Destination guide

Delight in the lakeside landscape of Lake Michigan

The lake and riverfront provide a pleasant backdrop to your holiday home in Lake Michigan. This welcoming city attracts visitors thanks to its skyscrapers and boating. For a bit of culture, visit Milwaukee Art Museum, Charles Allis Art Museum or Discovery World. If you're looking for accommodation options with space to entertain friends and family, HomeAway has plenty of options to choose from. Many rental homes offer full kitchens and laundry facilities, perfect for big groups.


Sightseeing in and around Lake Michigan

Are you hoping to find top things to see and do in the area? Venture out of your holiday home and check out everything that makes Lake Michigan a fun place to get away to. Here are some of the top attractions to explore, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • Hemlock Golf Club (16.8 mi / 27 km)
  • West Michigan Fairgrounds (17.7 mi / 28.4 km)
  • Amber Elk Ranch (21.1 mi / 33.9 km)
  • Jomagrha Vineyards and Winery (23.4 mi / 37.6 km)
  • Orchard Beach State Park (25.5 mi / 41 km)
  • Golden Sands Golf Course (28.8 mi / 46.3 km)
Natural highlights

Exploring the natural landscape of Lake Michigan

Lake Michigan is famous for its panoramic lake views and breathtaking sunsets. Whether you're an adventurous traveller or just want to appreciate the scenery, Lake Michigan is a great place to get out in nature. Here are a few of the area's most stunning natural features, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • Ludington State Park (11.6 mi / 18.7 km)
  • Stearns Park Beach (15.2 mi / 24.5 km)
  • Ludington Waterfront Park (15.8 mi / 25.4 km)
  • Buttersville Park (16.3 mi / 26.3 km)
  • First Street Beach (22.9 mi / 36.9 km)
  • Douglas Park (23.1 mi / 37.2 km)
How to get there

Travelling to and around Lake Michigan

The nearest airport is in Manistee, MI (MBL-Manistee County-Blacker), located 27.8 mi (44.7 km) from the city centre.

If you prefer to travel by train, Milwaukee Intermodal Station, Holland Station and Kenosha Station are the main stations in the area. You can get around Lake Michigan by jumping on the metro at Linden Station, Central Station or Noyes Station.

Where to stay near Lake Michigan?

Our 2019 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 11,770 holiday rentals near Lake Michigan. From 5,333 Houses to 2,507 Cabins, find unique holiday homes for you to enjoy a memorable holiday or a weekend with your family and friends. The best place to stay near Lake Michigan is on HomeAway.

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

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

  • Chicago: 1,850 holiday rentals
  • Torch Lake: 582 holiday rentals
  • Gold Coast: 247 holiday rentals
  • New Buffalo Township: 935 holiday rentals
  • Michigan: 10,648 holiday rentals

HomeAway offers you the possibility to discover many other popular destinations in Lake 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 Lake Michigan?

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

  • Chicago: 1,850 holiday homes
  • Grand Haven: 305 holiday homes
  • Charlevoix: 704 holiday homes
  • Dowagiac: 87 holiday homes
  • Saugatuck: 668 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 Lake Michigan?

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

  • Gaylord, MI (GLR-Gaylord Regional): 387 holiday houses
  • La Porte, IN (LPO-La Porte Municipal): 819 holiday houses
  • O'Hare International Airport (ORD): 1,795 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 Lake Michigan?

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

  • Clinch Park Beach: 1,265 holiday rentals
  • Swedish Covenant Hospital: 1,801 holiday rentals
  • Matteson 211th Street-Lincoln Highway Station: 68 holiday rentals
  • The Crown Golf Club: 1,250 holiday rentals
  • Sleeping Bear Dunes: 1,488 holiday rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Lake Michigan listed on HomeAway 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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