20 Great Lakes Getaways
St. Joseph, Michigan
This Lake Michigan town is revitalizing many of its historic buildings. Within an easy walk of the beach, downtown St. Joe is a popular spot to while away a summer afternoon.
Five Fun Stops
1 Catch a concert, learn to draw, or view art at the turn-of-the-20th-century Box Factory for the Arts (269/983-3688; boxfactoryforthearts.org).
2 Head to Schu's for great burgers and potato soup enjoyed with a side of amazing views of Lake Michigan (269/983-7248; schus.com).
3 The restored indoor carousel (pictured) at Silver Beach Center brings the charm of a classic amusement park ride to a new generation (269/982-8500; silverbeachcarousel.com).
4 Caffe Tosi prides itself on good coffee and local produce; we loved the fresh bread (269/983-3354; caffetosi.com)
5 Guests at The Boulevard Inn and Bistro enjoy a French-influenced bistro with a spectacular wine list. Some guest suites have lake views (800/875-6600; the boulevardinn.com).