We all love Indiana but sometimes we just want to go somewhere that feels like we aren’t in Indiana, right? For our family, that “sometimes” was this summer and that “somewhere” was the Indiana Dunes area. Our whole family went off to North Carolina for summer vacation but the expense of having a new baby, the time off of work and the long car ride with a newborn were just not an option for us. Indiana Dunes offers an amazingly affordable vacation with the ability to have a weekend away.
Here is our weekend itinerary for a random weekend visit in July. It seems like every weekend offers a new festival or event so each trip to the Dunes is a whole different vacation! Since we were dealing with the attention span of a two year old AND we wanted to cram a whole WEEK of vacation into ONE weekend, we have a pretty crowded itinerary. Next time we’ll spend more time at the beach and try a few new things that we didn’t get to do!
Family Food Tips Courtesy of Indiana’s Family of Farmers
It’s very tempting to stop and grab snacks and drinks at gas stations along the way when you are on a car trip. It’s much cheaper and faster and healthier to pack your own. We throw in a little bit of “junk food” but our kids enjoy apple slices and bananas in the car. Pretzels are also easy to bring along.
IWK and IFOF want you to know that meals with your family can be affordable, at home AND on the go!
My name is Katy Mann, and I'm the creator of Indy with Kids. With over 10 years of experience working with children, and my excitement towards the great city of Indianapolis; I offer readers guidance about great events and activities to do around Indianapolis with their kids and grandchildren. Join us on our family travels and adventures across the country!