Our day trip to St. Joseph, Michigan.

So I heard about this great spot called Silver Beach and decided to round up my family and go on a day trip. It was about two hours from Chicago. I love my city in the summertime but Michigan also is great in the summertime and it is truly the best time to go for their amazing clean beaches.

It was a perfectly clear, warm day, about 78 degrees to be exact. Not a cloud in sight! This beach also has a playground directly on the beach so that was fun for the kiddo. She definitely enjoyed it out there.

The water unfortunately was still cool, so we skipped that part.





The town also has a cute little downtown with shops and restaurants, including this toy store that I couldn’t get my daughter out of. We had to climb up these steps and once we got on top, we were able to overlook the beach/lake from there.

 want to say my husband took this pic, no way would I be this laid back with the angle.

I want to say my husband took this pic, no way would I be this laid back with the angle.


We hit up Silver Beach Pizza which was walking distance from the beach. The pizzeria was set up like a train. They give the kids pizza dough to play with while you wait.




I did my best to take pictures but the kiddo’s dad was being anti-paparazzi that day. I had left my phone in the car so I was at the mercy of his Iphone to take pictures. He then requested that I did not post any on Facebook but I negotiated with him and asked if I could use them for my blog. He was totally cool with that-sheesh!

If you live anywhere near Michigan I suggest you hit up Silver Beach and St. Joseph in Michigan. We will surely be back!



  1. What a perfect summertime day trip! I think we were there years ago with our kids but it clearly has been spruced up since then! So glad that you got to share these pictures!

  2. It is such a cute town. I didn’t wanted to stop window shopping but I had to locate my husband, he was taking a nap at the nearby park lol!
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  3. This looks like a great place! A hidden gem!! I need to get out and check up on these beaches around here.

    • You hae to check it out! It would be so close for you-one hour tops! Be sure to check out the toy store they got there-your girls will love it!!