Vacation Rentals in Grand Rapids
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- Lake Michigan
- Rooftop bars
- Sculpture garden
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Vacation rentals in Grand Rapids
Situated in west Michigan just 2.5 hours from Detroit, Grand Rapids is a diverse and vibrant city with a variety of attractions that may surprise you. Enjoy a handcrafted cocktail on a rooftop bar as you watch the sun set over the city skyline, explore world-class museums, or take a refreshing dip in Lake Michigan. Grand Rapids is an excellent destination for anyone traveling through Michigan with so much to do that you will want to visit for at least a few days so that you can see it all.Your perfect Grand Rapids rental
Choose from a variety of fantastic rentals in Grand Rapids, Michigan. The rental options here reflect the city’s diverse and vibrant culture. The vast majority of vacation rentals in Grand Rapids feature a modern urban design style, often with exposed brick walls, artful decor, and upscale furnishings. Oversized rentals are available for families and large groups. Couples and solo travelers can enjoy a selection of cozy rentals tucked away in the city center. Pet-friendly rentals are available for people traveling with pets.
Vacations in Grand Rapids
The area and getting around
The nearest airport to Grand Rapids is Gerald R. Ford International Airport, which is 14 miles, or a 25-minute drive, from the downtown center. You can take a shuttle from the airport into the city or use the public bus system. Taxis, Uber, and Lyft are also available. There are several car rental companies at the airport and in Grand Rapids if you plan to rent a car during your stay.Getting around Grand Rapids
Grand Rapids is a somewhat walkable city, with many places and points of interest reachable on foot. Renting bikes or electric scooters are also great ways of getting around the city. The downtown center is the most walkable part of the city, with countless galleries, cafés, and restaurants all within a short walking distance of each other.
Travelers and activities
Exploring Grand Rapids with your significant other is an excellent way to discover the city. Visit the Grand Rapids Art Museum, which is home to a vast collection of 19th and 20th century art. The Gerald Ford Presidential Museum is another great museum to explore, with a wide variety of interactive exhibits that teach about the life of US presidents. After a long day of exploring, head to one of the many rooftop bars in the city and sip cocktails as the sun sets over the city skyline.Grand Rapids for families
Grand Rapids is a fantastic destination for families of all ages. Head to the John Bell Zoo, which is home to a wide variety of animal species and a large aquarium. There are plenty of fun interactive exhibits and activities for children to enjoy here. Families with young children should explore the Grand Rapids Children’s Museum which has a variety of toys, games, and interactive exhibits to keep young children entertained and learning while having fun.
„Grand Rapids is nicknamed “furniture city” because several of the leading furniture manufacturers in the world have their headquarters there.“
Top 5 travel tips in Grand Rapids
This is a great first stop for any traveler in Grand Rapids. This excellent museum offers 3 floors of exhibits, artifacts, and stories where you can learn all about the local history. Grand Rapids Public Museum is among the oldest history museums in the entire United States, with an impressive number of things to discover.2. Stroll through the Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park
Enjoy a leisurely stroll through one of the most impressive masterpieces of art and nature that you may ever experience. This spectacular garden center and sculpture park offers 158-acres of immaculately landscaped gardens and art structures. There’s a pond, walking trails, benches, and a Japanese Garden.3. Eat delicious food
Grand Rapids is known as “Michigan’s Food City” for its incredible restaurant scene. Over 130 restaurants feature countless international offerings and top-rated menus. For a fine-dining experience, head to Heritage Restaurant for a creative menu of dishes and a fantastic wine menu. Bistro Bella Vita is the place to go for top-rated Italian cuisine. Butcher’s Union is a modern gastropub with a wide range of globally inspired dishes.4. Take a dip in Lake Michigan
If you happen to be in Grand Rapids during the summer months, a swim in Lake Michigan is a must. The best access point for swimming in the lake is at Saugatuck Dunes State Park. The lake is so massive that it will feel as though you’re swimming in the ocean, and the sandy shores of the beach are perfect for sunbathing and lounging for a day.5. Walk across the Blue Bridge
The iconic Blue Bridge is a spectacular, pedestrian-only truss bridge that connects downtown Grand Rapids with other popular points of interest. Come to the bridge for a stroll along the water and for spectacular views of the river and surrounding city skyline.
FAQs: Vacation Rentals in Grand Rapids
How much does it cost to book a vacation rental in Grand Rapids?
The COVID-19 pandemic heavily impacted travel in 2020. Last year, rentals in this destination had an annual average cost of around $331.39 per night.
What time of year offers, on average, the best vacation rental prices in Grand Rapids?
If you want to save the maximum during your visit to Grand Rapids, go there in January ($266.37 per night on average), May ($294.63), or November ($299.7), to find the lowest prices for the whole year.
When are vacation rentals more expensive in Grand Rapids?
When it comes to looking for a vacation rental in Grand Rapids, the most expensive months are, in order of highest to lowest, August, July and October, with average prices per night of $371.57, $368.4, and $366.62, respectively.
Are there usually many vacation rentals available in Grand Rapids?
When planning a vacation to Grand Rapids, we recommend you to think ahead as 74% of rentals are usually booked, according to last year's data.
Which months offer the highest availability?
The months when it's the easiest to find available accommodation in Grand Rapids are April (the average amount of properties that are available reached 41% of the total in 2020), May (36.6%), and March (31.75%).
When are there fewer vacation rental options available in Grand Rapids?
The accommodations in Grand Rapids reach their peak in demand in January, with an availability rate of 15.5%. The second most requested month is February, with 18%, and the third is July with 19%.
How many vacation rentals does Holidu have in Grand Rapids?
Holidu has around 40 vacation rentals in Grand Rapids, provided by 3 different partners.