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
Top Service Suppliers for Your Wedding DayPosted on 07/30/2019 As you plan your wedding, a lot of decisions will need to be made. From photography and invitations to flowers and dessert, it's important to find the right professionals who understand your vision. These North Shore service suppliers are all popular picks when it comes to weddings, and for good reason. They're extremely talented, offer a great product, and are committed to making your big day the best day of your life. 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 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
6 Hot Rehearsal Dinner Spots on Chicago’s North ShorePosted on 06/25/2019 By the time your big day rolls around, you and your soon-to-be spouse are sure to be ready to sit back and relax with your closest friends and family over a delicious meal and tasty drinks. And the last thing you need on your final day of singlehood is stress! So, let these restaurants take care of everything for your rehearsal dinner. From European-influenced food in Glencoe to barbecue and beer in Northbrook, there’s a spot for every couple and every size party. Cheers! 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).
Check out the Mural Scene on Chicago’s North ShorePosted on 05/22/2019 We love museums, but you don’t have to visit one to get up close to art. That’s because there’s amazing street art to be found all across Chicago’s North Shore. From colorful geometric designs to inspirational quotes, these are the must-see murals in Skokie and Evanston (plus nearby restaurants so you can enjoy a full day of exploring). 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 Make Mom Feel Special This Mother’s DayPosted on 04/30/2019 Mom deserves to be spoiled every day, but especially on Mother’s Day. Make the entire celebration as special as she is by starting with a flower delivery from one of the North Shore’s best florists before sending mom to the spa for some much-deserved pampering. Then end the day with the perfect gift, which you found at one of the area’s most unique shops. READ MORE
Unique Wedding Venues on Chicago’s North ShorePosted on 04/23/2019 Congratulations! You popped the question (or you said yes) and celebrated with friends and family. Now it’s time to start planning the big day. Finding your perfect venue can help set the tone for so many other decisions you’ll have to make, but it can feel overwhelming when tasked with finding a location that has everything on your wishlist. Fortunately, Chicago’s North Shore has a variety of unique venues, so you’re sure to find the right spot for you and your future spouse. Whether you envision a rooftop ceremony with city views or want your guests to bowl during the reception, these venues are not only gorgeous but also provide great amenities. READ MORE