Discover a selection of 1,000 vacation rentals in Michigan City that are perfect for your trip. Whether you’re traveling with friends, family, or even pets, Vrbo vacation homes have the best amenities for hanging out with the people that matter most, including swimming pools and private pools. Prices start at $115 per night, and houses and cabins are popular options for a stay in Michigan City. Either way, you'll find a rental for everyone's needs.
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Destination guide

Discover Michigan City lake rentals

Located on the south shore of Lake Michigan, Michigan City is an ideal location for a retreat to a lake rental in Indiana. Your family will enjoy spending the day at the Washington Park Zoo discovering animals from around the world. The Old Lighthouse Museum is a must-see to learn about the maritime history of Lake Michigan. If you’re a couple on a romantic getaway, be sure to visit the Shady Creek Winery for a wine tasting. Explore Indiana’s natural beauty with a day at the beach by visiting Indiana Dunes National Park before retreating to your cabin for a restful night’s sleep.

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.

Activities

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.

Weather

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.

How many vacation rentals are available around Michigan City?

Our 2021 property listings offer a large selection of 770 vacation rentals around Michigan City. From 706 house rentals to 129 cabin rentals, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable holiday or a weekend with your family and friends.