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South Shore Summer Getaway

Home of the Indiana Dunes

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 45 minutes from Chicago - the South Shore offers sandy beaches, fun attractions, local wineries and breweries plus so much more.

Dunes by Thenker

Fun Activities

Enjoy a hike along the trails or catch a wave on the beaches of the Indiana Dunes National or State Park. Visit Kankakee Sands to see the bison roaming the prairies.

Race down a slide at Deep River Waterpark or go on a dairy or pig adventure at Fair Oaks Farms to learn about modern day farming practices.

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. 

If you like to test your luck, Northwest Indiana is also home to four lakefront casinos.

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. Stay in a contemporary barn-like setting at the Fairfield by Marriott Fair Oaks Farms or one of the many other hotels in the region.

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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