Keep South Shore Safe

Masks are required on public transportation, as well as in LaPorte County and on national park and state government properties, both inside buildings and in outdoor spaces where you cannot socially distance. Most businesses still require masks. If you have quesitons, please contact the business before you go. 

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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 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 Gabis Arboretum

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.


Blogs on Things to Do

Check out our blog to discover more things to do on your family vacation in the Midwest, from our summer bucket list to five foodie finds not to miss in Northwest Indiana.


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.


Request More Information

Would you like more information about the South Shore and the Indiana Dunes? Use the links below to request a visitor's guide be mailed to you, download our Indiana Dunes brochure, join our e-newsletter list or sign up for text alerts.

• Mail me a Visitor's Guide

• Email me the South Shore Explorer Newsletter

• Download the Indiana Dunes Brochure

• Send me Text Alerts