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).
Best Places on Chicago’s North Shore to Take Engagement or Wedding PhotosPosted on 05/29/2019 In the midst of planning a wedding, one of the best (and most fun!) things you can do is take a break and spend a few hours exploring your favorite spots with your partner while you take photos you’ll cherish forever. Whether you use them for your invitations or add a few framed photos around your house, you’ll love having the memories and physical reminder of your newlywed days. But the perfect photos start with the perfect setting. Here are six spots around Chicago’s North Shore that make beautiful backdrops for your photo shoot. 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.
How to Make Mom Feel Special This Mother’s DayPosted on 04/30/2019 Mom deserves to be spoiled every day, but especially on Mother’s Day. Make the entire celebration as special as she is by starting with a flower delivery from one of the North Shore’s best florists before sending mom to the spa for some much-deserved pampering. Then end the day with the perfect gift, which you found at one of the area’s most unique shops. READ MORE
Unique Wedding Venues on Chicago’s North ShorePosted on 04/23/2019 Congratulations! You popped the question (or you said yes) and celebrated with friends and family. Now it’s time to start planning the big day. Finding your perfect venue can help set the tone for so many other decisions you’ll have to make, but it can feel overwhelming when tasked with finding a location that has everything on your wishlist. Fortunately, Chicago’s North Shore has a variety of unique venues, so you’re sure to find the right spot for you and your future spouse. Whether you envision a rooftop ceremony with city views or want your guests to bowl during the reception, these venues are not only gorgeous but also provide great amenities. READ MORE
Where to Celebrate Cinco de Mayo on Chicago’s North ShorePosted on 04/18/2019 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. READ MORE
A Bookworm’s Guide to the North Shore: Where to Buy Books and the Best Places to Read ThemPosted on 03/14/2019 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). READ MORE
Where to Brunch on Chicago’s North ShorePosted on 03/01/2019 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. READ MORE
Spring Break Ideas on Chicago’s North ShorePosted on 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 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. READ MORE
Must-See Shows During North Shore Theater WeekPosted on 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 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. READ MORE