South Shore Road Trips

Maybe you like sipping on exotic craft brews or exploring the outdoors by kayak. The southern shores of Lake Michigan offer days of relaxing or thrilling excitement. You may find yourself shopping in a downtown boutique or indulging in tacos or a signature hamburger. How do you want to make memories during your stay? It’s up to you…

Choose Your Adventure ...

Running Vines Winery couple

21+ Crowd

Sips and slots for the adults. Take a flight of craft brews at one of our many breweries or try a wine slushy while enjoying live entertainment at a winery. Try your luck at one of the South Shore’s casinos or catch a comedian or music artist.

Dunes Learning Center kids paddling

Outdoor Adventures

Embark on a one-of-a-kind adventure exploring the most diverse landscapes in the Midwest. Hike the towering dunes and through forests, cycle miles of trails and paddle and fish on our open waters. Keep your eyes open for rare birds and native plant life you won’t find anywhere else.

Deep River Waterpark slide

All in the Family

Jump, splash and soar at one of our two waterparks. Have fun while learning at Bellaboo’s Play & Discovery Center and the Mascot Hall of Fame. Relax on the sandy shores, build sandcastles, and make memories along the southern shores of Lake Michigan.

Popcorn Fest

Festival Goers

Indulge in everything from sweet and sugary funnel cakes and cotton candy to the pierogi – a potato-filled dough at the South Shore’s summer festivals. Enjoy amusement rides and games all afternoon and rock with live bands into the night.

Lake Michigan Sunset by Rafi WIlkinson

Discover Hidden Gems

Explore off the beaten path with this list of hidden gems along the South Shore. Whether you are into art, coffee, cats or nature, there is sure to be something for everyone!


Fun Along the South Shore

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