Posted on Wednesday, September 18th, 2019 in Dining
Chili dogs, burgers, frosted mugs of their home-brewed root beer, 50 flavors of shakes and malts, soft-serve ice cream cones, sundaes, and scores of other treats are yours to enjoy at this 1957 Chesterton icon.
Taste the Best of the Region at Lucrezia Café—Savor magnificent creations like rigatoni with smoked chicken, braised lamb shank, or “won’t-find-it-fresher” grilled wild salmon. Everything on their award-winning menu is made to order from scratch.
Beyond the beaches of the Indiana dunes lies a small town with plenty of personality and entertainment. From locally owned restaurants and shops to a thriving art scene, Chesterton is the perfect place to stay during your Indiana Dunes getaway. Whether your visit lasts a day, a weekend, or an entire week, Chesterton has … Continued
By now I’ve written enough blog posts here at the tourism offices that my bosses might be catching on: when there’s a chance to get out of the office – I take it! This week, I journeyed to Art Barn, a peaceful art studio located halfway between Chesterton and Valparaiso. Here’s what you should … Continued
This post was contributed by local yoga enthusiast Andrew Morris. You can learn more about Andrew and his yoga practice here. If you’re anything like me, you don’t often take a full day to pamper yourself and fully immerse yourself in what an area has to offer. Having lived in Northwest Indiana (NWI) for … Continued
This post was contributed by our community engagement director, Brooke Allen. It’s time to admit something a bit embarrassing. I’ve lived in Chesterton for a decade and have never stopped to visit the local Westchester Township History Museum. I suppose it’s sort of like how Chicago natives have never been to the top of … Continued
Going local isn’t just a trend. It’s a way to know where your products come from, who makes them, and a chance to honor the hard work that goes into whatever you buy. When you buy local products in Indiana Dunes Country, you’re taking a little piece of our area home with you. We’ve put … Continued
It might be a little unexpected, but train enthusiasts love visiting Indiana Dunes Country. What makes our area so great for railroad themed excursions? Here’s five reasons: 1. Tracks leading to and from Chicago With Chicago only an hour away, major railway lines cross Indiana Dunes Country at numerous points where you’ll see freight … Continued
At Expedia Viewfinder, we’re huge advocates of bucket lists, so we partnered up with our friends at Indiana Dunes Tourism to build our own agenda filled with the best things to do in the Indiana Dunes. From tackling The 3 Dune Challenge to visiting Chesterton’s European Market, we complied the top ways to experience the … Continued
Did you know the Indiana Dunes has a 15-mile coastline with sandy beaches, more than 70 miles of hiking trails, and more than 350 species of birds? Explore the Indiana Dunes, then shake off the sand south of the dunes with great lodging, dining, shopping, and attractions.