Schools out for the summer and parents, grandparents, and caregivers are searching for fun activities to do with the family this summer in Northwest Indiana. If you haven’t had a chance to explore these top destinations in the area, be sure to schedule them into your google calendar and get ready for some fun in the sun.
Here is Sublime Homes’ 2018 bucket list of things to do in Indiana this summer.
Bike Trails - NW Indiana and the South Shore have hundreds of miles of bike trails, traveling along the lake and through nature as well as paved paths through woods and downtowns.
Lake Toy Rentals - Located in Cedar Lake, Indiana, the area’s leading marina serving Cedar Lake, Crown Point, St. John and surrounding check out Lake Toy Rentals. They offer stand up paddle board and kayak rentals. Plus they now offer cross training core and yoga classes on the paddle boards.
Zig-E’s Funland - Right in the heart of St. John is Zig-E’s. A favorite family destination for over eight years. Laser Tag, Go-Karts, Mini-Golf, Batting Cages, Arcade Games and more.
The Beaches -From Whiting to Michigan City, Indiana. Bring your beach chairs and sunscreen!
Indiana Dunes- Stretching 25 miles east along Lake Michigan’s south shore the Indiana Dunes National Lake Shore and State Park welcome families to their beaches and trails all summer long.
Fair Oaks Farm - Fair Oaks Farms is a working farm that specializes in producing delicious dairy and pork products while educating the public about modern farming techniques and protecting the environment and farm animals. You can take your children to explore how their morning glass of milk or the vegetables they refuse to eat are brought to their table.
Sky Zone - For days when your kids want to unleash their wild side, take them over to the Sky Zone indoor Trampoline Park. Let your kids play in a safe environment as they defy gravity!
Bellaboo’s Play and Discovery Center- Located in Rivers County Park, Bellaboo’s Play and Discovery Center gives your children a hands-on learning experience. Watch your kids create and learn in a safe and secure space.
Zao Island - For fun for the entire family, head over to Zao Island in Valparaiso. Play laser tag, mini-golf, and arcade games in between go-karting, hitting the batting cage and watching the alligators. Your kids will love the playgrounds, and for adults, there are evening events like beer and laser tag, or wine and canvas painting classes.
Challenger Learning Center - Inspire your children with a love of learning and a curiosity about the STEM field and about space. Your children can feel like they are in mission control as they go on one of the Challenger Learning Center’s missions at Perdue University.
Tyler’s Tender Railroad Restaurant - If you love unique diners, trains, or arcades, then Tyler’s Tender Railroad Restaurant is the perfect place for a visit and for lunch! Play classic arcade games, take a ride on the small train, and enjoy a classically delicious meal. You can also book Tyler’s Tender Railroad Restaurant for a unique birthday party that your kids will love.
Albanese Candy Factory - This massive candy factory in Merrillville will make you and your children feel like you won a golden ticket. Indulge your sweet tooth and learn how your favorite candy is made at the Albanese Candy Factory.
Have you been to any of sites on the Sublime 2018 Indiana Bucket list? Do you have a favorite thing to do in Indiana? Post your pictures and your stories in the comment section below.
Image Credit: Lake Toy Rentals
Author: The Sublime Team