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Gather the Gals: Girlfriend Getaways on the North Shore

07/29/2020
Take a break from everything that’s going on and grab your best gals for some well-deserved R&R. Tell your college roomie to come up for a visit or text those local pals who are itching to find cute f... MORE

Making a Difference: North Shore Businesses Give Back

04/28/2020
Just as signs of spring are popping up, signs of hope and kindness are emerging across our community, too. Many of our neighborhood businesses across Chicago’s North Shore jumped in as the crisis was ... MORE

Virtual North Shore

04/07/2020
Rising to the growing call for more ways to learn, create, and entertain from home, Chicago’s North Shore museums, libraries, and other organizations have scads of free options for you and your family... MORE

Keep Your New Year Resolutions Going Strong

02/27/2020
OK, it’s a few weeks into the new year. How are your resolutions for 2020 coming along? Don’t get discouraged if you haven’t made much progress. Or, if you barely got started in the first place. Maybe... MORE

Indoor Fun for All Ages on Chicago's North Shore

10/23/2019
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, th... MORE

Visit One of the Midwest’s Top College Towns

09/18/2019
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,... MORE

No Car? No Problem!

08/16/2019
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 vi... MORE

A John Hughes Tour of Chicago’s North Shore

07/02/2019
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 fil... MORE

Where to Go for Girls’ Night Out on Chicago’s North Shore

04/11/2019
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... MORE

A Local’s Guide to Visiting Chicago’s North Shore in the Spring

04/04/2019
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 ... MORE

Spring Break Ideas on Chicago’s North Shore

02/18/2019
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 y... MORE

Must-See Shows During North Shore Theater Week

02/01/2019
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... MORE

Evanston Gallery Tour

12/13/2018
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 ex... MORE

How to Entertain Your Holiday Guests

12/07/2018
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 ... MORE

Unique Sites to Tour in Evanston During Open House Chicago

09/28/2018
The City of Evanston is proud to be host of 16 sites as part of the Chicago Architecture Center’s Open House Chicago event which gives the public unprecedented access to unique buildings during their ... MORE

Top Theater Selections This Fall

09/14/2018
It might be cooling down outside, but stages on the North Shore are just starting to heat up. This fall, local, award-winning theaters will be offering a variety of shows, from classic tales and world... MORE

How to Spend Your Labor Day Weekend on Chicago’s North Shore

08/08/2018
Can you believe it? Labor Day weekend is almost here, marking the unofficial end of another glorious summer on Chicago’s North Shore. But, before the sun sets on one season and another rolls in, enjoy... MORE

5 Ways to Cool Off This Summer on Chicago’s North Shore

07/13/2018
Sure, we spend all winter dreaming of hot summer days, but there are times when it’s just a little too hot. When temperatures start nearing triple digits, there’s nothing to do besides find a fun (and... MORE

The Best Places to Picnic (and Where to Get Your Picnic Food) on Chicago’s North Shore

06/25/2018
Winters on Chicago’s North Shore are rough, so it’s best to spend as much time outside as possible during the summer months and take advantage of those warm temps. One of the best ways to do so? Picni... MORE

How to Keep Kids Entertained on Chicago’s North Shore This Summer

06/13/2018
School’s out for summer … so now what? Take advantage of summer temps with a trip to the pool. Or let your kiddos get all of their energy out at a local sports camp or indoor adventure park. There are... MORE

Where to Celebrate the Dads in Your Life on Chicago’s North Shore This Father’s Day

06/01/2018
Of course you want to show Dad (and all of the important men in your life) just how much he means to you this Father’s Day, but you don’t want to do the same thing that you always do either. Switch th... MORE

Where to Take Your Summer Visitors on Chicago’s North Shore

05/18/2018
Summer is a great time to visit Chicago’s North Shore, so you should be prepared for frequent guests. Fortunately, that’s easy thanks to these must-visit destinations. Want to enjoy the great outdoors... MORE

Plan Your Perfect Memorial Day Weekend on Chicago’s North Shore

05/04/2018
Winter stuck around a little longer than we would have liked, but it’s finally time to get outside and enjoy the sunshine. With Memorial Day weekend right around the corner, here are five ways to savo... MORE

How to Wow Mom on Chicago’s North Shore This Mother’s Day

04/27/2018
Moms deserve to be celebrated every day, but it’s especially fun to go all out on Mother’s Day (May 13). This year, don’t do the same old thing — get creative! Here we’ve paired an activity with a loc... MORE

Best Ways to Celebrate Spring on Chicago’s North Shore

04/09/2018
Although it might not feel like spring yet, warmer temps and sunny days are right around the corner. Start planning the ways you’ll make the most of spring afternoons and evenings with this guide to t... MORE

Spring Break: Family-Friendly Fun

02/22/2018
Spring break is almost here (can you believe it?), so you’re probably thinking about ways to keep your kiddos entertained. Fortunately, there’s plenty of fun and educational things to do with little o... MORE

The Best Things to Do This Fall on Chicago’s North Shore

10/05/2017
Ah, fall. Crunchy leaves, brisk temperatures, chunky sweaters — it’s possible that this is the most wonderful time of the year. That’s certainly true when it comes to seasonal events and activities. T... MORE

Best Places to Get Pizza on Chicago's North Shore

09/20/2017
There’s just something about pizza that makes any day instantly better. And the options are almost endless! From thin crust to pan to deep dish, plus a variety of cheeses and seemingly hundreds of top... MORE

9 Restaurants with Unique Special Event Space

09/12/2017
If you’re planning an event, be it a birthday party, office gathering or wedding, you know it can become very, very complicated. From food to favors, it feels like there are thousands of little decisi... MORE

7 Unique Museums on Chicago’s North Shore

09/07/2017
You’ve most likely explored (or been told to visit) the Illinois Holocaust Museum and Kohl Children’s Museum, but what about the more hidden gems on Chicago’s North Shore? Whether you’re a resident or... MORE

The 12 Coolest Things to Do This Summer on Chicago's North Shore

06/07/2017
Summer is here — finally! — and it is time to get outside and enjoy everything about the season: sunshine, barbecues, and so many events that you’ll never be bored. Here are just 10 of the coolest eve... MORE

Graduation at Northwestern: A Visitor’s Guide to Evanston

06/01/2017
Commencement Weekend at Northwestern is right around the corner, so it’s time to start planning your trip to Evanston. Chances are you’ll have some free time as you wait for your graduate’s ceremony, ... MORE

Getting To and From Wrigley Field From Chicago's North Shore

05/25/2017
It’s easy to root, root, root for the Cubbies when you live on (or are visiting!) Chicago's North Shore thanks to public transportation. Here's how to get to and from Wrigley Field from Chicago's Nort... MORE

Secrets of the Chicago Botanic Garden

05/17/2017
Chicago Botanic Garden is one of the must-visit destinations on Chicago’s North Shore, so you’ve probably frequently visited for annual events and attractions like the Orchid Show, Model Railroad Gard... MORE

Chicago’s North Shore: Perfect Destination for a Cubs Game Weekend

05/12/2017
One of the best things about Cubs baseball is that Wrigley Field is situated near such a vibrant part of Chicago; a visit to Chicago to watch the World Champs or your favorite team go up against them ... MORE

Best Date Night Spots on Chicago’s North Shore

04/21/2017
Feel like you always do the same old thing for date night (or rarely schedule one at all)? Fortunately, Chicago’s North Shore is filled with great date night options. Whether you’re looking for a fun ... MORE

7 Ways to Keep Kids Entertained This Winter

01/10/2017
Winter is rough. Bitter cold temperatures keep you from venturing outside, but after a few days of hibernation, it’s easy for anyone to get restless, especially kiddos. Fortunately, Chicago’s North Sh... MORE

4 Chicago North Shore Day-Trip Ideas

10/11/2016
If you’ve ever felt like there’s just too much to do and see around Chicago’s North Shore, we understand! There is a lot to explore — and you don’t need to venture very far. That’s why we’ve broken it... MORE

10 Most Instagrammable Spots on Chicago’s North Shore

09/26/2016
From Chicago Botanic Garden to one of the area’s many beaches, Chicago’s North Shore is filled with picture-perfect sites and hidden gems both professional and amateur photographers love. So grab your... MORE

Life’s a Beach: The Best Lakefront Areas on Chicago’s North Shore

07/20/2016
Summer is in full swing, but don’t let it pass you by without a trip to the beach. Although there’s no ocean nearby, Chicago’s North Shore is still filled with beaches beckoning you to enjoy a day (or... MORE

Fresh Food: The Garden Chef Series at Chicago Botanic Garden

06/13/2016
It finally feels like summer and your kitchen is stocked with tomatoes, cucumbers, zucchini and other fruits and veggies from your garden. Now you just need to figure out how to make the most of those... MORE

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