Benton Harbor and Saint Joseph ("Benton Harbor-Saint Joe" for short) are two nearby towns in the Lake Michigan Beachtowns region of Michigan.
St. Joseph has an Amtrak train station on the Pere Marquette route between Grand Rapids and Chicago.
By car, they can be reached from US-31/I-196 or I-94.
St. Joseph is about an hour and 45 minutes drive from Chicago.
Benton Harbor-St. Joseph is very easy to get around by car. Though be cautious of downtown St. Joseph's one-way streets.
Things to see in St. Joseph:
- Krasl Art Museum
- Curious Kids Museum
- Box Factory for the Arts
- Silver Beach
- Downtown shopping area
- Sunset over the lake from the bluff
- Tiscornia Beach
- Venetian Festival (July)
- Blossomtime Parade (April)
Try to avoid traveling outside alone in the economically depressed areas of Benton Harbor. The area has experienced an increase in evening crimes.
- Pumphouse Grill - 
- Tosi's Cafe - Great place for breakfast, lunch or a light evening snack. Excellent food, pastries, and coffee.