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
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.
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
Where to Take Your Summer Visitors on Chicago’s North Shore Posted on 05/18/2018 Summer is a great time to visit Chicago’s North Shore, so you should be prepared for frequent guests. Fortunately, that’s easy thanks to these must-visit destinations. Want to enjoy the great outdoors? You can! Want to get out of the heat and into a world-class museum? You can! Want to listen to amazing music under the stars? You can! Read on to start creating your perfect summer itinerary. 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