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Where to Find the Best Sunrise Views (and Breakfast Treats) on Chicago’s North Shore Posted on 05/14/2020
Listing Photo “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.
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Socially Distant Outdoor Activities Posted on 03/30/2020
Listing Photo 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!
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Visit One of the Midwest’s Top College Towns Posted on 09/18/2019
Listing Photo 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.
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Ride the Waves on Chicago’s North Shore Posted on 06/13/2019
Listing Photo 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.
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Best Places on Chicago’s North Shore to Take Engagement or Wedding Photos Posted on 05/29/2019
Listing Photo 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.
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What and Where to Eat This Memorial Day Posted on 05/10/2019
Listing Photo 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.
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5 Ways to Cool Off This Summer on Chicago’s North Shore Posted on 07/13/2018
Listing Photo 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.
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Where to Take Your Summer Visitors on Chicago’s North Shore Posted on 05/18/2018
Listing Photo 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.
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Plan Your Perfect Memorial Day Weekend on Chicago’s North Shore Posted on 05/04/2018
Listing Photo 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.
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Best Places to Watch a Sunrise or Sunset on Chicago’s North Shore Posted on 08/14/2017
Listing Photo 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.
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