Part of the picturesque (although often cold) Great Lakes in the Upper Midwest, Lake Michigan is a vacationers hot spot in the warmer months. Besides being popular in the Chicago area, there are many enjoyable vacation spots on the Michigan side of the lake. Take out a boat, take a dip in the fresh water, or just sit in the sand and soak up some fun in the sun during your stay at one of our featured Michigan Vacation Rentals. For a unique destination spot, check out the Silver Lake Sand Dunes on foot or in a jeep. Here you can explore massive sand dunes ready for adventure. Oftentimes, the dunes slope gently right into the Lake itself, making for an impressive combination of sand and shore. There are a variety of touring and renting options, including opportunities to drive on the dunes in a four-wheeler or other vehicle. For a more relaxing visit, simply take a leisurely barefoot walk in the sand and enjoy the serene surroundings. Check out the Michigan Tourism page for more information.
Lake Michigan is not only the largest freshwater lake in the US, but is also the fifth largest lake in the world, automatically qualifying it as a tourist destination. And the state of Michigan is home to dozens of beachtowns that offer a wide variety of activities to keep you (and your family) busy for the duration of your vacation. In the village of Holland, the world-famous tulip festival is always worth a stop (check out the windmills, too!), and in Grand Haven try charter fishing for salmon, trout, pike or perch. Ludington, MI, is bordered by miles of pristine beaches, and is home to the 112-foot tall Big Sable Point Lighthouse.