Destination guide

Scenic Portage will entice you

The beaches, lake and wildlife display a scene truly unique to Portage. This scenic city is known for its bird watching, shopping and hiking. Whether you're planning a family holiday, a trip with friends or a romantic retreat, HomeAway has a great selection of holiday homes. Many rentals come with a full kitchen and separate dining area, perfect if you need a space for entertaining.


Activities and attractions in and around Portage

Do you want to discover attractions to see during your stay? Although it can be tempting to stay in your comfortable holiday rental, you'll want to experience everything that makes Portage a one-of-a-kind holiday spot. These are some of the major attractions to see, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • Deep River Water Park (9.3 mi / 15 km)
  • Washington Park Zoo (16.6 mi / 26.7 km)
  • Lost Marsh Golf Course (17.6 mi / 28.3 km)

Seasonal weather in Portage

If you're hoping to enjoy some warm-weather activities on your holiday, July, June, August and September are the hottest months to visit, when temperatures average 28°F.

Natural features

Exploring the natural features in Portage

Travellers love Portage for its pristine beaches and panoramic lake views. Whether you're looking for exciting outdoor activities or just want to spend some time taking in the scenery, Portage is a great spot to appreciate mother nature. These are some of the area's noteworthy sights, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • Marquette Park (4.6 mi / 7.5 km)
  • Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore (6.7 mi / 10.8 km)
  • Indiana Dunes State Park (7.3 mi / 11.8 km)
  • Hoosier Prairie (15.3 mi / 24.6 km)
How to get there

Transport to and around Portage

Fly into Chicago, IL (MDW-Midway Intl.), the closest airport, located 32.1 mi (51.6 km) from the city centre. If you can't find a flight that's convenient for your trip, you can also fly into Chicago, IL (ORD-O'Hare Intl.), which is 45.8 mi (73.8 km) away.

If you're travelling by train, the main station serving the city is Portage - Ogden Dunes Train to Chicago.

Where to stay around Portage?

Our 2019 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 78 holiday lettings near Portage. From 47 Houses to 6 Flats, find unique self catering accommodation for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best place to stay near Portage for a long holiday or a weekend break is on HomeAway.

What are the most popular points of interest and landmarks to stay near when travelling to Portage?

HomeAway offers a large selection of holiday accommodations near great places in Portage. From HomeAway travellers, the most popular points of interest to stay near are:

  • Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore: 482 holiday lettings
  • Buffington Harbor: 267 holiday lettings
  • Indiana Dunes State Park: 993 holiday lettings
  • Indiana University Northwest: 105 holiday lettings
  • Hoosier Prairie: 94 holiday lettings

But there are many other points of interest around Portage listed on HomeAway where you can find your place to stay. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available near the point of interest of your choice.

Can I rent Houses in Portage?

Yes, of course. HomeAway offers 47 Houses in Portage. Our other popular types of Portage holiday rentals include:

  • Flats: 6 self catering accommodations
  • Villas: 2 self catering accommodations
  • Cabins: 9 self catering accommodations

But you can also enjoy a great stay in one of our other holiday rentals including Cottages and more.

Can I find a holiday accommodation with pool in Portage?

Yes, you can select your preferred holiday accommodation with pool among our 15 holiday homes with pool available in Portage. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available.