With downtown just a short walking distance to Harbor Country’s largest public beach, New Buffalo, Michigan, is a popular destination for shopping getaways.
Not only does the city provide free street parking, there is also a mix of eclectic shops, eateries and abundant places to stay including boutique hotels, charming inns and cottages, says Viki Gudas, executive director of the Harbor Country Chamber of Commerce.
While there are several shops to explore, Gudas recommends the Villager, 100 North Whittaker Street, and the Hidden Gem, 122 North Whittaker Street, for unique gifts and home accents, as well as Whittaker House, 26 North Whittaker Street, and Indian Summer, 439 South Whittaker Street, for women’s apparel. If looking for beach attire and accessories, check out Outpost Sports, 105 West Buffalo Street, and Third Coast Surf Shop, 110 North Whittaker Street.
Located in a historical building, Casey’s, 136 North Whittaker Street, is the perfect spot to catch lunch, or try Stray Dog, 245 North Whittaker Street, which features a rooftop deck for great sunset viewing, she says. Other options include Bentwood Tavern, 600 West Water Street, and the Terrace Room, 111 West Water Street, for outdoor patios on the marina, and Villa Nova Pizzeria, 134 East Buffalo Street, for Chicago-style pizza.