Explore & Dine

Your Travel Guide For Michigan City

Michigan City is a coastal town that offers a variety of experiences such as beautiful beaches, historical landmarks, dining options and accommodation choices to suit different tastes and budgets.

Things To Do

Washington Park Beach

Washington Park is the go-to spot for beach goers in Michigan City.  It’s complete with picnic areas, a splash pad, an amphitheater, Washington Park Zoo, and Sunset Grille.

Lighthouse Premium Outlets

A great destination for shoppers, this outlet center features more than 120 stores, including some of the most popular fashion brands.

Uptown Social

Complete with a magnificent ballroom, bar and lounge, a stunning, but cozy courtyard, and bridal suites, Uptown Social has been the go to for any social event. Get in touch with Judy or Jeremy to set up your next event!

International Friendship Gardens

The Gardens is the perfect place to get back in touch with nature.  This magical place is equipped with a children’s garden, three miles of pet friendly walking paths, and a venue to host your wedding.   Additional activities include fishing, cross country skiing, birdwatching, and much more.

Harbour Country Adventures

Harbor Country Adventures is Southwest Michigan and Northwest Indiana’s premier adventure concierge with access to jet ski and kayak rentals, yacht tours, and events held in partnership with NTL Productions.

Barker Mansion

The Barker Mansion is a historic home and museum that offers tours of the home and its beautiful gardens, as well as exhibits on the history of the area.

Indiana Dunes National Park

15,000-acre park along Lake Michigan offering diverse habitats, stunning views, abundant wildlife, and recreational activities like camping, nature walks, and bird watching.

Old Lighthouse Museum

This museum provides a glimpse into the rich maritime history of the area. It features exhibits on shipwrecks, lighthouses, and the U.S. Life-Saving Service.

Places To Eat

Albano’s Villa

Family owned for more than 50 years, Albano’s recipes originate from Sicily and brought for your pleasure in Michigan City and LaPorte.

Bare Bones Gastropub

A Gastropub with a range of alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks, as well as a comprehensive menu for all dietary needs, that is family-friendly.

Barker Pub

A modern neighborhood bar with award-winning beers, craft and domestic brews, craft cocktails and food including 1/2lb burgers, flatbread pizzas and sandwiches.

Leeds Public House

Leeds Public House has indoor and outdoor bars, a  refurbished patio for groups and a fire pit to sit and relax with family and friends.

Zorn’s Brewery

Finding its roots in Bavaria, Germany, Zorn’s Brewery began in 1871 by Phillip Zorn Jr.  Come see why Zorn’s is one of Michigan City’s most frequented breweries, not only for their beer, but their award winning eats.

Bistro On The Green

A great spot for Cajun, Creole and Southern cuisine, plus live music, perfect for an evening out in Northwest Indiana.

Boathouse Grill

The Boathouse Grill offers a wide selection of dishes, including a pork tenderloin sandwich, Italian beef sandwich, 8 oz. burgers, and daily specials. Don’t forget to try the cheese burgers!

Buffalo Wild Wings Grill & Bar

Come to Buffalo Wild Wings in Michigan City for the best wings, sports, and beer! Families are welcomed and invited to experience the special atmosphere here.

Galveston Steakhouse

Experience a homey family meal at the restaurant, or grab a warm drink by the fireplace in the steak house bar.  The menu offers a variety of steaks, chops, chicken, ribs and more!

Where To Stay

4411 Inn Suites

44/11 Inn & Suites

44/11 has 5-star accommodations packed into each cozy and private space.  Rooms go quickly so make sure to book well in advance.

Holiday Inn Express

Holiday Inn Express

This hotel features modern guest rooms with free Wi-Fi, flat-screen TVs, and a complimentary hot breakfast.

Best Western Plus

Best Western Plus Michigan City Hotel

This hotel offers comfortable rooms and suites with flat-screen TVs and free Wi-Fi, as well as an indoor pool, a fitness center, and a complimentary breakfast.

Comfort Hotel building

Comfort Suites

Comfort Suites offers all-suite rooms with microwaves, refrigerators and free WiFi plus amenities like free breakfast, indoor pool, fitness center and meeting rooms.

Blue Chip Casino Hotel

Blue Chip Casino Hotel & Spa

This hotel is located inside the Blue Chip Casino and offers luxurious guest rooms, a full-service spa, and a fitness center.

hotel lobby entrance

Quality Inn

This hotel is conveniently located near major highways and popular attractions, and offers comfortable guest rooms with free Wi-Fi, a fitness center and a complimentary breakfast.

patio backyard

Hampton Inn & Suites

This hotel offers comfortable rooms with free WiFi and flat-screen TVs, as well as suites with living areas. Amenities include a free breakfast, an indoor pool, and a fitness center, and also it offers a business center and meeting room.

Baymont Hotel

Baymont By Wyndham

This hotel is located close to the beach and offers comfortable rooms with free WiFi and flat-screen TVs. Amenities include a free breakfast, an indoor pool, a fitness center, and a business center.


Econo Lodge

This hotel offers comfortable and affordable rooms with free WiFi and flat-screen TVs. Amenities include a free continental breakfast, and also it has a pet-friendly policy.

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