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See the Sights of Michigan City to Beat Cabin Fever!

As February winds down to a close, weary Midwesterners start to feel the itch of cabin fever, the need to get out of the house. If you are in need to stretch your legs and get out of your house, a trip to Michigan City, Indiana might be perfect for you.  Michigan City, offers a wide range of attractions, from the Premium Outlet Mall, to Blue Chip Casino Hotel and Spa, to the Lake front Park.

Part of the fun of Lighthouse Mall, is that it is outdoors, while that can be a bit inconvenient during the chillier months of the year, that also can bring good things too.  The best part of going to the outlets is that it is much less crowded due to the weather; it can be like having the place all to yourself.  Another benefit of less people going is that the stores often put on good sales to bring in more costumers.  One can find excellent deals during this time of year.

Once you shopped till you have dropped drive a few miles east and check into the new Blue Chip Casino, Hotel and Spa.  The Blue Chip Casino recently underwent a massive renovation and built a brand new hotel and spa. Blue chip offers world class dining, in one of their numerous restaurants.  The rooms are luxurious with beautiful views of Lake Michigan.  Make sure to go downstairs while you are visiting to play in their massive casino.

Michigan City also has a massive lakefront park that hugs the shores of Lake Michigan.  There is a marina, a beach and even a Zoo. While the much of the park like the Zoo, is only open during the warmer months of the year, you can still walk along the beach and enjoy the view of the Michigan City Lighthouse.  This historic landmark has sat proudly to help guide ships through the lake for over a hundred years. There is also a historic Old Lighthouse Museum in the park that is open from April to October.

If you need to shake off your cabin fever, Michigan City, Indiana might me just what the doctor ordered. There is something for everyone to enjoy.

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Written by : Jonathan Thomas is a blogger based in Northwest Indiana. He's passionate about the Indiana Dunes and Lake Michigan and wants to share all the fun possible in the area with the rest of the world. When not blogging for Travel Indiana, he hangs his hat at his Anglophile blog - Anglotopia and Niche Blogger Today. If you want to connect with him, you can contact him on Twitter @jonathanwthomas Jonathan receives compensation from the Indiana Office of Tourism Development in exchange for blogging. For more information, please see our FTC Disclosure page.