to entertain all ages

Many of us can easily spend hours on the beach. But there are times when you need a break. Here are some favorite destinations.

Arts & Culture

Some places naturally inspire us. Southwest Michigan is one of them. That’s why some of the region’s finest artists, writers, musicians, history-makers and performers call this home. Connect with their creativity.

Farms & Markets

The same Lake Michigan that lures you into its sparkling fresh waters is why we harvest a large variety of fruits and vegetables here. Gather up the sweetest and crispest produce and bring it home to your table.

Lodgings & Campgrounds

Whether you can stay for a night or weeks, you will find the comfort and amenities you enjoy just a skipping stone away from our beaches and attractions.

Makers Trail

What a welcome you’ll receive at each Makers Trail stop where we will pop wine corks, tap beer kegs and whiskey barrels, and pour flights for you and your friends. Drink in our makers’ art and bring home your favorites.

Nature Centers & Parks

Our beaches are just some of the places you can connect with nature in Southwest Michigan. Further inland you will find miles of trails, family-friendly playgrounds, scenic picnic spots and places your dog can run leash-free.

Outdoor Recreation

Being outdoors is our biggest attraction in this four-season paradise. Whether you like golfing, paddling, hiking, biking, fishing, boating, snowshoeing or skiing, you will find lots of ways to breathe in our fresh air.


Whether you need beach toys, sunscreen or are looking for the latest fashions, home or office decor — Southwest Michigan’s boutiques, galleries and shops are filled with must-have ideas. You’ll find happy-to-help-you staff, too.

Snacks & Meals

This area is nationally renowned for growing a cornucopia of fruits, vegetables, herbs and flowers. So, it’s no surprise that most of our restaurant chefs use locally raised ingredients in their delicious food creations. Savor the freshness.

Tours & Itineraries

From a Beer-illiant Craft Beer Tour to Girls’ Getaway ideas to a Dog-Friendly itinerary to a tasting tour pairing chocolates with wine, here’s how to fill two to three days with memories.

Southwest Michigan Regional Chamber

This directory is another quick source for accommodations, attractions, businesses and more throughout Southwest Michigan.

St. Joseph Today

Stop by the St. Joseph Today Welcome Center located on the first floor of 301 State Street to learn more about all of the exciting things to do, see and experience in St. Joseph.