About Muskegon

Find your perfect getaway among the gorgeous trees and fabulous beaches in the wonderful historic city of Muskegon, Michigan. Take a peek at some of the beautiful town houses and cabins available on FlipKey and begin planning your vacation today!

About Muskegon

Once home to the Paleo-Indian hunters, Muskegon has a rich history that stretches back over seven thousand years. Following this, it was also home to the Ottawa and Pottawatomi Indian tribes. The area even takes its name from an Ottawa Indian term meaning 'marshy river'.

The lumber industry brought in a wave of settlers in the 1800s and the area's popularity has grown ever since.

Showcasing an impressive array of outdoor activities as well as a variety of museums and theaters, it's become an ideal vacation destination. Its natural beauty is just astonishing!

Come and hang out with some of the locals at Toast 'N Jams for the best breakfast in town. Grab a steak or a burger and a beer at Hank's Tavern and soak up the warm atmosphere. With the great selection of American restaurants, bars and grills available you certainly won't be short of options!

What to do in Muskegon

If you fancy taking in some culture, head on over to the Muskegon Museum of Art and check out some of their exhibits. Take a look at the Hackley and Hume Historic Site. This gorgeous place is perfect for brushing up on some local knowledge!

Hoffmaster State park is a lovely sandy beach against a backdrop of beautiful woodland that's a popular camping spot. It's also an incredible pace to watch the sunset through the trees.

Make sure to visit Pere Marquette Park too. This gorgeous beach by the side of Lake Michigan with its crisp, clear water, is enough to match any seaside beach in Florida! There's also a wealth of bike trails and sightseeing tours available.

Thinking of visiting during the winter? You'll definitely want to check out the fantastic trails, ice skating and luge activities at Muskegon State Park. There's something here the whole family can enjoy!

Top travel tips for Muskegon

If you're flying, the nearest airport is Muskegon County Airport. From there, you'll find good local transportation links throughout the city. Parking is generally pretty good if you're traveling by car.

Waiters and bar staff appreciate a good tip, so it's worth keeping that in mind when you're out and about.

So start planning your ideal getaway with FlipKey! With plenty of activities for all tastes and all year round fun, Muskegon is the perfect place for you. Whether you need a family rental with room for everyone or a cozy, romantic retreat for two, check FlipKey and you’ll be on your way in just a few clicks!