Many residents outside of the Region don't always know about the gems we have here spread throughout Northwest Indiana, but we sure do. We love everything that our home has to offer, but that doesn't mean we don't appreciate getting out and exploring what's beyond the area. We all have that one dream vacation that we either have on our bucket lists or we really hope to make happen one day.
Whether it’s to see family for the holidays, a business trip, or an escape to warmer climates for the winter season, sometimes the easiest way to travel is flying to your destination. It’s much safer than driving and will reduce the amount of time you’re traveling to almost nothing. But nevertheless, flying is almost always seen as a hassle for a number of reasons, including cost and navigating the airport.
The South Shore Convention and Visitors Authority (SSCVA) is gearing up to celebrate National Tourism Week which runs May 1, 2016 to May 7, 2016. Each year they have events during that week that are directed toward the improvement of tourism in the Region and the celebration of all things unique along the South Shore.
National Travel and Tourism Week falls on the first week of May (May 1 through May 7 this year), and Northwest Indiana has plenty to celebrate because we have a lot to offer the country that runs right along our beautiful South Shore.
Vacations are always a good idea. But then there’s the travel expenses, booking hotels, getting up and leaving your house at 2am so you don’t miss your flight at 5am, is the destination kid-friendly, and who’s going to watch the dog?
Suffering from cabin fever? In the market for a new car? Looking for that perfect accessory? Interested in the latest concept cars or innovative automotive technologies? Then the 2016 Chicago Auto Show is your destination! The largest auto show in the country will be held at McCormick Place February 13-21. Avoid unpredictable Chicago winter weather and take the South Shore Line.
Were you planning on spending the weekend inside to work on projects, deep clean the house or snuggle under a blanket in front of the TV? Well, it’s time to change your plans! The Super Bowl teams have been selected and for the first time since August, it’s a FOOTBALL-FREE weekend! And to top it off, the weather will be unseasonably warm with temperatures in the 40ºs.
The South Shore Convention and Visitors Authority celebrated National Travel and Tourism Week on Wednesday at the Indiana Welcome Center in Hammond. Regional officials and business and community leaders gathered for a luncheon and presentation on the state of national and regional tourism.
Shady Creek Winery, a family-owned craft winery, announced that it has received a TripAdvisor® Certificate of Excellence award. The accolade, which honors hospitality excellence, is given only to establishments that consistently achieve outstanding traveler reviews on TripAdvisor, and is extended to qualifying businesses worldwide. Establishments awarded the Certificate of Excellence are located all over the world and represent the upper echelon of businesses listed on the website.
At Don Quijote Restaurante and Imports, Chef Carlos Rivera, his wife are all about introducing Spanish culture to America and vice versa. Recently, they played host and hostess to two lovely ladies who are natives of Spain. Nuria Soret and Conchi Lafraya came over to America for different reasons, but enjoyed themselves equally.