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South Shore Summer Getaway

Whether you are looking for a weekend getaway with the kids or something a little more intimate, the South Shore of Lake Michigan has what you’re looking for. Located in the northwest corner of Indiana - just 30 minutes from Chicago - the South Shore offers sandy beaches, fun attractions, exciting events, local wineries and breweries plus so much more.

Mascot Hall of Fame Whiting

Fun Activities

Enjoy a hike or catch a wave at the Indiana Dunes National Park. Visit the new Mascot Hall of Fame, an interactive children’s museum.

Race down a slide at Deep River Waterpark or splash around WhoaZone at Whihala Beach, one of the largest floating water playgrounds in the Midwest!

Festival of the Lakes

Exciting Events

The South Shore also has plenty of events for you to plan your getaway around. The Festival of the Lakes is a five-day festival featuring a fishing derby, carnival, fireworks and top-name live entertainment each night.

Other notable events include the wacky Pierogi Fest, Rock ‘N’ Rail Music and Street Festival and the popular Popcorn Festival.    

Anderson's Vineyard and Winery

For 21 and Over

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. 

Miller Beach Vacation Rentals

Where to Stay

Rent a vacation home for the entire family close to the beach at Beachwalk Vacation Rentals or Miller Beach Vacation Rentals. Or you can stay in a contemporary barn-like setting at the Fairfield by Marriott Fair Oaks Farms.

If you are looking for a couple’s retreat, Serenity Springs is away from it all nestled on 85 private wooded acres. 


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.


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