Plan a Family Vacation

Let us help you plan a Midwest family getaway right here along Lake Michigan's South Shore in Indiana. Young and old alike will enjoy exploring something new and off the beaten path. Cherish all the seasons at the Indiana Dunes - splash on the beach in the summer, discover all the migrating birds in the fall, view the shelf ice on the lake in the winter and watch the flowers bloom along the trails in the spring.

View bison roaming the prairie at Kankakee Sands, learn something new during a dairy or pig adventure at Fair Oaks Farms, let your little ones explore their imagination at Bellaboo's Play and Discover Center, and taste candy fresh from the factory at Albanese.

In the summer, fly down the slides at Deep River Waterpark. From spring through fall, explore the children's garden at Friendship Botanic Gardens or the Railway Garden at Gabis Arboretum. Visit the orchards and pumpkin patches in the fall and ice skate or go sledding in the winter.

Grab your kids and start making memories with your family along the South Shore today!

Your Adventure Starts Here

Begin planning your trip here. Below you'll find links to great outdoor adventures, unique family attractions and kid-friendly events coming up.

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Spring Break along the South Shore

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Spring Break is here, and there is nothing worse than a house full of bored kiddos for a week. Luckily, there…

Finish Planning Your Trip

Are you planning your family vacation to Northwest Indiana during the summer or fall? Does your family crave delicious foods like fried lake perch or steak fajitas? Do you need to find a hotel with a pool for the kids or free breakfast? Put the finishing touches on your trip with these links.