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).
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
Plan Your Perfect Memorial Day Weekend on Chicago’s North Shore Posted on 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 savor some extra time with friends and family outside, either by exploring some local hidden gems (plus a local favorite) or creating your own brewery tour. READ MORE
Best Places to Watch a Sunrise or Sunset on Chicago’s North ShorePosted on 08/14/2017 The sun has almost set on another summer, but there’s still time to catch a summer sunset (or sunrise) before fall is upon us. Fortunately, there are plenty of spots on the North Shore where you can view the sky as it bursts with color. Here are some of our favorite places to start or end the day. READ MORE
10 Most Instagrammable Spots on Chicago’s North ShorePosted on 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 camera or phone and visit these instagrammable spots on Chicagos North Shore. You’ll impress your Instagram followers, but better yet, you just might discover a new favorite spot right in your own backyard. READ MORE
Life’s a Beach: The Best Lakefront Areas on Chicago’s North ShorePosted on 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 hopefully many more!) of fun and relaxation on the water or in the sand. Here are our favorite lakefront areas on Chicagos North Shore. READ MORE