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Michigan CityUnited States of America

This lakeside town, just one hour from Chicago, features miles of beach, beautiful lighthouses and a variety of tasty fruit farms.

Michigan City is a small, rural town where Chicago locals go to relax. Lounge on the lake, hike the dunes and enjoy the fresh produce of the area’s farms.

Spend a day at Washington Park which features several miles of sandy beach along Lake Michigan. The sand here is nicknamed “singing sand” after the high-pitched whine it makes blowing off the dunes. Come by the park in the evening to watch the sun set on the water. There is a parking fee.

Walk along the pier out to the old lighthouse which rests 40 feet (12 meters) above the water. Known as Old Michigan City Light, this is one of the oldest lighthouses in Indiana. Climb to the top for a wide panorama of the coastline and the town.

Head to the beach on the northwest side of town to climb Mount Baldy, a wandering sand dune. This hulking mass of sand moves about 5 feet (1.5 meters) south every year.

Visit one of the many farms in the area to enjoy a range of fresh produce. Blueberry farms and apple orchards are located all around the area. Take a delicious daytrip traveling from one to the next and sampling the fruit. Go apple picking in an orchard to enjoy fruit just off the branch. Drop by a farmers market, which is held on the main square in town, to taste some of the area’s other products.

Most tourists come to Michigan City during the summer to tan on the beach but Michigan city is a delightful destination year-round. In fall the weather is mild and the trees are at their most vibrant and in the winter, Lake Michigan freezes over making a beautiful winter panorama.

Michigan City can be reached by car, bus or train from Chicago. The city has a local bus service but to see the surrounding countryside, it is best to have access to a car.

Top hotels in Michigan City

Blue Chip Casino Hotel and Spa
Blue Chip Casino Hotel and Spa
3.5 out of 5
777 Blue Chip Drive, Michigan City, IN
The price is Rs6,163 per night from 7 Dec to 8 Dec

Situated near the beach, this spa hotel is within 1 mile (2 km) of Washington Park Beach and Blue Chip Casino. Indiana Dunes National Park is 2.6 mi (4.2 km) ...

3.9/5Very Good! (1,143 reviews)

"all great but the walking.if u need you scooter take.im in pain now from all the walking to get to casino n rm."…"

Reviewed on 29 Oct 2020

Blue Chip Casino Hotel and Spa
Baymont by Wyndham Michigan City
Baymont by Wyndham Michigan City
2.5 out of 5
4128 South Franklin Street, Michigan City, IN
The price is Rs3,696 per night from 30 Nov to 1 Dec

Located in the heart of Michigan City, this hotel is 2.6 mi (4.2 km) from Lighthouse Place Premium Outlets, and within 6 mi (10 km) of Blue Chip Casino and Indiana ...

3.3/5 (965 reviews)

"Everything was excellent love this hotel . Been coming here since I moved here last year"…"

Reviewed on 22 Nov 2020

Baymont by Wyndham Michigan City
Country Inn & Suites by Radisson, Michigan City, IN
Country Inn & Suites by Radisson, Michigan City, IN
3 out of 5
3805 North Frontage Road, I-94 & Hwy 421, exit 34B, Michigan City, IN
The price is Rs6,460 per night from 26 Nov to 27 Nov

Situated in Michigan City, this hotel is 0.9 mi (1.4 km) from Franciscan Hospital and 3.1 mi (4.9 km) from Sisters of St Francis Health. Blue Chip Casino and ...

3.9/5Very Good! (956 reviews)

"Rooms were clean, staff was great pool was open, it was very quite also!"…"

Reviewed on 10 Oct 2020

Country Inn & Suites by Radisson, Michigan City, IN
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

Top Holiday Rentals in Michigan City

Lake Michigan Beach Cottages
Lake Michigan Beach Cottages
4 out of 5
1402 Lake Shore, Michigan City, IN

Situated in Michigan City, this cottage is 0.1 mi (0.1 km) from Lake Michigan and 1.5 mi (2.3 km) from Blue Chip Casino. Sheridan Beach and Stop 2 Beach are ...

Lake Michigan Beach Cottages
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

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29 Aug 2019

Didn’t see any of it as was just a stay over, would use it again though

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