, you'll want to check out everything that Detroit has to offer. These are some of the top attractions to explore, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • Detroit Zoo (11.3 mi / 18.3 km)
  • Belle Isle Aquarium (3.2 mi / 5.1 km)
  • Ambassador Golf Club (5.6 mi / 9 km)
  • Chandler Park Golf Course (5.9 mi / 9.5 km)
  • Greenfield Village (9.5 mi / 15.3 km)
  • Ford Rouge Factory Tour (9.7 mi / 15.7 km)
Natural features

Exploring the natural features in Detroit

Whether you're looking for adventure or just want to appreciate the scenery, Detroit is a great place to get out in nature. These are some of the area's most eye-catching natural features, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • Belle Isle (2.6 mi / 4.2 km)
  • Detroit Riverwalk (1 mi / 1.6 km)
  • Anna Scripps Whitcomb Conservatory (2.6 mi / 4.2 km)
  • Heritage Park (13.1 mi / 21 km)
  • Metro Beach (19 mi / 30.6 km)
  • Maybury State Park (25.9 mi / 41.7 km)
How to get there

Transportation to and around Detroit

Fly into Detroit, MI (DET-Coleman A. Young Municipal), the closest airport, located 5.8 mi (9.3 km) from the city center. If you can't find a flight that's convenient for your trip, you might consider flying into Windsor, ON (YQG), which is 6 mi (9.6 km) away.

If you're traveling by train, you can make your way to Detroit Station. You can see more of Detroit by jumping on the metro at Cadillac Center Station, Financial District Station or Millender Center Station.

Where to stay around Detroit?

Our 2019 property listings offer a large selection of 289 vacation rentals near Detroit. From 179 Houses to 72 Condos/Apartments, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best places to stay near Detroit for a holiday or a weekend are on HomeAway.

What is the best area to stay when traveling to Detroit?

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

  • Downtown: 27 vacation rentals
  • Midtown Detroit: 25 vacation rentals
  • Brush Park: 20 vacation rentals
  • Sports Center: 28 vacation rentals
  • Washington: 24 vacation rentals

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

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

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

  • Joe Louis Arena: 236 vacation rentals
  • Cobo Center: 240 vacation rentals
  • Belle Isle: 235 vacation rentals
  • Fisher Mansion: 224 vacation rentals
  • Comerica Park: 240 vacation rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Detroit 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 Detroit?

Yes, of course. HomeAway has 179 Houses in Detroit. Our other popular types of vacation rentals in Detroit include:

  • Condos/Apartments: 72 rentals available
  • Studios: 63 rentals available
  • Cabins: 5 rentals available

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

Can I find a vacation rental with pool in Detroit?

Yes, you can select your preferred vacation rental with pool among our 13 vacation rentals with pool available in Detroit. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.