Dani Vasquez
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Dani Vasquez

Dani is a former social media strategist for the South Shore Convention and Visitors Authority. While living in northwest Indiana and beginning her career in tourism, she enjoyed getting to know more about the community and events in the area so she could share them with all of you!

Restaurants Open on Thanksgiving Day in NWI

Instead of slaving away in the kitchen this year for Thanksgiving, spend more time with your loved ones and let these local restaurants cook for you! Whether you want to move the celebrations to the restaurant or bring home already cooked meals to enjoy, there are plenty of amazing options right here around Northwest Indiana…

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Ten Ways to Celebrate St. Patrick's Day Along the South Shore

Sláinte! tothe South Shore! Get ready to embrace Irish traditions in the South Shore! Like last year, events are a little more limited than usual, but there is still a lot happening. Below you will find 10 things you can do in March to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day in Northwest Indiana. Make sure to share your four-leaf clover inspired outfits and mugs of green beer using #SlainteSouthShore…

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Trails & Walks in Northwest Indiana for the Lazy Hiker

No matter the season, when you want to get outside and enjoy nature, a nice walk is always a great choice. Of course, we have beautiful hikes at Indiana Dunes up and down sand dunes with hundreds of stairs but every once in a while, you just need a leisure walk. Here you will find some nice, easy walks around the region…

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Almost Heaven - John Denver’s America at Theatre at the Center

Already a John Denver fan, I was eager to see this production of Almost Heaven – John Denver’s America at Theatre at the Center in Munster (now through March 12, 2020). I wasn’t sure how this would be organized; I only knew there would be a lot of familiar folk music. That was enough to drag my fiancé to Theatre at the Center with me for a matinee showing. Folk lover or not, you will be a fan of John Denver by the end of the show and be singing “Country Roads” or “Rocky Mountain High” for multiple days after…

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Savor the South Shore is Underway!

Savor the South Shore, the region’s 6th annual Restaurant Week, kicked off Monday, February 17 and will continue until March 1, 2020! Maybe you have a restaurant you haven’t tried yet, or a favorite that you haven’t been to in a while, Savor the South Shore is the time to check it out. This amazing event means it’s time to go to as many restaurants as possible for lunch and dinner in a span of two weeks. With 39 different restaurants participating in the region, there will be plenty of variety and some great deals…

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Irving Berlin’s White Christmas at Theatre at the Center

Based off the classic 1954 film, this production of White Christmas at Theatre at the Center was a heartwarming and feel-good musical that will be sure to get you in the Christmas spirit. From war buddies, to singing partners, to famous names in show business, Bob and Phil go through it all together - including finding romance…

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