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Where to Celebrate Cinco de Mayo on Chicago’s North Shore Posted on 04/18/2019
Listing Photo Contrary to popular belief, Cinco de Mayo is not Mexico's Independence Day, but actually a celebration in honor of Mexico's victory in the Battle of Puebla against France in 1862. This year, Cinco de Mayo falls on a Sunday, making it the perfect way to end your weekend and celebrate Mexican culture by gathering with good friends over delicious food and drinks. Fortunately for us, Chicago's North Shore is home to a variety of restaurants serving authentic Mexican cuisine in cool locales. Start planning your May 5 celebration at one of these restaurants.
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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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A Bookworm’s Guide to the North Shore: Where to Buy Books and the Best Places to Read Them Posted on 03/14/2019
Listing Photo Is there anything better than grabbing a large cup of coffee or tea, cracking open a new book, and settling in for a few hours with fictional friends? As the season changes — and spring break arrives — it’s the perfect time to do just that. Fortunately, Chicago’s North Shore is filled with local bookstores brimming with books, both the hottest new reads that everyone is talking about and can’t-miss classics. Plus, the North Shore is filled with coffee shops where you can not only indulge in some reading material, but also a hot drink (and maybe a treat, too).
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Where to Brunch on Chicago’s North Shore Posted on 03/01/2019
Listing Photo After a long week at work, there’s nothing better than catching up with friends and family over delicious breakfast food. And if you can sleep in a little bit before you go, even better! Brunch is a must on the weekend, and you don’t have to travel far to get some delicious fare. From eggs and pancakes, to more traditional lunch items (if you’re not feeling breakfast anymore), here are some of the best brunch spots on the North Shore.
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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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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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Holiday Gift Guide: Where to Shop and What to Get for Everyone on Your List Posted on 11/29/2018
Listing Photo You’ve finally finished those Thanksgiving leftovers and holiday music has taken over the radio, which only means one thing: It’s time to find that perfect gift for everyone on your holiday shopping list. But don’t worry — Chicago’s North Shore is filled with both small boutiques and large shopping centers, all ready to help you find unique presents for your nearest and dearest. So start planning your next shopping trip and you’ll be thinking about wrapping paper and bows in no time.
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7 Stores to Explore This Small Business Saturday Posted on 11/14/2018
Listing Photo Small Business Saturday was created in 2010 as a way to encourage people to shop local and support their community's businesses on the Saturday after Thanksgiving. This year, on Nov. 24, get out and start your holiday shopping by visiting the local businesses that make our community strong. Shopping local keeps money and jobs in our communities, makes our towns unique, and gives shoppers access to better and more personalized customer service. Below, find just a few of the amazing shops and boutiques that make up Chicago’s North Shore. Stop by to find everything from books and toys to pet products and handcrafted furniture.
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Plan a Perfect Fall Day Around Chicago’s North Shore Posted on 10/11/2018
Listing Photo Fall might be the most perfect time to explore Chicago’s North Shore — temperatures are just right and nature’s changing colors add a gorgeous backdrop to your day. If you’re ready to discover everything the area has to offer, we’ve created four different itineraries for you to enjoy, all that include activities and a meal. Whether you try one or all four, show us your favorite spots using #chicagonorthshore on Instagram for a chance to be featured on our page!
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Unique Sites to Tour in Evanston During Open House Chicago Posted on 09/28/2018
Listing Photo 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 annual architecture festival. Below, are some must-see sites, all perfect for exploring whether you’re visiting the area or call the North Shore home.
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