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Plan a Family Vacation

Let us help you plan a Midwest family vacation 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 - view the shelf ice on the lake in the winter, watch the flowers bloom along the trails in the spring, splash on the beach in the summer, and discover all the migrating birds in the fall.

Learn something new at Fair Oaks Farms, a farming adventure, take the little ones to Bellaboo's Play and Discover Center, a place to explore your imagination 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 Taltree Arboretum and Gardens.

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

What do you want to add to your family’s adventure?

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


Discover things to do on our blog

Check out our blog to discover more things to do on your family vacation in the Midwest, from winter activities to a top 10 list of the South Shore's favorite dishes.


Helpful links to 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.

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