Stephanie Smith
Stephanie Smith, Manager of Communications

Stephanie is the Manager of Communications at the South Shore Convention and Visitors Authority. She's a native of Northwest Indiana and loves riding her bike on all the trails and visiting local restaurants and breweries.

FALLing in Love with the South Shore - Outdoors, Apples, Events and More!

Nothing feels more like fall than walking outside on a cool, crisp morning to find hints of orange and yellow leaves scattered throughout the green trees. No matter how cold it will be soon, I still love every bit of fall and everything that comes with it. Bring on the fresh apples and pumpkins, apple-cinnamon donuts, corn mazes,Oktoberfests, pumpkin beer, colorful trails, wildlife viewing and more…

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Tasty Mocktails to Try in Northwest Indiana

Not everyone can – or wants to – drink alcohol at a celebration. Once upon a time, non-alcoholic cocktails had a boring reputation. Club soda with lime, maybe a Shirley Temple—dull. Now, we're living in a heyday for alcohol-free options that are just as fun, sophisticated, and delicious as their boozy counterparts. Among the plethora of non-alcoholic wine, champagne, beer, and even ABV-free spirits, nowadays it’s easier than ever to avoid drinking without feeling left out. And whether it's for you or not, it's always a good idea to add a fun and refreshing mocktail into the mix! So here are a few places along the South Shore to try some truly tasty mocktails…

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Memorial Day in Northwest Indiana

Memorial Day is the unofficial start to summer funalong the South Shore, but it's also a time to honor the men and women who have died while serving our country. Below are some Memorial Day ceremonies happening throughout Northwest Indiana as well as businesses offering discounts for active military personnel and veterans of armed services to say, ‘thank you!’…

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