- The list below includes 51 free or cheap things to do in or near St. Joseph, Michigan, including 66 different types of inexpensive activities like Arts Centers, Children's Museums, National & State Parks and Bowling.
- From Silver Beach County Park to Silver Beach County Park, there are a variety of budget-friendly attractions in St. Joseph and in nearby cities within 25 miles like South Haven, Benton Harbor and New Buffalo.
Experience the luck o' the Irish at Biddy Murphy Celtic Goods in South Haven, Michigan. This unique boutique is packed with jewelry, clothing, photographs, books, CDs, artwork, toys and other Irish-inspired items.
Offering three screens with first-run movies, Michigan Theatre has and old-school vibe with family friendly pricing. They even have a beloved refillable popcorn bucket deal that attracts a large audience. The theatres are small and intimate.
Lakeview Lanes, now known as Alley's Classic American Diner and Bowl, features eight lanes of bowling, and offers open bowling as well as party rentals, leagues, and tournaments. The facility also serves a full food and beverage menu.
Oselka Park features two baseball diamonds, one softball diamond, a soccer field, a sledding hill, a pavllion with restrooms, and a bandshell and concessions during scheduled events. The Pavilion also features a fireplace open for public use.
Michigan Flywheelers Museum exhibits historical farming history and vehicles. The museum allows visitors to take a self-guided tour that includes an old town area, log cabin, sawmill, shingle mill and blacksmith shop.
Featuring primarily the seascape portraits of late artist Charles Vickery, the Clipper Ship gallery offers prints from similar artists as well. The Vickery prints are the primary focus, with numerous originals and reproductions offered for sale.
New Buffalo Beach is a local beach popular among local residents. Visitors to the beach commonly enjoy a multitude of activities, including swimming, learning to paddleboard, walking among the dunes, or visiting the full service snack bar.
Visitors can enjoy guided fishing trips on Lake Michigan with Captains Steve and Andy Peterson. Their trips are for up to 6 people and target a variety of fish from aboard a 39 foot Wellcraft Coastal.