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.
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.
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.
The best time to visit Elkhart is from June to September if you’re looking to visit when the weather is at its warmest.
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.
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.
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.
This climate histogram shows you the weather patterns in Elkhart. The warmest months in Elkhart are June and April, 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 February with 1.51 inches of rain.
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Choose the perfect accommodation for your vacation at AllTheRooms.com. We compare Airbnb, Priceline, Agoda and more. AllTheRooms has 296 vacation rentals, hotels and other great places to stay during your time in Elkhart, with everything from budget hostels and homestays to extravagant Airbnbs and hotels. A vacation in Elkhart can be affordable - our lowest price vacation rental is available at $25 per night. An average accommodation in Elkhart costs on average $151 a night.
If you need to stay connected during your vacation, then you can choose from over 88 accommodations in Elkhart that have WiFi. We have 19 accommodations that include a breakfast included. You can maintain your workout regime by staying at one of 18 accommodations that provide gym facilities. If you are driving to Elkhart, you'll want to pick from 91 places to stay that provide parking. 21 places to stay have a a pool or jacuzzi
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