About South Shore

Just a short 30 minute drive away from the heart of downtown Chicago, the South Shore is the perfect place to relax and enjoy the gracious hospitality of the country's Midwest.

The area is a mix of big-city fun and small-town friendliness. If it's excitement you like, head to one of our five lakefront casino boats for the thrill of gaming. If you prefer a slower pace, travel further south to visit historic towns and shop for antiques. To end your day, try one the region’s excellent restaurants or take in a show and enjoy top name entertainment.

Are you a lover of the outdoors? It's all here - fishing, bird watching, hiking, swimming and hunting. Or travel along the more than 125 miles of biking and walking trails in Northwest Indiana and parts of Eastern Illinois.

With miles and miles of beaches, trails and sand dunes on our northern shores, people of all ages love a day at the beaches. Throughout the area your family will have fun enjoying waterparks, go-karts, mini-golf and unique attractions such as Albanese Candy Factory and Fair Oaks Farms.

Call or stop by the Indiana Welcome Center for assistance in travel planning and ideas for themed-vacations, family packages and historic getaways. Call us at 1-800-ALL-LAKE.

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