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South Shore CVA Awarded Gold, Honorable Mention from Hermes Creative Awards

Rube_30_Years_SignThe South Shore Convention and Visitors Authority was recently recognized for the 30 Stops in 30 Days campaign and the Rube Goldberg Machine event video through two awards.

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Wine, Dine, Play, and Stay the Hoosier Way

Wine-Dine-Play-StaySerenity Springs has partnered with local businesses to provide and opportunity to Wine, Dine, Play, and Stay, the Hoosier way!

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Take a Look at Our Cozy Cabins

rot1Serenity Springs is your place to go for the ultimate relaxation experience. Set in 85 acres of beautiful wooded areas, groups of cozy cabins are placed in natural settings surrounding the lake to provide maximum privacy and direct access to the waterfront.

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A Little Bit of Serenity Right Here in Northwest Indiana

Ever had one of those times in your life when you really just needed to "get away", and tune in to your mate while tuning out of the world around you? A bit of serenity for the two of you in the midst of our non-stop, connected 24-7, going a million miles a minute normal routine?

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The Journey of a Lifetime

Lionel-TripCalvary's Senior Pastor Lionel Young, along with his wife Stacy, left for Israel on January 8th, on a study tour! Lionel and his wife will travel with 50 pastors and wives from across the United States.

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South Shore CVA Celebrates Successful 2013

30-Stops-Collage30th anniversary, festivals highlighted throughout region

The South Shore Convention and Visitors Authority celebrated their 30 years of existence throughout 2013. In addition to the award winning 30 Stops in 30 Days campaign {portage}

Media Greets South Shore Orchestra in Nanjing

Media-Greets-Orchestra-2014-1There has been a great amount of publicity announcing the cultural exchange of the universal language of music with the Chinese government and Valparaiso’s South Shore Orchestra. Nine digital bill boards in this huge metropolis, boast Maestro Troy Webdell’s image conducting the SSO. Promotional literature that was circulated to the seven cities hosting the group also featured solo cellist Josh DeVries, and vocal soloists Sarah McIntyre and Sean Kroll. Other evidence yesterday were the photographers, videographers, and journalists greeting our arrival at the hotel and the subsequent entourage that followed the rest of the day at scheduled visits and dinner to be featured on the evening news.

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SSCVA Celebrates Indiana Welcome Center’s Three Millionth Visitor


Visitor receives gift basket, overnight stay along South Shore

The South Shore Convention and Visitors Authority celebrated a major milestone on Saturday, Dec. 14. Since opening the doors to the Indiana Welcome Center in 1999, the South Shore CVA has seen three million visitors come into the building.

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Indiana Welcome Center Expecting Three Millionth Visitor

Indiana-Welcome-CenterMilestone visitor to receive gift basket

With a little more than 1,000 visitors left before hitting a major milestone, the South Shore Convention and Visitors Authority will be celebrating the three millionth visitor of the Indiana Welcome Center before the end of the week.

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Indiana Tourism Executive Director Mark Newman Talks Northern Indiana

What can people expect to find in Northern Indiana?

visit-indiana-1-rotMark Newman: Northern Indiana is home to the largest tourism attraction in our state: the dunes. It attracts roughly three million people a year. Everything sort of emanates from the dunes because the experiences the people are able to have once they've come to Northern Indiana and have that dunes experience they can have a truly fulfilling experience beyond it. Some of my favorite things, I love Talltree Arboretum, and I love the Songbird Bed and Breakfast.

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Transcription: Indiana Tourism Executive Director Mark Newman Talks Central and Southern Indiana

What can people expect to find in Central and Southern Indiana?

visit-indiana-2-rotMark Newman: Let's start with Southern Indiana because there are so many wonderful untold stories of Southern Indiana. I think folks are aware that Abraham Lincoln, for example, spent time in Southern Indiana near the Ohio River on the Indiana side. I think our neighboring states, Kentucky and Illinois, probably do a much better job of telling the story of his birth place in Kentucky, how he came into the legislature, and then the presidency from Illinois.

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