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Go Shop: Winnetka, Glencoe, Northfield

09/30/2021
Every town along the North Shore is brimming with charming shopping areas that make for a lovely day out. Need a new outfit for a special event? How about finding that perfect trinket for an upcoming ... MORE

North Shore Do List October 2021

09/22/2021
The crispness in the air this season starts to have a welcome snap like biting into a bright red apple. Stay out and play throughout October on the North Shore with family-friendly fests, art galore, ... MORE

Go Shop: Something for Everyone in Evanston

09/02/2021
With its beautiful beachfront parks along Lake Michigan, incredible dining options and notable architecture of area mansions and Northwestern University, Evanston in one of the most vibrant communitie... MORE

North Shore Do List July 2021

06/17/2021
Revel in that glorious open air. It’s time to step out and celebrate with friends and family and make new memories at these unique summer events across the North Shore. Marvel at the beauty of the nat... MORE

Your Guide to the North Shore’s Best Burgers 

06/10/2021
From its meteoric rise to fame at the 1904 World’s Fair, the seemingly humble hamburger now inspires cravings that put us on the hunt to find the best between the bun. Thick or thin patties of juicy p... MORE

Brew Pub Guide

05/25/2021
Time to toast life and get a taste of the tantalizing collection of brew pubs across the North Shore. Every joint has a different atmosphere and an intriguing selection of craft beer for the aficionad... MORE

Mother’s Day Gifts, Goodies & Events

04/27/2021
Mother’s Day is the way we celebrate and thank our moms (and grandmas and aunties!) for everything they do. This special day and spring go hand in hand with the profusion of flowers and garden walks, ... MORE

Easter Eats and Treats on the North Shore

03/25/2021
Birdsong, bunny rabbits and blooms bursting on the scene can only mean the Easter season is upon us. What better way to celebrate spring than with oodles of chocolate goodies, colorful treats and sump... MORE

Top Coffee Spots on the North Shore

03/18/2021
Frothy cappuccinos, smooth espresso shots, or seasonal beverage twists heaped with whipped cream and colorful sprinkles. Vibrant and taste-making local coffeehouses across the North Shore have got the... MORE

Time to Plan Your North Shore Staycation

02/24/2021
The little luxuries make all the difference when you enjoy these top-notch accommodations — and nearby attractions — across Chicago’s North Shore. Lush hotels with all the amenities and family-friendl... MORE

Retail Therapy on Chicago’s North Shore

02/18/2021
Refresh your look, spruce up the homestead and nail gift giving in the hottest spots for shopping. North Shore retailers are passionate about bringing you quality merchandise and a delightful shopping... MORE

Soup’s On! Tasty Bowls from the North Shore

02/11/2021
As the steam rises from a bowl of piping hot soup, your senses are primed for the smell, the heat, the look and the taste of a delicious wintertime staple. Warm up your belly and put a smile on your m... MORE

Pizza Party on the North Shore

01/28/2021
Pizza rules as America’s most popular comfort food. Which means it’s always a great time for an old-fashioned pizza party. Expand your horizons and try out a new soon-to-be favorite with traditional o... MORE

Hot Chocolate Every Which Way on the North Shore

01/20/2021
Chocolatey, warm, and sweet. Wrapping your mitts or mittens around a mug of hot cocoa is one of winter’s finest features. You can cozy up with classic hot cocoa to go, switch it up with new flavors, o... MORE

Get Cozy on the North Shore

01/14/2021
Whether it’s blustery or bright, embrace all things cozy with fun activities, snuggly clothing, and treats to warm your belly and your heart. You can get artsy with an online class, find a sweater tha... MORE

Finest French Fries Across the North Shore

12/16/2020
You say “potato.” I say “potat-OH!” When the mouth-watering craving for some crispy, golden French Fries hits you, the quest is on for that iconic flavor. Chicago’s North Shore can deliver classic sid... MORE

North Shore Holiday Gift Guide for Kids

12/08/2020
As anticipation for the season fills the air, discover distinctive presents for kids of all ages in these North Shore treasure troves. Children, grandchildren, nieces, and nephews will be wowed when c... MORE

North Shore Holiday Gift Guide

11/22/2020
Shopping for the grown-ups on your holiday list is a breeze in the enticing shops on the North Shore. Surprise a sibling with the latest cool gadget, your bestie with adorable home décor, and your sig... MORE

Fall and Winter Outdoor Dining Options on the North Shore

11/17/2020
Extend your family’s outdoor dining season with cozy heaters, tents, and even igloos. You can savor a patio lunch by day or trot out your ski fashions and sledding outfit to dine al fresco at location... MORE

Celebrate Thanksgiving on the North Shore

11/11/2020
Fill your Thanksgiving table with all the bounty of the season…and none of the stress. Our North Shore restaurants have cooked up some amazing dinner packages that will wow your family. Giving thanks ... MORE

Delicious Apple and Pumpkin Favorites on the North Shore

10/07/2020
Your nose knows Fall is in full swing when the apple cider and pumpkin spice aromas greet you at every turn. Find fresh flavors and harvest favorites as eateries across the North Shore serve up season... MORE

Legends of the North Shore

10/01/2020
Local legends gain their reputations based on consistently delivering quality service, food and home/fashion/gift goodies for years…and years! You know when you want that one special thing. And you kn... MORE

Date Ideas on Chicago’s North Shore

09/16/2020
Looking for some romantic restaurant ideas? If you want to know where to go on a first date, a special occasion (anniversaries, birthdays), or a couples date night sans kiddos, Chicago’s North Shore s... MORE

Spice Up Your Week with a North Shore Taco Crawl

08/25/2020
Are you or have you ever been… taco loco? You don’t have to limit your taco obsession to Tuesdays. With the grande options of these tasty handheld delights all over Chicago’s North Shore, why not hit ... MORE

Fantastic al Fresco Dining on the North Shore

08/03/2020
Here on Chicago's North Shore we can't get enough of dining al fresco in the warmer months. Whether it's date night with your special someone, brunch with your best pals or lunch with the family, we'v... MORE

Prettiest Patios on the North Shore

07/20/2020
Embracing summer by dining al fresco on one of our glorious Chicago’s North Shore patios is not only tradition, but perhaps a birthright of Midwestern living. We might love having a variety of seasons... MORE

Let’s Get Shopping: Retail Returns on Chicago’s North Shore

06/29/2020
Retail stores are gently opening their doors across Chicago’s North Shore to welcome you back for in-person shopping. Scads of shops are ready to help you update your wardrobe, outfit the home, or gra... MORE

North Shore Bakery Tour

06/17/2020
Fancy a bagel and a schmear first thing in the morning? Maybe you’re on a quest to find the perfect scone. Or, your dinner menu needs an organic artisanal country loaf to compliment the meal. Chicago’... MORE

Fresh Air and Fresh Food at Local Farmers Markets

06/09/2020
Peppers, pansies, and pastries, oh my! There’s no place like your local farmer’s market. Freshly picked, in-season produce is at its peak in flavor and nutrition when you get food straight from the pe... MORE

Recipes from Chicago’s North Shore

05/27/2020
Need to amp up your recipe repertoire? If you’ve been cooking up a storm lately, mix up your menus with tasty new dishes compliments of some fantastic restaurants on Chicago’s North Shore. The dozen r... MORE

Where to Find the Best Sunrise Views (and Breakfast Treats) on Chicago’s North Shore

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... MORE

Celebrate Mom

05/04/2020
Time to show the mamas some love and gratitude this Mother’s Day, May 10. Even if a big brunch outing or shopping caper won’t be on the calendar this spring, you can find lots of ways to show Mom how ... MORE

Making a Difference: North Shore Businesses Give Back

04/28/2020
Just as signs of spring are popping up, signs of hope and kindness are emerging across our community, too. Many of our neighborhood businesses across Chicago’s North Shore jumped in as the crisis was ... MORE

Virtual North Shore

04/07/2020
Rising to the growing call for more ways to learn, create, and entertain from home, Chicago’s North Shore museums, libraries, and other organizations have scads of free options for you and your family... MORE

Happy Hour at Home

03/30/2020
Cheers! In this new world of staying in, local laws are relaxed (at least for now) so that Chicago North Shore restaurants and drinkeries can sell packaged beer and liquor to go. Time to party…on the ... MORE

Where to Find the Best Bacon on Chicago’s North Shore

03/23/2020
Mmmmm. Bacon. Few tastes illicit the same mouth-watering response and deep devotion as bacon and the many tasty combos it inspires. With carry-out and curbside pickup options available from some of ou... MORE

Spring Break Staycation

03/16/2020
Sticking close to home and looking for ways to stay entertained this spring? Check out some of our ideas on how to experience the North Shore community while abiding by the recommendations of public h... MORE

6 Can’t-Miss Holiday Celebrations That Will Make Your Spirits Bright

11/27/2019
Too often we can become overwhelmed by the holiday season — so many gifts, so many parties — when really this should be a time to enjoy with loved ones and reflect on another year gone by. If you’re l... MORE

Holiday Shopping Guide

11/15/2019
Believe it or not, it’s time to start making those holiday shopping lists — remember to check them twice — and begin heading out to stores to find that perfect gift for everyone from your kids to your... MORE

Where to Go on a North Shore Summer Shopping Spree

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 gr... MORE

A Bookworm’s Guide to the North Shore: Where to Buy Books and the Best Places to Read Them

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 ... MORE

Evanston Gallery Tour

12/13/2018
If you haven’t explored the vibrant art scene of Chicago’s North Shore, the start of a new year is the perfect time to do so. Whether you’re interested in purchasing art for your home, exploring an ex... MORE

Holiday Gift Guide: Where to Shop and What to Get for Everyone on Your List

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 l... MORE

7 Stores to Explore This Small Business Saturday

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 s... MORE

Plan a Perfect Fall Day Around Chicago’s North Shore

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 everyth... MORE

Where to Find the Best Barbecue on Chicago’s North Shore

08/07/2018
When it comes to summer food, there’s nothing better than barbecue. And while it’s always fun to fire up the grill and invite some friends over for a little backyard fun, sometimes a day just calls fo... MORE

4 Best Sidewalk Sales to Shop This Summer on Chicago’s North Shore

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 an... MORE

Shop Local and Support These North Shore Businesses

11/21/2016
Whether you want to improve your local economy or are looking for more personalized service, there are many benefits to shopping local. And on Chicago’s North Shore, there are plenty of ways to do so.... MORE

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