Welcome to our selection of holiday rentals in Michigan.
Imagine a place with over 11,000 inland lakes and more than 36,000 miles of streams! Add to that 4 of the 5 Great Lakes and you have the state of Michigan. In fact, standing anywhere in the state, a person is less than 85 miles from one of the Great Lakes. With 116 lighthouses and navigational lights to direct ships, is it any wonder that the Spanish, British, French and American flags have flown over this beautiful land? It’s a land that has the hustle and bustle of a busy metropolis coexisting peacefully with beautiful nature.
Some of the spotlights of Michigan are well worth a visit for the traveler in you. We all have a child in, if not along with us. The Silver Beach Carousal lets you choose from an array of 48 magnificent hand carved figures as you spin and soar to uplifting music under a 1000 glittering lights! Then, head to the Curious Kids’ Museum, which is sure to arouse our curiosity with educational exhibits and programs. It challenges our senses and offers a unique learning experience. The Olde World Canterbury Village, as the name suggests, is a designated historical site that offers yearlong attractions for the family.
Besides this, the Upper Peninsula region offers a host of activities for every kind of traveler. There is a shipwreck museum that tells the stories of sailors and ships that braved but lost to the menacing waters of lake Superior. The firefighters among us can head to the Firefighters Memorial Museum to appreciate exhibits from over a century of firefighting history. With so much water around, could a Maritime Museum be far behind? Head to the Marquette Maritime Museum for a slice of maritime history.
Besides these, there are Fishing charters that indulge the angler, a butterfly park with varieties from all over the world and specialized kayaking trips.
The central region is a different sphere of entertainment altogether. There is a Mirror Maze that the whole family can enjoy where one encounters surprising corners, dead ends and continuous circles! From here, head to the Antique Toy and Firehouse Museum to enjoy more than 12,000 antique and collectible toys. Bronner’s Christmas Wonderland is the world’s largest Christmas store where you can indulge in some gifts. Along with this there are river cruises, zoos and theme and aquatic gardens where one can have a whale of a time.
The southern region offers no less with the Henry Ford Museum along with the Abrahms Planetarim, which offers three-dimensional simulations. The Air Museum, Holocaust Memorial all help to give the traveler a good time.
We are sorry but at the present time we do not have any holiday rentals available in Michigan.
Things to do
One of Michigan’s many stunning natural attractions, the Horseshoe Falls is surrounded by gardens and a picnic area, which offers much to enjoy for all the family. The falls also have a Trout Pond with rainbow trout which visitors are allowed to feed.
The Great Lakes Shipwreck Museum
Several ships have been lost on the Great Lakes over the years; the Great Lakes Shipwreck Museum displays information about these lost ships and pays tribute to the crews lost to the waters.
Bowers Harbour Vineyards
The Bowers Harbour Vineyards have won many awards for their wines and welcome visitors to try their wines and see the stunning views of the Great Lakes.
John Ball Zoo Society
The John Ball Zoo Society has over 1000 animals to see and enjoy as well as a number of fun activities to choose from. Some of the zoo’s top attractions are the Chimpanzee Exhibit, one of the largest of its type in the country, The Lions exhibit which is also a large exhibit but is also one of the few places where lions have been observed climbing trees. Some of the zoo’s activities include zipline rides, swan paddleboats, camel rides and the ‘sky trail ropes course’, which takes visitors into the trees for an adventure that covers two climbing levels.
The Dutch Village promises the chance to experience Holland without ever leaving the United States. The theme park offers traditional folk dancing and a Klompen factory, Klompen are the wooden shoes or “Clogs” which the Dutch are known for. There are a range of other activities and things to enjoy at the park.
Echo Valley is a winter sports park. There is an all-season sledding surface to enjoy; the runs go for a quarter of a mile with speeds reaching up to 60mph. Tubing is another fun activity, riding down show covered slopes on inflatable tubes. No winter sports park would be complete without an ice skating rink and Echo Valley is no exception, the rink covers 43,000 square feet and is resurfaced regularly to offer the best skating experience possible.
The Abrams Planetarium is located on the Michigan State University Campus and offers astronomy teaching as well as various shows to the public. One such show, the Sky Tellers show, explores the stories born from early star gazers and the constellations and explains why the North Star remains still and what causes shooting stars.
The Detroit Metropolitan Wayne Country Airport is Michigan’s largest and busiest airport followed by the Gerald R. Ford International Airport and the Bishop International Airport.
The capital city of Michigan is Lansing, though the largest city is Detroit. Other notable cities in Michigan include; Grand Rapids, Warren and Sterling Heights.
Climate in Michigan is varied but summer temperatures tend to reach the high 20s°C in summer and can reach lows of –15°C or more. The state has several tornadoes per year and often gets over 30 days of Thunderstorms per year.
Michigan is located in the northern-central region of the United States and is split into two sections by the Great Lakes, The southern section of the state boarders the states of Indiana and Ohio, with a northeastern border with Ontario, Canada. The northern section borders Wisconsin. Illinois and Minnesota are also close to Michigan being across the Michigan and Superior Great Lakes respectively.