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 holiday rental can help make your stay complete—many rentals come with a full kitchen and laundry facilities.


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 holiday rental, you'll want to experience everything that makes Southwest Michigan a one-of-a-kind holiday spot. These are some of the top attractions to put on your list, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • 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 highlights

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 centre:

  • 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

Transport 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 centre. 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 travelling by train, Holland Station, Grand Rapids Station and Bangor Station are the main stations that serve the city.

How many holiday accommodation are available around Southwest Michigan?

Our 2020 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 3,560 holiday rentals around Southwest Michigan. From 614 cabins to 2,168 holiday houses, find unique holiday homes 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 Stayz.

What are the most popular destinations to visit in Southwest Michigan?

There are many lovely places to stay for a long holiday or just a weekend break in Southwest Michigan. From Stayz travellers, the popular destinations to visit are:

  • South Haven: 907 holiday rentals
  • Torch Lake: 6,779 holiday rentals
  • Saugatuck: 675 holiday rentals
  • Grand Rapids: 112 holiday rentals
  • New Buffalo: 824 holiday rentals

Stayz offers you the possibility to discover many other popular destinations in Southwest Michigan! Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available in other popular destinations.

What are the main cities to discover in Southwest Michigan?

Whether you are travelling solo or with family and friends, here are the cities in Southwest Michigan with the largest selection of holiday rentals for a perfect city break:

  • South Haven: 907 holiday homes
  • Saugatuck: 675 holiday homes
  • Grand Rapids: 112 holiday homes
  • New Buffalo: 824 holiday homes
  • Saint Joseph: 186 holiday homes

For other cities, please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday homes available.

Can I find easy access holiday homes when travelling by plane to Southwest Michigan?

Yes of course. Our owners offer a large selection of holiday homes near to airports. Airports with a large selection of rentals in Southwest Michigan are:

  • Niles, MI (NLE-Jerry Tyler Memorial): 526 holiday houses
  • La Porte, IN (LPO-La Porte Municipal): 765 holiday houses
  • Gerald R Ford International Airport (GRR): 135 holiday houses

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

Near which points of interest can I spend my holidays in Southwest Michigan?

Stayz offers a large selection of holiday homes near great places to visit in Southwest Michigan. From Stayz travellers, the more popular points of interest to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend are:

  • Merrifield Park: 404 holiday rentals
  • Rockford: 142 holiday rentals
  • Gun Lake Casino: 86 holiday rentals
  • Herrmann House: 41 holiday rentals
  • Potato Creek State Park: 365 holiday rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Southwest Michigan listed on Stayz where you can find your place to stay. Just write your wanted destination in our search bar and have a look at our selection of holiday homes.

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