Visit Michigan City LaPorte is Chicago's Northern Indiana relaxing escape, with beautiful coastal and lakeside scenic settings offering an easily accessible destination on converging Interstates 80/90 and 94. With its exciting Blue Chip gaming, premium outlet shopping, special festivals and events and the nearby Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore Park, it offers an array of attractive recreational and cultural experiences for families and those seeking an easy weekend adventure. With its two major city service centers, this Lake Michigan beach destination offers the pleasures of small rural towns, marinas, attractions, performing arts events, historical museums and adventure travel pursuits that offers an affordable and nostalgic Midwest experience. The City of Michigan City boasts its Golden Triangle assets with Blue Chip Casino Hotel, shopping at Lighthouse Place Premium Outlets and the beautiful Washington Park Area, featuring sandy beaches, a prominent lighthouse, and the Washington Park Zoo. It is a harbor community and prime staging area for all outdoor recreational activities in the county.
The City of LaPorte, with its inland recreational lakes, is the central hub to enjoy the county’s varied mix of farmlands and fruit orchards. Framed with its landmark courthouse and 19th century character downtown area, it is a classic, restful Midwest community that offers a spiritual small town feeling of historic neighborhoods, arts and cultural events and boutique retail shopping that takes a visitor to a friendlier, more nostalgic time.