No Car? No Problem!Posted on 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 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. READ MORE
Say Goodbye to Summer on Chicago’s North ShorePosted on 08/07/2019 Don’t look now, but your calendar is nearing September, which means it’s almost time to say goodbye to summer. But don’t worry! There are still plenty of ways to soak up the final weeks of the season. Between family-friendly activities and festivals to concerts and farmers markets, here are the best things to do before fall arrives on the North Shore. READ MORE
Where to Enjoy Outdoor Music on Chicago’s North ShorePosted on 07/08/2019 On Chicago's North Shore, we only get a handful of precious months to enjoy the outdoors, so it's best to take advantage while you can. Fortunately, there are plenty of ways to sit back and relax (or get up and dance!) while listening to some of the best music both Chicagoland and the country can offer. From Grammy Award-winning acts at Ravinia to tribute bands that make sure we don't forget some classic songs, there's an outdoor concert for everyone this summer. So grab some blankets, pack a picnic, and head out to one of these nearby venues. READ MORE
A John Hughes Tour of Chicago’s North ShorePosted on 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 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. READ MORE
Ride the Waves on Chicago’s North ShorePosted on 06/13/2019 Chicago's North Shore might not be the first destination that comes to mind for those looking to catch some waves, but there's plenty of waterfront fun to be had here all summer long. With a variety of beaches waiting to be explored, there’s also plenty of opportunity to learn a new skill or see our beautiful shoreline from a different view thanks to the rentals and lessons offered at each sandy spot. So start planning your outing! Unfortunately, the end of beach season will be here before we know it. READ MORE
8 Family-Friendly Nights Out on the North ShorePosted on 06/05/2019 School’s out, and so is the sun! Summer is the perfect time to make memories everyone in your family will cherish forever, and whether you’re visiting Chicago’s North Shore or planning a staycation, there’s plenty of things to do that young and old alike will love. From outdoor movies to camping on the beach, here are the best ways to take advantage of long summer days (and nights).
Check out the Mural Scene on Chicago’s North ShorePosted on 05/22/2019 We love museums, but you don’t have to visit one to get up close to art. That’s because there’s amazing street art to be found all across Chicago’s North Shore. From colorful geometric designs to inspirational quotes, these are the must-see murals in Skokie and Evanston (plus nearby restaurants so you can enjoy a full day of exploring). READ MORE
What and Where to Eat This Memorial DayPosted on 05/10/2019 Memorial Day marks the unofficial start of summer, and we can’t wait to get out and start enjoying what makes Chicago’s North Shore so great. Here are some of the best places to eat this Memorial Day weekend and beyond. To see a full list of dining options on Chicago's North Shore click here.
Where to Go for Girls’ Night Out on Chicago’s North ShorePosted on 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 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. READ MORE
A Local’s Guide to Visiting Chicago’s North Shore in the SpringPosted on 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 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. READ MORE