Whether by train, plane, bus, or car traveling to and around the South Shore of Lake Michigan can be done with ease. Situated along what many call the crossroads of America, there are numerous interstates that make traveling by car quick and easy.  For those traveling by plane, the South Shore is only 45 minutes to an hour from Chicago's two major airports, Midway and O'Hare. Once you arrive, there are numerous car rental and cab companies in the area to get you where you want to go.

During your stay, you can easily take a daytrip into Chicago by car or take advantage of the South Shore Train with stations in Hammond, Gary and East Chicago. If you opt to drive, save time and avoid the congestion of I-80/94 by taking the Cline Avenue Bridge, a shortcut between Northwest Indiana and Chicago.

Discover Things to Do


We invite you to enjoy 30 of the South Shore's unique and can't miss attractions.

Indiana Dunes

Learn about the Indiana Dunes State and National Parks. Find things to do, camping and hotels.


There are miles of beautiful beaches along Lake Michigan's South Shore, including the Indiana Dunes. 

Family Fun

Explore fun things your family can do including waterparks, beaches, farm adventures & more.

Biking & Hiking Trails

Northwest Indiana and parts of Eastern Illinois contain 125 miles of biking and walking trails.

Outdoor Recreation

Whether you like having fun in the sun or playing in the snow, there are always things to do outdoors!


Shop at antique, gift and specialty stores, a discount outlet center and enclosed shopping malls.

Arts & Culture

Explore the arts along Lake Michigan's South Shore with museums, art galleries, theaters and more.


Hotels in the South Shore are a comfortable alternative to Chicago's prices.