But I like to just sit on the beach. Especially when very pregnant.
The National Park maintains several beaches, parking lots, and bathrooms along the stretch of dunes. We visited two of the beaches: Kemil and Dunbar. The park rangers recommended these as especially kid-friendly beaches that would not be over-crowded.
This may or may not have been a deciding factor on that particular location.
I digress. It ended up being for the best that we ate in each night because I was TIRED from being 8 months pregnant out in the heat. My feet were so swollen, and although Lake Michigan is clear and lovely, the water is still pretty chilly in June! Terrified of going into early labor, I avoided swimming too much. So after takeout dinner each night, we went on a few long drives exploring the area. And that is how we discovered the Michigan City pier and lighthouse.
Then we walked down the looooong pier with beautiful crashing waves and the sun setting behind the lighthouse. It was windy and a little terrifying and so much fun.
Although I'm sure we will still do a night of Panda Express ;)
Vacation ideas for traveling with a one-year-old??
Have a great week!