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St. Joseph, Michigan Travel Guide

Nicknamed the “Riviera of the Midwest” because of its lovely location along Lake Michigan, St. Joseph is a place to enjoy the simple pleasures. From rides on a historic, hand-carved carousel to farmers markets, arts and culture, parks, beaches, and a pedestrian-friendly downtown, this charming destination offers eclectic experiences for everyone. History lovers will discover fascinating places from the St. Joseph North Pier Lighthouse to the permanent exhibits showcasing years gone by at the St. Joseph-Benton Harbor and the Great Lakes Region. Since this town is actually the largest producer of non-citrus fruit in the country, there’s apple picking, farmers' markets, freshly baked pies and other goodies to enjoy. Plus, the area is also home to quite a few wineries and brewing companies to enjoy drinks.

Things to Do in St. Joseph, Michigan

Open 365 days a year, the Silver Beach Carousel is a popular attraction for kids of all ages with its twinkling lights, beautiful figures and whimsical music. Nearby, Silver Beach County Park offers access to a public pier and scenic beachfront, attracting sun-worshippers in the summer months.

Over at the Krasl Art Center, colorful sculptures from Dale Chihuly, Richard Hunt and other artists grace the space indoors and out, while the Box Factory for the Arts in the old William Bros. Paper Box. Mfg. Building regularly hosts shows and other cultural gatherings.

Another local landmark worth a visit is Nye’s Apple Barn, which has been turning out fresh produce, jams, jellies, honey and vinegar since 1968.

Best Time to Visit St. Joseph, Michigan

Beachgoers prefer to visit during the summer months, but St. Joseph offers fun things to do at any time of the year. October is a good time to take in the turning of the leaves with gorgeous fall foliage around town. Also, the town hosts many events around the Lake Bluff Park Path including summer concerts, 'Antiques on the Bluff' the first Sunday of the month from May through October and 'Light Up the Bluff' from December through February.

Price and Availability Index in Saint Joseph

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The most expensive month to stay in a vacation rental in Saint Joseph is in July, while the cheapest month is in January. The most popular time to book a vacation rental in Saint Joseph is in the high season in July. Saint Joseph has its low season in December, when less people are visiting and the vacation home occupancy rate drops.

The cheapest day to stay at a vacation rental in Saint Joseph tends to be Tuesday, while the most expensive day tends to be Friday. Vacation homes in Saint Joseph tend to be busiest on Saturdays, while it tends to be much quieter on Tuesdays.

The weather in Saint Joseph

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This climate histogram shows you the weather patterns in Saint Joseph. The warmest months in Saint Joseph are July and April, when temperatures reach 93 ˚F. The coolest month is December, when temperatures drop to -2 ˚F. The wettest month in Saint Joseph is October with 12.55 inches of rain, while the driest month is August with 0.8 inches of rain.

Vacation Rentals in Saint Joseph

Browse accommodations from all the best providers including Airbnb, Homeaway, VRBO and more at AllTheRooms.com. Saint Joseph has 105 hotels, vacation rentals and other unique places to stay, with prices to suit budget travelers, luxury travelers and everything in between. A trip to Saint Joseph can be affordable - our lowest price accommodation is available at $27 per night. A typical accommodation in Saint Joseph costs on average $314 per night.

Those looking to get some work done during their trip to Saint Joseph can pick from 41 places to stay that provide WiFi. 5 of our accommodations in include a breakfast in the price. If you're planning on arriving in Saint Joseph by car, be sure to choose from 41 accommodations that provide parking.

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We combine a wide variety of Saint Joseph accommodations including vacation rentals, homestays, hostels and other unique places to stay into one easy search. We show results from more than 6 providers, including 19 places to stay from Airbnb, 14 accommodations from Homeaway and 8 places to stay from VRBO.

66 accommodations in Saint Joseph have been reviewed: 60% are rated excellent or good. 19 accommodations allow instant booking.

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