Summer Shopping in Indiana’s Cool North

In the leisurely days of summer, indulging in shopping remains a cherished pastime. Discover the charms of new communities while perusing through their shops! Indiana's Cool North offers a multitude of choices, ranging from delightful boutiques and artisanal stores to outlet malls. You might stumble upon a newfound favorite that will beckon you to return time and again!

Downtown Elkhart's Hotel Elkhart & Gateway Mile

A Shopping Guide to Indiana’s Cool North


Welcome to Downtown Elkhart’s Gateway Mile, an easily walkable stretch brimming with delightful attractions and stops. Experience the ultimate convenience by staying right downtown at the recently opened Hotel Elkhart. Immerse yourself in a world of local charm as you explore an array of independently owned shops, restaurants, museums, and other captivating establishments.

Embrace the lively atmosphere where you can find live music and good times, a home-grown microbrewery, a charming winery and the scrumptious delights of homemade ice cream.  Outdoor art and gorgeous gardens add to the ambiance.

For information on nearby lodging.  Request a destination guide for Elkhart County.

  • 62 Minutes to Michigan City
  • 67 Minutes to Indiana Dunes
  • 94 Minutes to South Shore

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