15 Reasons to Visit Lake Michigan in Winter
8. Visitors can go shopping in St. Joseph, where Christmas lights still decorate downtown in February. The three-block business district includes stores such as FuzzyButz Pet Bakery and Forever Books.
9. Get your winter chills massaged away at the New Buffalo Inn and Spa, where the vibe is more homey than Zen, and the staff is almost disconcertingly friendly. We love the lack of pretension and near-obsession with guests' comfort -- a refreshing change from more chic places.