Destination guide

Quintessential suburban living in the heart of Michigan

Nestled about halfway between Detroit and Ann Arbor, suburban Canton is an ideal gateway for exploring everything that southern Michigan has to offer. Characterized by large private homes and manicured lawns, Canton is also home to plenty of parks, trails, and golf courses for getting out and enjoying the fresh air. If you're looking to experience college town charm or big city life, a Canton vacation rental is the perfect spot to do both. Closer to home, you'll find everything from 19th-century schoolhouses to modern theaters, making for a charming stay.

Things to do

Schoolhouses rock in picturesque Canton

For a small town, Canton is big on history. A centrally located Canton vacation rental will surround you with 19th-century charm, thanks to sights like the Bartlett-Travis House, dating from the 1840s, and the 1876 Cherry Hill School, the quintessential one-room schoolhouse from eras past. The Canton Historical Society Museum is set in yet another 19th-century one-room schoolhouse. The famous Cady-Boyer Barn, which predates the Civil War, will take you even further back in time. Be sure to save time to catch a performance at the Village Theater at Cherry Hill.


Vacation is a great time to roll the dice

There's a little something for everyone near Canton, so why not try it all? Test your skills on the two golf courses, or head to Belleville Lake for some prime boating and fishing. Get happily lost among the annual public art displays along Ford Road, or on the extensive trail system that's a favorite with hikers, bikers, and joggers. Sports fans can catch a game and some top-notch tailgating at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor. If you're feeling lucky, there are plenty of casinos in Detroit and Windsor across the border, so don't forget your passport.

Natural features

More than just cows and corn in Canton

Venture out from the tree-lined suburban streets of Canton, and you'll find a picturesque patchwork of dairy and corn farms, which eventually rise to meet rolling hills north of town. For even more diversity, head east to Detroit. Past the glittering urban center you'll find the Detroit River International Wildlife Refuge, the only international wildlife preserve on the continent, with islands, waterfronts, and wetlands that are home to plenty of friendly critters. The vastness of Lake Erie extending southeast of the city never fails to impress.

How to get there

Traveling to and around Canton

The nearest airport is in Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County Airport (DTW), located 9.1 mi (14.6 km) from the city center. If you can't find a flight that's convenient for your trip, you could book a flight to Detroit, MI (DET-Coleman A. Young Municipal), which is 25.4 mi (40.9 km) away.

What are the top vacation rentals in or near Canton?

The heart wants what it wants, and right now it wants to take a vacation. Now's the time to pack your bags and take off to one of these top vacation rentals in or near Canton:

  • Take advantage of handy extras like a hair dryer and heating at "Luxury - Newly Renovated 3 Bedroom Oasis". Located around 2 miles from Canton, this leading option has 3 bedrooms and good guest reviews.
  • Another enticing choice is "5min To Kellogg Park Plymouth Parking W", which is around 4 miles from Canton. With 2 bedrooms, cookware, dishware and utensils and coffee and tea making facilities, it has everything you need to keep you comfortable and content.

For even more great options, use the search bar at the top of the page to find the perfect Canton vacation rental for you.

What are the top-rated vacation rentals for weekend getaways in or near Canton?

There's nothing like a short trip away to perk you up. If you're ready for some fun and relaxation, these popular weekend getaways in and near Canton make the ideal base for a mini break:

  • If exploring nature is a priority for you, book a couple of nights at "5min To Kellogg Park Plymouth Parking W". Around 4 miles north of Canton, it's close to Belle Isle Beach and Plymouth Historical Museum. Amenities at this retreat include WiFi and a microwave oven.
  • Also consider "Cozy, Chic 2 Bedroom Plymouth Getaway", which is around 4 miles north of Canton. After exploring nearby sights like Timber Trace Golf Club and Martindale Beach, kick back in your vacation rental and make the most of a stovetop, coffee and tea making facilities and more.

Can I find studio apartments for rent in and around Canton?

Studio apartments are difficult to beat when it comes to location and convenience. Escape to one of these studio apartments for rent in or near Canton and enjoy a taste of the buzzing local vibe:

  • Make "Plymouth Old Town" your temporary home. This sought-after property comes with amenities including coffee and tea making facilities and WiFi.
  • Another popular option is "Beautiful Carriage House / Your Own Isolated Space". Make the most of a fridge, off-street parking options and other conveniences during your getaway.

With the cash you save on your studio apartment, you can afford to discover even more of Canton. Cultural attractions like Redford Theatre and Stagecrafters Baldwin Theatre will help you get a feel for the character of this destination.

Can I find short term rentals in or near Canton?

Just because you only have a few days free doesn't mean you have to spend it in a boring hotel room. Go on vacation but still have the home comforts you need at one of these short-term rentals in or around Canton:

  • If you want to be close to the action, "Stylish 2 - Bedroom Plymouth Home" has your name on it. It's within reach of the center of Canton and a great base to check out sights like Ford Field and Fox Theatre.
  • Leap out of bed, make some breakfast and then begin planning what to see around "Bright, Spacious Plymouth 4bedroom - Walk To Dt". Comerica Park and GM Renaissance Center should be on your list if you choose to stay at this short-term vacation rental.

Are there mansions for rent in or near Canton?

If you're looking for somewhere to reconnect with your nearest and dearest this vacation, why not make it extra special? These mansions for rent in or near Canton will fit your entire crew while doing it in style:

  • Character, style and charm — "Luxury 5bedroom Mansion With 2000 Sq. Ft. Man Cave" has it all in abundance. Approximately 20 miles northeast of Canton and offering golf and a firepit, this showstopper is tough to beat.
  • Alternatively, take your vacation up a notch and stay a few days at "Historic Mansion In Palmer Park District". It's approximately 20 miles to the northeast of Canton and offers amenities like a firepit, golf and more.

What are the best houses for rent with a pool in or near Canton?

Nothing screams fun like a pool. Blow up your inflatable swan and browse these rental houses in or near Canton that feature this must-have amenity:

  • Pack your swimming gear and get away with your gang to "3 Bedroom In Heart Of Downtown Plymouth House". There are also lots of other great amenities here, including a smart TV and a microwave oven.
  • "Lovely Linville Cozy 3 Bed 1 Bath Entire House" is the type of place you go to get away from everything and make the most of your surroundings, starting with its glorious pool. A fridge and a fenced yard are also on hand to make your stay as comfy as possible.

Wondering what the weather is like in Canton? It has a humid continental climate, with average temperatures in summer ranging from 65 ºF to 80 ºF. If you're seeking a little more inspiration on places to stay in this amazing destination, use the search bar at the top of the page and adjust the filters to check out our entire selection of Canton vacation rentals.

What are the best large family vacation rentals in or near Canton?

Every get-together with the family should be one to remember. Whether you're planning a fun escape with the kids or a reunion with the extended family, these large family vacation rentals in or near Canton offer a comfy home away from home with ample space for everyone:

  • Sleeping up to 8 guests in 3 bedrooms, "Luxury - Newly Renovated 3 Bedroom Oasis" is the perfect place for some family time. This popular escape is 2 miles to the northeast of Canton and has amenities such as a kitchen and a garden.
  • "Bright, Spacious Plymouth 4bedroom - Walk To Dt" is also a top pick for families. It's around 4 miles to the north of Canton, has 4 bedrooms and accommodates up to 10 people. Handy amenities here include a balcony and a toaster.

If you'd like to do some sightseeing, there are loads of family-friendly attractions close by to add to your to-do list. Detroit Zoo, Detroit Riverwalk and SEA LIFE Michigan Aquarium are good places to start.

Are there vacation rentals with fire pits in or near Canton?

If you love the thought of singing songs around a campfire but aren't quite as excited about the "camping" part, a vacation rental with a fire pit will tick all your boxes. Enjoy the comforts of home at one of these options in or near Canton that offer this red-hot perk:

  • Reconnect, laugh and sing with friends and family around the fire pit at "Beautiful Carriage House / Your Own Isolated Space". This property offers plenty of other great amenities, including a kitchen and a firepit.
  • Get a nice blaze going and then soak up the relaxed atmosphere at "Lakefront Home - Newly Renovated - In Belleville Mi". This cozy abode also offers a water park and a fireplace.