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Indoor Fun for All Ages on Chicago's North Shore Posted on 10/23/2019
Listing Photo When you look out the window and see rain, it can be easy to resign yourself to a day stuck indoors. However, rainy days are the perfect time to explore Chicago’s North Shore. With so many museums, theaters, and entertainment venues, there are plenty of ways to have fun while also staying nice and dry inside. Here are a few ideas for your next rainy day outing.
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Visit One of the Midwest’s Top College Towns Posted on 09/18/2019
Listing Photo In 2018, Livability named Evanston one of the Top 100 Best Places to Live, and it's clear why. With a variety of museums and attractions, beautiful beaches, and some of Chicagoland's best restaurants, Evanston is not only a great place to live, but also a great place to visit. Plus, it's home to Northwestern University, which was recently named the No. 9 school in U.S. News & World Report's 2020 Best College list. That means world-class speakers and events regularly come to town as well.
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No Car? No Problem! Posted on 08/16/2019
Listing Photo Thanks to public transportation, owning a car doesn't always have to be a necessity. If you've decided to forgo owning a car, whether for financial reasons or in an effort to go green, or if you're visiting Chicago's North Shore and would prefer to leave your car behind, it's still easy to visit some of the area's top destinations using the CTA or Metra. Here are some of our favorite places to visit, as well as the distance from the nearest train stations.
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A John Hughes Tour of Chicago’s North Shore Posted on 07/02/2019
Listing Photo John Hughes was the man behind some of the most beloved movies from the '80s and '90s, including "Ferris Bueller's Day Off," "The Breakfast Club," "Home Alone," and "Pretty in Pink." Many of these films also hold a special place in Chicagoans' hearts due to the fact that Hughes frequently used the North Shore for filming locations. Take a walk down memory lane — you just might be inspired to schedule a movie night soon! — and visit these spots that you’ll notice in John Hughes films.
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Where to Go for Girls’ Night Out on Chicago’s North Shore Posted on 04/11/2019
Listing Photo After a stressful week, it’s best to spend a fun night with your closest friends. Whether you’re hosting girlfriends from out of town and want to show off the area you call home or simply haven’t seen your local pals in a while, Chicago’s North Shore has plenty to offer for your next girls’ night out. From cooking classes to wine tastings, here are some of the best things to do with your girlfriends.
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A Local’s Guide to Visiting Chicago’s North Shore in the Spring Posted on 04/04/2019
Listing Photo Spring is an ideal time to come and explore Chicago's North Shore — you (finally!) don't have to worry about packing your winter gear and the weather is just about perfect for spending the entire day outside. That's why we want to make sure you enjoy every aspect of your visit, even if you're a local looking to discover a new favorite spot. Here we have paired five activities with a nearby restaurant so that instead of planning, all you have to worry about is enjoying your day with those you love.
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Spring Break Ideas on Chicago’s North Shore Posted on 02/18/2019
Listing Photo Believe it or not, spring will be here before we know it. Although we're still dreaming of heading outside for the day without having to bundle up to do so, now is the perfect time to start planning your spring break on Chicago's North Shore. Whether you're looking for ways to keep kiddos entertained or want to spend some quality time with your significant other, there's plenty to do and eat all break long. Book your hotel now in Glenview, Northbrook, or another surrounding suburb so you can be centrally located to these destinations and activities.
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Must-See Shows During North Shore Theater Week Posted on 02/01/2019
Listing Photo Chicago’s North Shore is home to some of the best theater in the country and now is the perfect time to see it for yourself. From Feb. 7-17, celebrate North Shore Theater Week as local companies offer a variety of discounts on tickets. All you have to do is use the codes below. From kid-friendly plays to hilarious comedies, there’s something for everyone.
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Evanston Gallery Tour Posted on 12/13/2018
Listing Photo If you haven’t explored the vibrant art scene of Chicago’s North Shore, the start of a new year is the perfect time to do so. Whether you’re interested in purchasing art for your home, exploring an exhibit of works by a local artist, or want to get creative yourself, there’s a studio or gallery for you. Read on to find your perfect match.
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How to Entertain Your Holiday Guests Posted on 12/07/2018
Listing Photo The holiday season is a wonderful time to gather with family and loved ones to reflect on everything the year brought. But if you’re hosting, you know there can be a lot to prepare. Whether you could use at least one meal cooked by someone else or are looking for just a little more room for your many visitors, there are many local businesses ready to help you entertain. Here are a few fun things to do with your guests (that will also help you show off Chicago’s North Shore).
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