A Michiana area is being recognized as a favorite summer destination.
Benton Harbor and Niles are number nine on USA Today’s recently-released list. It follows Ocean City, N.J. at number one, Flagstaff, Ariz., Portland, Maine, and Wilmington, N.C.
Researchers looked at entertainment and accommodation employment as well as housing vacancy numbers during off-season months.
The study says there are nearly 10,000 homes used seasonally only in Benton Harbor.