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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.

How many vacation rentals are available around Southwest Michigan?

Our 2020 vacation rental listings offer a large selection of 3,619 house rentals around Southwest Michigan. From 2,242 Houses to 637 Cottages, find unique vacation rental for you to enjoy a memorable holiday or a weekend with your family and friends. The best place to stay around Southwest Michigan is 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:

  • Lakeside: 671 vacation rentals
  • South Haven: 921 vacation rentals
  • Saugatuck: 673 vacation rentals
  • Fennville: 1,124 vacation rentals
  • Holland: 727 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 travelling 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:

  • Lakeside: 671 rentals
  • South Haven: 921 rentals
  • Saugatuck: 673 rentals
  • Fennville: 1,124 rentals
  • Holland: 727 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 travelling 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 lodging choices in Southwest Michigan are:

  • South Bend Regional Airport (SBN): 437 home rentals
  • Kalamazoo Airport (AZO): 61 home rentals
  • Goshen, IN (GSH-Goshen Municipal): 104 home 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 holiday in Southwest Michigan?

HomeAway offers a large selection of lodging choices 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:

  • Oval Beach: 1,224 vacation homes
  • Eli and Edythe Broad Art Museum: 38 vacation homes
  • Silver Beach: 323 vacation homes
  • Grand Haven Beach: 222 vacation homes
  • Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore: 482 vacation homes

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

Lakeside
671 vacation rentals
South Haven
921 vacation rentals
Saugatuck
673 vacation rentals
Fennville
1,124 vacation rentals
Holland
727 vacation rentals
Grand Rapids
98 vacation rentals
New Buffalo
871 vacation rentals
Union Pier
745 vacation rentals
Grand Haven
295 vacation rentals
Michigan City
812 vacation rentals
Lake Michigan Beach
1,179 vacation rentals
Delton
66 vacation rentals
Montague
276 vacation rentals
Coldwater
85 vacation rentals
Cassopolis
156 vacation rentals
Muskegon
196 vacation rentals
South Bend
366 vacation rentals
Newaygo
52 vacation rentals
Battle Creek
43 vacation rentals
Coloma
603 vacation rentals