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Discover Michigan’s Hidden Treasures on a Weekend Getaway

Michigan is located in the Great Lakes region of the USA. This state features a diverse range of attractions, including snow-packed slopes and maritime museums on the lakesides. Cities such as Grand Rapids and Detroit are cultural and historical hubs that exemplify Michigan's rich heritage.

City Breaks in Michigan: Top Accommodations

House Camden
Jun 8 - Jun 15
$642 per night
House ∙ 14 guests ∙ 5 bedrooms

Large Vacation Home in Camden with Indoor Pool + Panoramic View

4.9
Outstanding (31 ratings)
Camden, Camden Township, Michigan
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House Chassell
Sep 7 - Sep 14
$225 per night
House ∙ 10 guests ∙ 3 bedrooms

Vacation Home in Chassell

5.0
Outstanding (63 ratings)
Chassell, Chassell Township, Michigan
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House Beaver Island
May 31 - Jun 7
$250 per night
House ∙ 8 guests ∙ 3 bedrooms

House in Beaver Island with Grill & Patio

4.9
Outstanding (24 ratings)
Beaver Island, Peaine Township, Michigan
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The Best Weekend Getaway Destinations in Michigan

The Best Weekend Getaway Destinations in Michigan

A weekend in Michigan is pure bliss. Its geography provides a variety of options for some great adventures with your family or partner. No matter what the season is, there's always something to discover here. Take a look here at some of the top weekend getaways in Michigan.

  • 1. Traverse City

    Spend your weekend wandering the back roads of this serene farming locale. Climb the dunes at the Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore before visiting the Old Mission Peninsula. The vibrantly colored trees in the fall are irresistably alluring.

  • 2. Petoskey

    Enjoy the thrills of downhill skiing at Petoskey. The area boasts a number of snowboarding and ski runs guaranteed to give you a good winter's day out. After your excursion, retreat to one of the nearby resorts for fine dining and a variety of other relaxing amenities.

  • 3. Grand Rapids

    Satisfy your artsy side in culture-rich Grand Rapids. Public art displays, great food, and a host of galleries and museums set a vibrant, relaxing tone here. Experience the best of a diverse music scene at some of the numerous venues in town.

  • 4. Jackson

    Visit this town for a history-themed weekend and delve into Michigan’s rich past. At the corner of Franklin and Second Streets is the birthplace of the Republican Party. There's many historical buildings, monuments, and green spaces such as Washington Park, dedicated to historical events like the Civil War.

  • 5. Ann Arbor

    To experience the best of sports and culture, look no further than the college town of Ann Arbor. The University of Michigan plays a large part in the local community in offering athletic events, theatre, musical events, and museums. The many restaurants, cafes, and shops evoke the youthful spirit of the area.

Best Places to Stay for City Breaks in Michigan

House Fort Gratiot Township
May 25 - Jun 1
$500 per night
House ∙ 14 guests ∙ 5 bedrooms

Beautiful House in Fort Gratiot Township with Grill, Yard & Patio

4.6
Excellent (15 ratings)
Fort Gratiot Township, Burtchville Township, Michigan
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House Gladstone
Mar 29 - Apr 5
-43%
$495
$283 per night
House ∙ 10 guests ∙ 3 bedrooms

House in Gladstone with Private Sauna

4.7
Excellent (102 ratings)
Gladstone, Delta County, Michigan
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Cottage Moran
Jul 13 - Jul 20
$190 per night
Cottage ∙ 8 guests ∙ 3 bedrooms

Cottage in Moran with Patio & Grill + Incredible Views

4.4
Very good (24 ratings)
Moran, Brevort Township, Michigan
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Things to Do During Your Weekend Getaway in Michigan

Things to Do During Your Weekend Getaway in Michigan

Whether you're gearing up for rock climbing or a close encounter with wildlife, Michigan is the place to make these activities happen. There's lots of adventures for every skill level and interest. Here's our top recommendations.

  • 1. Bird Spotting

    Whitefish Point is a hotbed for some of the nation’s largest gatherings of hawks and eagles. Join other vacationers in the migration count and watch as the birds follow the peninsula’s curving shoreline. The nightly owl banding sessions in the spring, summer, and fall are a sight to behold.

  • 2. Peak Climbing

    On a clear day, the Instagram-worthy views at the Porcupine Mountains Wilderness State Park seem to last forever. Marvel at the sweeping views of Lake Superior, with the stunning sunsets here crowning it all.

  • 3. Island Hopping

    If you want to experience natural beauty, history, and a bit of romance, check out Mackinac Island. Grand Island offers outdoor experiences like camping and mountain bike rides, while rustic Drummond Island features four-wheeling trails and a mix of local wildlife.

  • 4. Mine Tour

    Visit the Keweenaw Peninsula and explore the storied history of the nation’s copper boom. Tour the underground depths, where miners once extracted the abundant deposits of iron and copper ore.

  • 5. Ship Spotting

    For a look at one of the Great Lakes' main industries, head to the locks in Sault Ste. Marie. Climb a spotting tower for panoramic views, or take a boat tour to get closer to the passing freighters that are a mainstay here.

Recommended Accommodations for City Breaks in Michigan

Villa Fennville
Jun 18 - Jun 25
$766 per night
Villa ∙ 14 guests ∙ 5 bedrooms

Villa in Fennville with Grill

4.4
Very good (34 ratings)
Fennville, Allegan County, Michigan
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House Oscoda Township
Oct 26 - Nov 2
$96 per night
House ∙ 6 guests ∙ 2 bedrooms

Vacation Home in Oscoda Township with Private Patio

4.6
Excellent (54 ratings)
Oscoda Township, Iosco County, Michigan
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House Manistee
Jun 15 - Jun 22
$199 per night
House ∙ 4 guests ∙ 2 bedrooms

Vacation Home in Manistee with Electric Fireplace + Lake View

5.0
Outstanding (32 ratings)
Manistee, Manistee Township, Michigan
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What to Pack for Your Weekend Getaway in Michigan

What to Pack for Your Weekend Getaway in Michigan

Michigan has an abundance of activities to enjoy throughout the seasons. What you'll need for your adventures depends on activity and climate. Consider the following suggestions as you pack your suitcase for your trip.

  • 1. Beach Wear

    Michigan’s numerous local beaches are a big draw, especially in the warmer months. Don't forget items like your swimsuits, beach towels, sunscreen, hats and sunglasses, and water bottles.

  • 2. Shoes

    Pack comfortable footwear for strolling the streets of the communities you visit. Bring along hiking shoes for the numerous scenic hiking trails.

  • 3. Comfortable Clothes

    Dress in relaxed attire for activities such as hiking, wine tours, and zip-lining. A few pairs of versatile jeans, shorts, and T-shirts will come in handy, especially in the summer. Remember to have warmer layers such as waterproof coats for the colder months.

  • 4. Biking Gear

    For a two-wheeled adventure, bring some helmets and other cycling apparel such as saddlebacks and frame bags.

  • 5. Tech Gear

    You'll want to capture the unforgettable sights and moments of your Michigan vacation. A camera with plenty of memory space for films and photos is key, plus a charger to keep things running.

Top Offers for City Breaks in Michigan

House Camden
Jun 8 - Jun 15
$642 per night
House ∙ 14 guests ∙ 5 bedrooms

Large Vacation Home in Camden with Indoor Pool + Panoramic View

4.9
Outstanding (31 ratings)
Camden, Camden Township, Michigan
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Cabin Elmira
Aug 10 - Aug 17
-16%
$276
$232 per night
Cabin ∙ 9 guests ∙ 3 bedrooms

Cabin in Elmira with Indoor Pool + Lake Views

4.4
Very good (39 ratings)
Elmira, Elmira Township, Michigan
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House Interlochen
Oct 27 - Nov 3
-26%
$190
$140 per night
House ∙ 8 guests ∙ 3 bedrooms

Pleasant Vacation Home in Interlochen with Sauna, Grill, Hot Tub

4.0
Very good
Interlochen, Green Lake Township, Michigan
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Information about Weekend Getaway in Michigan

📏 Average home size 202 m²
💳 Highest rates in August
🛏️ Popular home types House rental and Cabin
🌡️ Hottest months 79 °F in July and August
❄️ Coldest months February and January
🌧️ Rainiest months January and November

Frequently Asked Questions

Weekend Getaway in Michigan: How much does a stay cost?

The average rate for a rental in Michigan is usually around $262 and $429 per night.

Weekend Getaway in Michigan: can I find a vacation home that accommodates a group of guests?

The average size for a House rental is 202 m² and can fit 9 people on average which is ideal for large groups.

How many vacation homes are available to rent for a weekend getaway in Michigan?

You can find more than 51,676 city break rentals available in Michigan with prices starting at $85 per night.

Weekend Getaway in Michigan: what kinds of vacation rentals can I book?

There are 4,039 Cabins and 10,979 House rentals available in Michigan.

How much does a weekend getaway in Michigan cost?

The cost of a vacation home in Michigan for the weekend can start from $85 and can go up to $429 per night.

Do many vacation rentals in Michigan include a pool?

Yes, more than 37% accommodations in Michigan offer a pool.

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