About South Shore
Lake Michigan's South Shore
Beauty, history, fun and excitement are yours to discover in the South Shore. Just a short 30 minute drive away from the heart of downtown Chicago, The South Shore is the perfect place to relax and enjoy the gracious hospitality of the country's Midwest.
The area is a mix of big-city fun and small-town friendliness. You will find what you're looking for in the South Shore.
If it's excitement you like, head to one of our five lakefront casino boats for the thrill of gaming.
Try one of our many excellent restaurants or take in a show and enjoy top name entertainment.
If you prefer a slower pace, travel further south to visit historic towns and shop for antiques. You'll experience how people lived in years past, while appreciating the many amenities of today.
Are you a lover of the outdoors? If so, head out on one of the many outdoor adventures to be had in the South Shore. It's all here - fishing, bird watching, hiking, swimming and hunting. Or travel along the more than 125 miles of biking and walking trails in Northwest Indiana and parts of Eastern Illinois.
Are you coming to the South Shore with your family? Then prepare for fun! With miles and miles of beaches, trails and sand dunes on our northern shores, people of all ages love a day at the beaches. Throughout the area your family will have fun enjoying water parks, go-karts, mini-golf and more!
You can call or stop by the Visitor Authority for assistance in travel planning and ideas for themed-vacations, family packages and historic getaways. Call us at 1-800-ALL-LAKE.