Destination guide

Scenic Portage will entice you

The beaches, lake and wildlife display a scene truly unique to Portage. This scenic city is known for its bird watching, shopping and hiking. Whether you're planning a family holiday, a trip with friends or a romantic retreat, HomeAway has a great selection of holiday homes. Many rentals come with a full kitchen and separate dining area, perfect if you need a space for entertaining.


Activities and attractions in and around Portage

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 Portage a one-of-a-kind holiday spot. These are some of the major attractions to see, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • Deep River Water Park (9.3 mi / 15 km)
  • Washington Park Zoo (16.6 mi / 26.7 km)
  • Lost Marsh Golf Course (17.6 mi / 28.3 km)

Seasonal weather in Portage

If you're hoping to enjoy some warm-weather activities on your holiday, July, June, August and September are the hottest months to visit, when temperatures average 28°F.

Natural highlights

Exploring the natural features in Portage

Travellers love Portage for its pristine beaches and panoramic lake views. Whether you're looking for exciting outdoor activities or just want to spend some time taking in the scenery, Portage is a great spot to appreciate mother nature. These are some of the area's noteworthy sights, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • Marquette Park (4.6 mi / 7.5 km)
  • Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore (6.7 mi / 10.8 km)
  • Indiana Dunes State Park (7.3 mi / 11.8 km)
  • Hoosier Prairie (15.3 mi / 24.6 km)
How to get there

Transport to and around Portage

Fly into Chicago, IL (MDW-Midway Intl.), the closest airport, located 32.1 mi (51.6 km) from the city centre. If you can't find a flight that's convenient for your trip, you can also fly into Chicago, IL (ORD-O'Hare Intl.), which is 45.8 mi (73.8 km) away.

If you're travelling by train, the main station serving the city is Portage - Ogden Dunes Train to Chicago.

How many holiday accommodation are available around Portage?

Our 2020 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 109 holiday rentals around Portage. From 47 holiday houses to 22 flats & apartments, 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 Portage is on Stayz.

What are the most popular points of interest and landmarks to stay near when travelling to Portage?

Stayz offers a large selection of holiday homes near great places in Portage. From Stayz travellers, the most popular points of interest to stay near are:

  • East Branch: 324 holiday rentals
  • Westfield Southlake Mall: 187 holiday rentals
  • Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore: 482 holiday rentals
  • Oasis Splash Pad: 857 holiday rentals
  • Shrine of the Christ's Passion: 162 holiday rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Portage listed on Stayz where you can find your place to stay. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available near the point of interest of your choice.

Can I rent Houses in Portage?

Yes, of course. Stayz offers 47 Houses in Portage. Our other popular types of Portage holiday rentals include:

  • Condos/Apartments: 22 holiday houses
  • Villas: 2 holiday houses
  • Cabins: 8 holiday houses

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

Can I find a holiday accommodation with pool in Portage?

Yes, you can select your preferred holiday accommodation with pool among our 22 holiday homes with pool available in Portage. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available.