12 Places to Celebrate National Travel & Tourism Week in Indiana’s Cool North

Celebrate 2023 National Travel and Tourism Week with us, May 7-13!   It's a week to celebrate the importance of travel and tourism to the economy and community in Indiana's Cool North.  Events and activities showcase the unique attractions and experiences that the region has to offer to both visitors and locals.  Look over these things that make northern Indiana cool, and  find something new to explore this week as well as later!

Ideal Beach for a Cool Day

Ideal Beach in Elkhart


Experience the ultimate summer getaway at Ideal Beach Water Park in Elkhart. Enjoy the picturesque lakefront beach, cool off in the refreshing wading pool, or unleash your inner child on the lively playground. Challenge your friends to a thrilling game of sand volleyball or showcase your putting skills on the exciting miniature golf course. Take a break from the action and relax at one of the spacious picnic areas, where you can savor delicious treats from the nearby concession stand. For the ultimate adrenaline rush, embark on a thrilling adventure down the two exhilarating corkscrew water slides. At Ideal Beach Water Park, your summer dreams come to life.

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  • 74 Minutes to Michigan City
  • 75 Minutes to Indiana Dunes
  • 97 Minutes to South Shore

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