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Elkhart Travel Guide

15 miles from South Bend is Elkhart, IN. Elkhart has a population of roughly 53,000 people Nicknamed “the city with a heart”, Elkhart is full of heart -- that is community spirit, fun events, and cultural diversity. Guests of all ages will enjoy a vacation in this thriving city.

Things to Do in Elkhart

Winter fun in Elkhart entails the opening of NIBCO Water & Ice Park -- a scenic park with a horseshoe shaped skating rink set against the beautiful Elkhart River, while summer outdoor fun includes swimming at Pierre Moran Pool, splishing and splashing at Ideal Beach Water Park, and exploring Linton’s Enchanted Garden which features 50,000 square feet of shopping, exhibits, a petting zoo, and outdoor exhibits centered around flowers and nature.

History enthusiasts can enjoy an afternoon sightseeing by hopping between the Hall of Heroes Super Hero Museum, the Ruthmere Mansion, and the Havilah Beardsley House. Those with money burning a hole in their pocket can spend the weekend shopping at Hearts Desire Antique Mall or Concord Mall, both of which house a number of unique shops and places to pick up souvenirs.

Best Places to Stay in Elkhart

Many of Elkhart's vacation rentals are located within the city. However, there are a few scattered around Elkhart Lake and on the outskirts of the community. Regardless, each home is beautifully decorated and maintained with care.

Best Time to Visit Elkhart

The best time to visit Elkhart is from June to September if you’re looking to visit when the weather is at its warmest.

Food in Elkhart

Elkhart's food is as unique as its residents and recreation, offering everything from BBQ to authentic Chinese. A few of the best places to eat are The Moringa Tree, Dino's, Fazoli's, abd QDOBA Mexican Eats.

Best Events in Elkhart

Elkhart prides itself on its diverse annual events, which draw crowds from all over Indiana. A few of the most talked about event include Brewfest, Elkhart Jazz Fest, WinterFest, the Labor Day Parade, and Halloween Trick or Treat. Brewfest features all you can drink beer, wrist bands, food trucks, live entertainment, and tours of the RV Hall of Fame.

Things to Do for Families in Elkhart

The Wellfield Botanical Gardens is a great place for taking family photos, offering an array of well-manicured plants and flowers, ornate decoration, and natural green space, while The Lerner Theater is the go-to facility for catching a live event like a play, musical, or dance recital with family and friends.

Families can also go on a cruise of the St Joseph River on the Elkhart River Queen, where children are encouraged to try steering the boat and determining water level.

Price and Availability in Elkhart

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The cheapest day to stay at a vacation rental in Elkhart tends to be Saturday, while the most expensive day tends to be Thursday. Vacation homes in Elkhart tend to be busiest on Saturdays, while it tends to be much quieter on Tuesdays.
The most expensive month to stay in a vacation rental in Elkhart is in June, while the cheapest month is in January. The most popular time to book a vacation rental in Elkhart is in the high season in August. Elkhart has its low season in March, when less people are visiting and the vacation home occupancy rate drops.

The Weather in Elkhart

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This climate histogram shows you the weather patterns in Elkhart. The warmest months in Elkhart are January and February, when temperatures reach 92 ˚F. The coolest month is December, when temperatures drop to -19 ˚F. The wettest month in Elkhart is September with 6.98 inches of rain, while the driest month is May with 1.51 inches of rain.

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Vacation Rentals in Elkhart

At AllTheRooms.com we have vacation rentals from all of the best providers - Airbnb, Priceline, Agoda and others. AllTheRooms has 307 rentals, hotels and other great places to stay while you enjoy Elkhart, with everything from inexpensive hostels and homestays to luxury Airbnbs and hotels. For those wanting to keep costs down, the cheapest place to stay in Elkhart comes in at $25 per night. The average price of a vacation rental is around $150 per night.

If you need internet access during your time in Elkhart, then you can choose from over 92 places to stay that provide WiFi internet. We have 24 accommodations that come with breakfast included. Fitness fanatics can get a workout in during their stay by choosing from 22 accommodations that have gyms. If you're planning on getting to Elkhart by car, be sure to choose from 96 accommodations that provide parking. We track 25 places to stay that have a pool or jacuzzi.

Those traveling with a cat, dog or some other animal can stay in any of 21 accommodations that are designated as pet-friendly.

We combine a wide variety of Elkhart accommodations including vacation rentals, home stays, hostels and other unique places to stay into one easy search. We show results from more than 4 providers, including 73 places to stay from Airbnb, 21 accommodations from Priceline and 11 places to stay from Agoda.

143 accommodations in Elkhart have been reviewed; 60% are rated excellent or good. You can instantly book any of 76 places to stay right now.

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