I’m finally sharing 100 million pictures from our anniversary trip last weekend! We had a hard time deciding where to go this year (not too far from home, not too pricey, etc.) and finally decided on Michigan City, IN. We had heard that the Indiana Dunes were pretty amazing, and since Michigan City is on Lake Michigan, we knew there would be some beaches. And of course I made sure there were at least a couple of good places to eat and get coffee. The weather was perfect (warmer than we were expecting!), and we had a lovely time. The perfect little anniversary/babymoon getaway.
Where we stayed:
We found a cozy little little Airbnb – In the woods, about 10 minutes from food and the beach, with a few walking trails on the property.
Where we ate:
Since I like eating too much to stop and take a picture beforehand, there aren’t many pictures to share from our dining experiences. Just know that all the food was delicious.
100 Washington – We had our official anniversary dinner here and it was the perfect place! 100 Washington is a tapas restaurant that was formerly a train depot and looks out onto the train tracks and lake.
Lakeshore Coffee & Specialties – We had breakfast and coffee here. We split an egg sandwich and the most amazing Almond croissant that I want to recreate.
Stop 50 Wood Fired Pizzeria – This little treasure was tucked away in a neighborhood and was perfect after our afternoon of hiking the dunes. Family owned and run, all the pizzas are thin crusted and wood fired.
Sophia’s House of Pancakes – Sophia’s is a classic local diner where we had brunch. They had good pancakes and some amazing fresh-pressed orange juice.
Where we went:
Indiana Sand Dunes – Loren and I have both been to the Sleeping Bear Sand Dunes in MI, so were a little surprised when the Indiana Dunes were somewhat different, but they were still beautiful and sandy. We hiked a couple of miles to the lake shore and spent a little time on the beach.
Lakeshore Beach – We also checked out the local beach in Michigan City and caught the sunset one night. There was hardly anyone out the few times we went, even though the weather was perfect. We didn’t mind having the beach (basically) to ourselves.
And a few last mushy anniversary pics: