With some terrific day trip options available in the surrounding area, renting a car makes good sense. Without one, it’d be much harder to enjoy everything that Petoskey, 19 miles away, has to offer. Odawa Casino should be high up on your list here. Petoskey State Park and Little Traverse Bay Golf Course are excellent attractions too. Harbor Springs is another popular destination. It’s 20 miles away and home to a variety of awesome things to see and do. Nub’s Nob Ski Area, Boyne Highlands Resort and Odawa Casino are only the start.