I'm thinking of taking a 13 year old boy who's from Detroit and never really been outside the city to see Lake Michigan, but just for a day trip. We'd be going on a weekday. Hoping for nothing further than a 3 hr drive from Detroit, if possible.
We probably won't swim; I just want him to see it and maybe walk along the beach for the experience. Hoping for somewhere that's not too crowded. Would also be great if there was something else nearby that we could do when we're done with that.
Thank you in advance for any and all suggestions!