Helpful resources for travel in and around Michigan City LaPorte
In an emergency, dial 9-1-1. You do not need money at a pay phone to dial 9-1-1.
Carry your hotel name and phone number in your wallet.
"Label" your children. Put hotel information, names and phone contacts in their pocket in case you get separated.
Make sure you get a map and directions to your destination before leaving your hotel.
Do not keep film, videotapes or electronic equipment in your car or trunk for extended periods of time. The extreme heat may damage equipment.
When traveling by automobile, Indiana law requires safety belts for all passengers, regardless of age. Children younger than age 7 are required to ride in a federally approved car seat or booster seat that is appropriate for the child's height and weight, and is installed and used according to the manufacturer's instructions. The state of Indiana strongly encourages parents to place children in the back seat whenever possible, though this is not required by law.
What to pack
Warm summers and cold winters make LaPorte County an enjoyable vacation destination for change of season lovers. The most important thing is to be sure your clothes are practical and comfortable! The best way to be comfortable is to use the layered look. Good walking shoes are a must. In summer, travelers should pack lightweight, breathable clothing, and bring a sweater or lightweight jacket, as air-conditioned hotels, stores and restaurants can sometimes be chilly compared to outside temperatures. Sunscreen is recommended, especially when enjoying our lakes and beaches. Attire is casual for all restaurants; jackets for men are rarely required. Winter travelers should pack an extra warm coat, hat, gloves, warm boots and a set of long underwear for sledding, skating or just walking our beautiful park trails.
When swimming in beautiful Lake Michigan, be alert to Rip Currents. A Rip Current is like an "underwater river" suddenly forming and occurring on the bottom of the lake. Swimmers can get "caught" in the current and pulled away from shore. It is possible to recognize, avoid and survive a Rip Current. Click here for more information.