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St-Joseph is just 90 minutes from Chicago, nestled on the banks of the St. Joseph River overlooking Lake Michigan. It is located in what is often called the "Riviera of the Midwest," and is a deep-water port town in a chain of small towns that stretch from the state line in a spectacular arch of natural beauty along the Lake Michigan shoreline. St. Joseph has picturesque brick-paved roads, a downtown region filled with art galleries, unique shops, antiques, little cafes and beautiful views of the lake as a backdrop. You can sit and relax as you watch boats slip in and out of Eagle Point Harbor, listen to an outdoor concert along a bluff, or take the kids to the "Curious Kids Museum," which has "hands on" exhibits that encourage a child's curiosity as it helps them learn. St. Joseph and the surrounding area has unlimited recreational choices. There are nature trails to hike or bike, sand dunes to climb and beaches for swimming and sunbathing, boating and fishing or golf. St. Joseph is also home to festivals such as the Blossomtime Parade, the Venetian Festival and the Krasl Art Fair. But it is probably most well known for its "Antiques on the Bluff" show which is held along the tree lined Lake Bluff Park that overlooks Lake Michigan. This large antique show is held on the first Sunday of the month starting in May and continues through October.

Surrounding areas: Coloma, Michigan (10.9 mi), Bridgman, Michigan (11.3 mi), Watervliet, Michigan (13.0 mi), Sister Lakes, Michigan (14.7 mi), Sawyer, Michigan (15.7 mi), Magician Lake, Michigan (16.5 mi), Harbert, Michigan (17.3 mi)

St Joseph Vacation Rentals

St Joseph Hotels and Resorts

Hotels & Motels
Econo Lodge2723 Niles AveST Joseph, MI (269) 983-6321
Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites3019 Lakeshore DrST Joseph, MI1.5 mi.(269) 982-0004
Days Inn - Benton Harbor2699 MichiganBenton Harbor, MI1.9 mi.(269) 925-7021
Benton Harbor Super 8 Motel1950 E Hapier AveBenton Harbor, MI2.0 mi.(269) 926-1371
Motel 6 - Benton Harbor2063 PipestoneBenton Harbor, MI2.4 mi.(269) 925-5100
Howard Johnson798 Ferguson DrBenton Harbor, MI3.0 mi.(269) 927-1172
Comfort Inn - Benton Harbor1598 Mall DrBenton Harbor, MI3.5 mi.(269) 925-1880
Courtyard By Marriott1592 Mall DrBenton Harbor, MI3.5 mi.(269) 925-3000
Red Roof Inn1630 Mall DrBenton Harbor, MI3.5 mi.(269) 927-2484
Holiday Inn Express2276 Pipestone RdBenton Harbor, MI3.6 mi.(269) 927-4599
Comfort Suites1825 Meadowbrook RdBenton Harbor, MI3.8 mi.(269) 925-8800
Super 8 Motel Benton Harbor1950 E Napier AveBenton Harbor, MI3.8 mi.(269) 926-1371
Snow Flake Inn Inc3822 Red Arrow HwyST Joseph, MI3.8 mi.(269) 429-3261
Park Inn Stevensville4290 Red Arrow HwyStevensville, MI4.3 mi.(800) 670-7275
Baymont Inn & Suites2601 W Marquette Woods RdStevensville, MI4.8 mi.(269) 428-9111
Comfort Suites2633 W Marquette Woods RdStevensville, MI4.9 mi.(269) 428-4888
Hampton Inn5050 Red Arrow HwyStevensville, MI5.3 mi.(269) 429-2700
Candelwood Suites2567 Marquettewood RdStevensville, MI6.0 mi.(269) 428-4400
Super 8 Sawyer12850 Super DrSawyer, MI15.7 mi.(800) 800-8000
Amerihost Inn & Suites Dowagiac29291 Amerihost DrDowagiac, MI19.7 mi.(269) 782-4270
Holiday Inn Express1265 S 11TH StNiles, MI23.0 mi.(269) 684-3900
Captains Loft407 1/2 Phoenix StSouth Haven, MI23.6 mi.(269) 637-7391
Hampton Inn04299 Cecilia DrSouth Haven, MI23.7 mi.(269) 639-8550
The Friendship Inn09817 M-140 HwySouth Haven, MI23.7 mi.(269) 637-5141
Old Harbor Inn515 Williams StSouth Haven, MI23.9 mi.(269) 637-8480
The Colonial Hotel532 DyckmanSouth Haven, MI23.9 mi.(269) 637-2887
Comfort Suites1743 Phoenix StSouth Haven, MI24.0 mi.(269) 639-2014
Comfort Inn New Buffalo11539 O'brien CtNew Buffalo, MI24.9 mi.(269) 469-4440
Edgewood Motel18716 Ln Porte RdNew Buffalo, MI24.9 mi.(269) 469-3345
Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites New Buffalo11500 Holiday DrNew Buffalo, MI24.9 mi.(269) 469-1400
Harbor Grand Hotel111 W Water StNew Buffalo, MI25.0 mi.(269) 469-7700
Super 8 South Bend4124 Ameritech DrSouth Bend, IN26.1 mi.(574) 233-3800
Holiday Inn Express1741 Phoenix RdSaint Haven, MI27.8 mi.(269) 637-8800
Ramada Inn & Conference Center1555 Phoenix RdSouth Haven, MI27.8 mi.(269) 639-9900
Super 8 - South Bend52825 US 33 NSouthbend, IN28.2 mi.(574) 272-9000
Knights Inn236 Dixie Hwy NSouth Bend, IN28.8 mi.(574) 277-2960
Signature Inn215 S Dixie HwySouth Bend, IN29.1 mi.(574) 277-3211
Quality Inn & Suites4124 Lincoln Way WSouth Bend, IN29.3 mi.(574) 288-3800
Sleep Inn4134 Lincolnway WSouth Bend, IN29.3 mi.(574) 232-3200
Econo Lodge Motel3233 Lincolnway WSouth Bend, IN29.8 mi.(574) 232-9019

St Joseph Weather & Climate

Southwest Michigan enjoys four distinct seasons and there is a saying that goes, "if you don't like the weather, wait a day and it will change." This is because both the warm, humid air coming up from the Gulf of Mexico, and cold, dry air from the Arctic influence the climate. Located near the shores of Lake Michigan, the climate is also influenced by the lake effect, which helps keep temperatures mild during the summer and increases the moisture content in the air throughout the year. In the winter, this moisture condenses as snow as it reaches the land, creating heavy snowfalls in some areas, known as "snow squalls" on the downwind shores of the lakes. Showers and thunderstorms are common in the spring and summer, and fall is often the sunniest time of the year in Michigan.

     Month       High Temp   Low Temp   Rainfall   Ocean Temp 
January 30°F 17°F 2.32 in. -
February 34°F 19°F 1.68 in. -
March 44°F 27°F 2.43 in. -
April 56°F 36°F 3.77 in. -
May 67°F 46°F 3.33 in. -
June 77°F 56°F 3.53 in. -
July 81°F 60°F 3.24 in. -
August 79°F 58°F 3.47 in. -
September 72°F 51°F 4.17 in. -
October 61°F 41°F 3.09 in. -
November 46°F 32°F 3.30 in. -
December 34°F 22°F 2.71 in. -

St Joseph Map & Transportation

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The closest airports in the area are the South Bend Regional airport (SBN) located about 28 miles south of St Joseph in South Bend, Indiana, the W K Kellogg airport (BTL) located approximately 64 miles east of St Joseph in Battle Creek, Michigan, the Gerald R Ford International airport (GRR) located roughly 72 miles northeast of St Joseph in Grand Rapids, Michigan, and finally the Chicago Ohare International airport (ORD) located around 73 miles west of St Joseph in Chicago, Illinois.

St Joseph Attractions

Amusement and Theme Parks
Deer Forest Fun ParkColomaMI10.9 mi.
House of KicksChicagoIL62.3 mi.
Sauzer's KiddielandScherervilleIN65.8 mi.
Adventureland Amusement ParkNorth WebsterIN67.0 mi.
JeepersHarwood HeightsIL68.5 mi.
Haunted TrailsBurbankIL71.2 mi.
KiddielandMelrose ParkIL71.8 mi.
Six Flags Great AmericaGurneeIL74.9 mi.
DinorexArlington HeightsIL76.7 mi.
DinorexAddisonIL78.1 mi.
Safari LandVilla ParkIL78.6 mi.
Michigan's AdventureMuskegonMI79.4 mi.
Enchanted CastleLombardIL79.7 mi.
Fun SpotAngolaIN82.8 mi.
Water Parks
Full Blast - Flash Flood/Gully WasherBattle CreekMI68.5 mi.
Splash Family Water ParkGrand RapidsMI72.8 mi.
Michigan's Wild Water Adventure Water ParkMuskegonMI79.4 mi.
Racing Rapids Action ParkEast DundeeIL91.6 mi.
Golf Courses
Blossom TrailsBenton HarborMI1.9 mi.
Lake Michigan Hills Golf ClubBenton HarborMI1.9 mi.
Pebblewood Country ClubBridgmanMI11.4 mi.
New Paw Paw Lake Golf ClubWatervlietMI12.8 mi.
Indian Lake Hills Golf CourseEau ClaireMI12.9 mi.
Pipestone Creek Golf CourseEau ClaireMI12.9 mi.
Dowagiac Elks Country ClubDowagiacMI21.3 mi.
Hampshire Country ClubDowagiacMI21.3 mi.
Spruce RidgeDowagiacMI21.3 mi.
Plym Park Municipal Golf CourseNilesMI22.7 mi.
Glenn Shores Golf CourseSouth HavenMI23.4 mi.
Whittaker Woods Golf CourseNew BuffaloMI25.1 mi.
South Haven Country ClubSouth HavenMI27.0 mi.
Bucks Run Golf ClubMount PleasantMI27.3 mi.
Pleasant Hills Golf CourseMount PleasantMI27.3 mi.
PohlcatMount PleasantMI27.3 mi.
Birch Tree Golf CourseNew CarlisleIN27.5 mi.
Oak Tree Golf CoursePlainfieldIN27.5 mi.
Diamond Lake Golf CourseCassopolisMI27.6 mi.
Grand Beach Golf CourseGrand BeachMI27.6 mi.
Park Shore Golf ClubCassopolisMI27.6 mi.
Garver Lake Golf CourseEdwardsburgMI29.3 mi.
Ski Areas
Timber Ridge Ski AreaGoblesMI35.9 mi.
Swiss ValleyJonesMI37.7 mi.
Cannonsburg Ski AreaCannonsburgMI83.8 mi.
Pando Ski CenterRockfordMI84.8 mi.
Riverview HighlandsRiverviewMI102.4 mi.
State Parks
Warren Dunes State ParkMI14.1 mi. 
Van Buren State ParkMI19.2 mi. 
Warren Woods State ParkMI19.8 mi. 
Potato Creek State ParkIN38.6 mi. 
Horn Archaeological MuseumBerrien SpringsMI12.9 mi.(History)
Northern Indiana Center for HistorySouth BendIN31.1 mi.(History)
Studebaker National MuseumSouth BendIN31.1 mi.(Technology)
South Bend Regional Museum of ArtSouth BendIN31.1 mi.(Art)
Hesston Steam MuseumLaporteIN35.9 mi.(Technology)
Air Zoo-Aviation History Museum of Kalamazoo(Michigan)KalamazooMI47.8 mi.(Technology)
Kalamazoo Institute of ArtsKalamazooMI47.8 mi.(Art)
Brauer Museum of ArtValparaisoIN52.4 mi.(Art)
Zoos and Aquariums
Potawatomi ZooSouth BendIN31.1 mi.
Lincoln Park Zoological GardensChicagoIL62.3 mi.
John G. Shedd AquariumChicagoIL62.3 mi.
Binder Park ZooBattle CreekMI68.5 mi.
Brookfield ZooBrookfieldIL72.8 mi.
Racine Zoological GardensRacineWI79.2 mi.
Fort Wayne Children's ZooFort WayneIN96.8 mi.
Milwaukee County Zoological GardensMilwaukeeWI97.3 mi.
Potter Park Zoological GardensLansingMI107.7 mi.

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