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
Where to Go on a North Shore Summer Shopping Spree Posted on 07/18/2019 It's time to plan your next shopping spree! Whether you want to update your wardrobe for a new season, need to find a perfect birthday gift, or could simply use a little retail therapy, summer is a great time to shop ‘til you drop. Plus, you’ll get to explore the North Shore while you do. So grab your friends or summer guests and head out to these must-visit shopping destinations. 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
Hot Sales to Check Out During the North Shore’s Clean SweepPosted on 12/20/2018 If you didn’t get that one gift you were dreaming of in December don’t fret because the best sales of the season are still to come! From Jan. 10-12, look for the Clean Sweep Sale sticker at stores on Chicago's North Shore and you’ll know exactly where to find amazing deals on a variety of items like clothes and home accessories. Here are just a few of the incredible offerings you won’t want to miss. READ MORE
Holiday Gift Guide: Where to Shop and What to Get for Everyone on Your ListPosted on 11/29/2018 You’ve finally finished those Thanksgiving leftovers and holiday music has taken over the radio, which only means one thing: It’s time to find that perfect gift for everyone on your holiday shopping list. But don’t worry — Chicago’s North Shore is filled with both small boutiques and large shopping centers, all ready to help you find unique presents for your nearest and dearest. So start planning your next shopping trip and you’ll be thinking about wrapping paper and bows in no time. READ MORE
7 Stores to Explore This Small Business SaturdayPosted on 11/14/2018 Small Business Saturday was created in 2010 as a way to encourage people to shop local and support their community's businesses on the Saturday after Thanksgiving. This year, on Nov. 24, get out and start your holiday shopping by visiting the local businesses that make our community strong. Shopping local keeps money and jobs in our communities, makes our towns unique, and gives shoppers access to better and more personalized customer service. Below, find just a few of the amazing shops and boutiques that make up Chicago’s North Shore. Stop by to find everything from books and toys to pet products and handcrafted furniture. READ MORE
Plan a Perfect Fall Day Around Chicago’s North ShorePosted on 10/11/2018 Fall might be the most perfect time to explore Chicago’s North Shore — temperatures are just right and nature’s changing colors add a gorgeous backdrop to your day. If you’re ready to discover everything the area has to offer, we’ve created four different itineraries for you to enjoy, all that include activities and a meal. Whether you try one or all four, show us your favorite spots using #chicagonorthshore on Instagram for a chance to be featured on our page! READ MORE
4 Best Sidewalk Sales to Shop This Summer on Chicago’s North Shore Posted on 06/29/2018 When the weather is nice, do you want to spend all your time inside? Of course not! You want to soak in the sunshine and enjoy cool summer breezes. Fortunately, you can take advantage of sunny days and do a little shopping thanks to a variety of sidewalk sales taking place throughout Chicago’s North Shore this month. Mark the following dates in your calendar because you won’t want to miss these hot deals, family friendly activities, and more. READ MORE
Where to Shop This Holiday SeasonPosted on 12/12/2017 We all want to find that perfect gift for everyone on our list, and fortunately, Chicago’s North Shore is filled with shops that make it easy to do just that. From appliances and home goods that make life a little bit easier to the latest in fashion and toys, these businesses will help you find everything you’re looking for (and even help wrap and deliver!) so you can get back to the best part of the season — spending quality time with family and friends.
Where to Shop this Small Business SaturdayPosted on 11/10/2017 Small Business Saturday takes place every year on the Saturday after Thanksgiving. According to Entrepreneur, buying local helps improve your local economy, keeps your community unique and even improves your health. Plus, as Huffington Post points out, it’s better for the environment.
Here on Chicago’s North Shore, there are plenty of local businesses to support, selling everything from toys and books to wine and even baked goods for your pets. So whether you’re looking for that perfect gift for a special someone or want to treat yourself, head out to these shops on the Saturday after Thanksgiving (and keep going back throughout the year!).