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 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 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)
Transport

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.

Where to stay around Southwest Michigan?

Our 2019 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 3,287 holiday lettings near Southwest Michigan. From 2,002 Houses to 667 Cottages, find the best place to stay with your family and friends to discover Southwest Michigan area.

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 HomeAway travellers, the popular destinations to visit are:

  • Ohio: 1,976 holiday homes
  • South Bend: 346 holiday homes
  • Great Lakes: 27,036 holiday homes
  • Lake Huron: 3,104 holiday homes
  • Indiana: 1,477 holiday homes

HomeAway offers you the possibility to discover many other popular destinations in Southwest Michigan! Please use our search bar to access the selection of self catering accommodations 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 lettings for a perfect city break:

  • South Bend: 346 holiday lettings
  • Midland: 16 holiday lettings
  • Jackson: 77 holiday lettings
  • White Cloud: 38 holiday lettings
  • La Porte: 856 holiday lettings

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 self catering accommodations near to airports. Airports with a large selection of self catering accommodations in Southwest Michigan are:

  • Holland, MI (HLM-Park Township): 890 self catering accommodations
  • Sturgis, MI (IRS-Kirsch Municipal): 54 self catering accommodations
  • Gerald R Ford International Airport (GRR): 75 self catering accommodations

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