South Shore Fall Getaway
Home of the Indiana Dunes National Park
Get ready to relax and enjoy time with family and friends during a fall vacation along the South Shore of Lake Michigan. Located in the northwest corner of Indiana - just 45 minutes from Chicago - the South Shore offers miles of trails, orchards, fun attractions, local wineries, and breweries plus so much more.
Connect with Nature
Northwest Indiana offers a wide array of ways to venture out and explore the natural world. Crunch leaves under your feet along miles of trails, bite into fresh apples picked right off the tree or watch the majestic bison roam and the cranes migrate through the region.
Trails Full of Color
Immerse yourself in nature hiking along the trails, with trees full of color, at the Indiana Dunes National Park or State Park. Combined, the parks offer more than 60 miles of hiking and biking trails where you can try to spot wildlife, climb sand dunes and explore forests, swamps and savannas.
Fair Oaks Farms Getaway
Fair Oaks Farms is an attraction you don't want to miss on your visit! Learn about modern-day farming on their Dairy, Crop, or Pig Adventures, stroll the apple orchard, pick out a pumpkin and dine at the Farmhouse Restaurant. Plus a stay in the contemporary barn-like setting at the Fairfield by Marriott on site.
Sip a Drink and Ante Up
Hop on the South Shore Brewery Trail to experience the region’s finest local craft beers. With more than 25 breweries, you are sure to find a style of beer you will love! If wine, cider or mead is more to your liking, the South Shore Winery Trail is sure to have what you’re looking for.
If you want to test your luck, Northwest Indiana is also home to four casinos.
Adventures with the Kids
Create a fun adventure the kids will remember with even more activities they'll love. Tour Albanese Candy Factory and taste fresh gummi bears. Learn while having fun on an interactive farming adventure at Fair Oaks Farms. Expand your little ones' imaginations at Bellaboo's Play and Discovery Center. Spend a day with your family just playing games, climbing, bowling, jumping and more at JAK's Warehouse, Sky Zone, or Up Your Alley.
Where to Stay
Our hotels will cater to your every need whether it's a vacation with the kids, a getaway with friends or a romantic escape. Rent a vacation home for your entire group close to the Indiana Dunes at Beachwalk Vacation Rentals or Miller Beach Vacation Rentals.
Another idea for some place different is the Brewery Lodge in Michigan City - a 12-suite boutique hotel on a 40 acre wooded tract, complete with a craft beer and wine bar.
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