Where to Find the Best Sunrise Views (and Breakfast Treats) on Chicago’s North ShorePosted on 05/14/2020 “Here comes the sun, and I say it's all right.” Taking in the sunrise can fill your day with light and hope. As our spring days grow longer through May, the sun appears on the horizon sometime between 5:20 and 5:45 am. Chicago’s North Shore brims with spaces to observe this daily ritual, even while being mindful of social distancing. You can keep that morning energy boost going with a stop at a local bakery where you can pick up a latte or grab some tasty morning carbs after your stroll, hike, or bike ride. Social distancing and other safety precautions are still in effect to fight the spread of COVID-19. Stay up-to-date on the latest public health guidance from the CDC and the State of Illinois, before heading out. READ MORE
Socially Distant Outdoor ActivitiesPosted on 03/30/2020 As spring begins to bloom, thoughts turn to getting outside more. Nothing compares to the vision of flowers bursting onto the scene and the sounds of birdsong filling the air. But with the new safety rules of social distancing in place, we need to find space to roam and exercise while keeping apart. Many of Chicago’s North Shore parks, preserves, and trails can remain open as long as everyone honors the guidelines in place to protect us. Stay up-to-date on the latest public health guidance from the CDC and the State of Illinois, before heading out. Check out these spacious areas with biking and running/walking paths as you stretch your legs, renew your senses, and find a bit of peace. Bring the dog! READ MORE
Visit One of the Midwest’s Top College Towns Posted on 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, 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. 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).
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 Spend Your Labor Day Weekend on Chicago’s North ShorePosted on 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 one last hurrah exploring everything the area has to offer, from can’t-miss concerts to family-friendly activities. READ MORE
5 Ways to Cool Off This Summer on Chicago’s North Shore Posted on 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 sometimes tasty!) way to cool down. Here, discover the best ways to do just that this summer on Chicago’s North Shore. READ MORE