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Michigan City Travel Tips
Michigan City Vacation Rentals Blend Cultures and Fun
Michigan City is located in La Porte County, Indiana and part of an area regarded by locals as belonging to the state of Michigan. It is 50 miles east of Chicago and 40 miles west of South Bend. It has a population of some 32,000 people,is noted for its proximity to the Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore, and for the fact that it borders Lake Michigan. This is one of the main reasons that the area sees so many tourists each year, especially in the summer months. Nearby residents of Chicago and Indiana are frequent visitors to the area.
Michigan City Lodging Inside and Out
A Michigan City vacation rental can be the ideal retreat for your next vacation. You can rent a gorgeous beach house, condo, cottage or private bungalow next to beautiful Lake Michigan or any of the spectacular beaches here. Being right next to the beach can be the best way for the entire family to relax and get the most out of the trip. The kids can play in the water while you rest on the beach and enjoy some warm sunshine and cool ocean breezes. Michigan City rentals offer all of the amenities that you find at home. Comfort is a key element with these tranquil rentals that are loaded with full kitchens, bedrooms, bathrooms that have all of the extras, TVs, DVD players, stereos and barbecue pits. You will find even find swimming gear such as inner tubes, life jackets, scuba equipment and much more.
Step outside of your Michigan City lodging and explore some of the rich history that the city has to offer. Washington Park is a virtual activity land in itself. The park offers beaches that are perfect for swimming and all other types of water activities. There is also fishing, hiking, bird-watching, playing volleyball, ice skating and more. There are plenty of events and festivals in town to check out as well. You can take the kids to the Washington Park Zoo, where you can view over 95 different species of animals and visit a special place in the park.
For the outdoor enthusiast in you, head for the Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore where you can take in some boating, swimming, fishing, dune climbing, horseback riding and walking the nature trails. It’s a great place to explore and be at one with Mother Nature. For those who prefer to keep it indoors, there is the delightful Lighthouse Place Premium Outlets and the Marquette Mall where you will find some popular chain stores as well as quaint little shops and gourmet eateries scattered throughout the mall. Or try your luck at some blackjack, craps or any of the numerous slot machines at Blue Chip Casino. Michigan City has no shortage of fun and activities.
Michigan City Weather's Highs and Lows
If you’re looking for an escape from the hot climate of other states, then Michigan City can easily cool you off. Summers here are cool and comfortable and temperatures tend to be in the 70s Fahrenheit.
Winter conditions for the area tend to be a bit harsher, with temperatures reaching down to the low 20s. The coldest month of the year for Michigan is January with the lowest temperatures reaching close to zero sometimes.
Temperature variations between day and night tend to be pretty limited during the summer, when you can expect a drop of about 18 degrees as nightfall hits. In winter, the average drop in temperature is around 14 degrees. The annual average precipitation in Michigan City is around 41 inches. June is the wettest month for the city.
Traveling to Michigan City Resorts and Lodging
Flying to Chicago's O'Hare Airport (ORD) gets you close to Michigan City. This airport serves tens of millions of passengers every year and is one of the busiest airports in the entire world. You will find every major airline serving ORD, including foreign carriers. It offers rental car services as well as bus systems and train access.
If you plan to drive from the airport to Michigan City, you will travel on Interstate 90/94. This highway runs from Chicago around the southern end of Lake Michigan. Taking this route will lead you through some key cities and cool attractions such as Gary, Ogden Dunes, Dune Acres and Beverly Shores on the way.