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Benton Harbor weekend getaway

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Benton Harbor weekend getaway

Is there a public beach in Benton Harbor? Is there a hotel that is in walking distance to the beach or a hotel on the beach? What things are there to do for the weekend.

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1. Re: Benton Harbor weekend getaway

Benton Harbor has a public beach - a beautiful one at that! It is called Jean Klocke park beach. Some of the holes of the beautiful Harbor Shores golf course are on part of the park by the water. This beach is not close to any hotels however. The Benton harbor hotels are actually about 7-8 miles away. You could stay in St Joseph tho, it is less than a mile or so from down town at St joe to Jean Klocke beach. Also just down the beach towards the lighthouse pier is tiscornia beach. Just on the other side of the pier is St Joseph's city beach- Silver Beach. All wonderful beaches.

Lots of stuff going on. What do you like to do? There are lots of nearby wineries, bikes to rent, kayaks, sunset watching, charter fishing, beach walking, farmers market etc.

Edited: 9:40 pm, June 11, 2013
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2. Re: Benton Harbor weekend getaway

Trav is correct. Benton Harbor is a large zip code , can you reveal more of where you're staying?

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Upcoming trip to Benton Harbor early summer 2014. 1) Flying from DFW & use rental car in MI. Prefer to avoid Detroit & Chicago airports - Suggestions? 2) Mackinac Island would be a fun add on to our trip. Time & miles required for driving there plus any recommended stops along the way?

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4. Re: Benton Harbor weekend getaway

Hi seniortex, welcome to trip advisor! I think you will get better responses if you start a new topic. Anyone opening this thread will see the original question and might not read far enough down to see your additional question.

A quick answer yo you tho about flights. Southwest Airlines flies into midway airport. I would check to see if they have direct flights. Midway is a much smaller airport, easier to navigate and closer to Michigan! All good things. In good traffic it will take you 1 1/2 hr + to get to the st Joseph/ Benton harbor area. Mackinac island is 5 hrs north from there going the quick way. Taking the scenic meandering way is much preferred tho!!

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