LIGHTHOUSE PLACE PREMIUM OUTLETS®
Shop & Stay
Located east of Chicago, north of South Bend, Indiana and along the coast of Lake Michigan, Lighthouse Place Premium Outlets is the perfect place to stop for a fun day of shopping no matter which way you’re heading. This premier outdoor shopping center is home to some of your favorite top retailers like Nike Factory Store, Vera Bradley, Polo Ralph Lauren Factory Store, Columbia Sportswear, Under Armour, The North Face and more. A short drive from fun area attractions and a mini road trip away from Chicago, South Bend and Fort Wayne, this premium Simon shopping center is a favorite stop among locals and tourists alike.
Whether you plan to shop at this premium Simon mall during a weekend getaway or want to make a one-day trip to the area, there are plenty of attractions, dining options and accommodations that are sure to make your stay comfortable and fun. Check out an assortment of delectable dining options at one of the available restaurants or grab and go stations while shopping for an experience that is truly unlike any other. Take a trip with your family to visit the shopping center, or make this shopping center your next vacation destination. Either way, you’ll love the shopping, dining and attractions readily available in the area.
Whether you plan on shopping at Lighthouse Place Premium Outlets for a day or staying in the area for a mini vacation, you’ll love the endless attractions that are readily available to you and your family. If the little ones are in tow, a trip to the beach is a necessity! Washington Park Beach is close to the shopping center and a perfect spot to relax in the sun. Or, head to Washington Park Zoo and experience the lakeside views and observation tower. Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore is a local favorite. This string of sandy beaches and trails through marshland, dunes, and forests has views of the lake and Chicago skyline. Other area attractions include the Blue Chip Casino, Friendship Botanic Gardens, Barker Mansion and Old Lighthouse Museum.
Savor the flavor of the area and choose from a wide variety of local dining options for all ages just down the road from the shopping center. No matter what your tastebuds are craving, you’re sure to find exactly what you’re looking for close by. After hitting the slot machines at the Blue Chip Casino, head to the on-site restaurant, William B's Steakhouse. Featuring world-class steaks, this intimate dining spot is perfect for date night. Or, head to Patrick's Grille for a cosmopolitan experience, featuring local favorites like the Clubhouse Burger. More dining options include Fiddlehead Restaurant, Shoreline Brewery, McGinnis Pub and Galveston Steakhouse.
No vacation is complete without a night, or day, out on the town, so if you are looking for a nightcap, movie and more, the area surrounding the shopping center has you covered. From casinos to bars, the area is teeming with nighttime options for everyone. Ready for a great view of Lake Michigan and some great drinks? Head to Matey's Bar and Restaurant. Featuring a tri-level tiki deck and gorgeous views, this nautical-themed bar and restaurant is perfect for watching sunsets. If nightclubs are more your style, check out It’s Vegas Baby! Or, check out The Blue Chip Casino Rocks Lounge. This casino lounge is a comfortable spot to relax and listen to music after a long day shopping.
If you’re interested in making Lighthouse Place Premium Outlets your next vacation destination, there are a wide variety of accommodation options to choose from for everyone, including the leisure traveling family, the girls for a weekend of fun and even business travelers. From hotels to charming inns, economical motels and more, you’re sure to find the perfect place to stay that meets your individual needs, comfort and budget. There are plenty of options to choose from, and staying near the shopping center has never been easier. If you’re planning on staying in the area, check out Blue Chip Casino, Hotel, & Spa, Microtel Inn & Suites, Country Inn & Suites, Duneswalk Inn, Fairfield Inn & Suites by Marriott, New Buffalo Inn & Spa, Arbor Hill Inn Bed & Breakfast, Bridge Inn the Brand New Hampton Inn & Suites by Hilton and more. Free savings Passports are also available at certain properties. Enjoy your time at the mall and stay as long as you need!
Noteworthy Attractions Near The Center
Directions & Transportation
- By Car
Lighthouse Place Premium Outlets is located in downtown Michigan City, Indiana.
From Chicago: I-94 East to Michigan City, Indiana, exit 40B. Travel west on US 35/Michigan Boulevard, 5 miles to 6th Street. Left on 6th Street; six blocks to Lighthouse Place Premium Outlets.
From Grand Rapids: Take I-196 or US 131 south to I-94 west to Michigan City, Indiana, exit 40B. Travel west on US 35/Michigan Boulevard, 5 miles to 6th Street. Left on 6th Street; six blocks to Lighthouse Place Premium Outlets.
From Indianapolis: Take I-65 north to I-94 east to Michigan City, Indiana, exit 40B. Travel west on US 35/Michigan Boulevard, 5 miles to 6th Street. Left on 6th Street; six blocks to Lighthouse Place Premium Outlets.
From South Bend: Take I-80/90 west to Michigan City, Indiana, exit 49 Turn right onto North State Road 39, then left on Highway 20. Stay straight onto US35/Michigan Boulevard; 9 miles to 6th Street. Left on 6th Street; two blocks to Lighthouse Place Premium Outlets.
From Detroit, Ann Arbor, Jackson, Battle Creek, Kalamazoo:Take I-94 West to Michigan City, Indiana, exit 40B. Travel west on US 35/Michigan Boulevard, 5 miles to 6th Street. Left on 6th Street; six blocks to Lighthouse Place Premium Outlets.
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- By Train
South Shore Rail Service
Daily train service is available via the South Shore Line, which serves Chicago and South Bend. In Michigan City, the train stops at 11th Street, six blocks from Lighthouse Place Premium Outlets.
- By Limousine
All Occasion Transportation
Private luxury shopping excursions to Lighthouse Place Premium Outlets.