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
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
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.
Where to Celebrate Cinco de Mayo on Chicago’s North ShorePosted on 04/18/2019 Contrary to popular belief, Cinco de Mayo is not Mexico's Independence Day, but actually a celebration in honor of Mexico's victory in the Battle of Puebla against France in 1862. This year, Cinco de Mayo falls on a Sunday, making it the perfect way to end your weekend and celebrate Mexican culture by gathering with good friends over delicious food and drinks. Fortunately for us, Chicago's North Shore is home to a variety of restaurants serving authentic Mexican cuisine in cool locales. Start planning your May 5 celebration at one of these restaurants. READ MORE
Where to Go for Girls’ Night Out on Chicago’s North ShorePosted on 04/11/2019 After a stressful week, it’s best to spend a fun night with your closest friends. Whether you’re hosting girlfriends from out of town and want to show off the area you call home or simply haven’t seen your local pals in a while, Chicago’s North Shore has plenty to offer for your next girls’ night out. From cooking classes to wine tastings, here are some of the best things to do with your girlfriends. READ MORE
A Local’s Guide to Visiting Chicago’s North Shore in the SpringPosted on 04/04/2019 Spring is an ideal time to come and explore Chicago's North Shore — you (finally!) don't have to worry about packing your winter gear and the weather is just about perfect for spending the entire day outside. That's why we want to make sure you enjoy every aspect of your visit, even if you're a local looking to discover a new favorite spot. Here we have paired five activities with a nearby restaurant so that instead of planning, all you have to worry about is enjoying your day with those you love. READ MORE
Where to Brunch on Chicago’s North ShorePosted on 03/01/2019 After a long week at work, there’s nothing better than catching up with friends and family over delicious breakfast food. And if you can sleep in a little bit before you go, even better! Brunch is a must on the weekend, and you don’t have to travel far to get some delicious fare. From eggs and pancakes, to more traditional lunch items (if you’re not feeling breakfast anymore), here are some of the best brunch spots on the North Shore. READ MORE
Where to Watch March Madness on Chicago’s North ShorePosted on 02/27/2019 It’s that time of year again, when the best college basketball teams in the country compete for one exciting, unpredictable month. Whether or not your team made the cut, you’ll probably be watching, so you’re in need of a place filled with good food and big screen TVs, plus enough room for all of your fellow fans, where you can catch all the action. Fortunately, these restaurants and bars on Chicago’s North Shore will keep the good times rolling even after your bracket gets busted.
Spring Break Ideas on Chicago’s North ShorePosted on 02/18/2019 Believe it or not, spring will be here before we know it. Although we're still dreaming of heading outside for the day without having to bundle up to do so, now is the perfect time to start planning your spring break on Chicago's North Shore. Whether you're looking for ways to keep kiddos entertained or want to spend some quality time with your significant other, there's plenty to do and eat all break long. Book your hotel now in Glenview, Northbrook, or another surrounding suburb so you can be centrally located to these destinations and activities. READ MORE
Hot Restaurants to Explore During North Shore Restaurant MonthPosted on 01/25/2019 North Shore Restaurant Month is back and better than ever! This February*, some of the North Shore’s best restaurants will be offering can’t-miss dining deals and prix fixe menus perfect for those days and nights when you want to celebrate, hang out with friends and family, or simply don’t want to cook. All you have to do is show your server this page on your phone and you’ll be dining in no time. Read on to find some of this year’s best deals, and find a complete list of participating restaurants here. READ MORE