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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

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

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

Enjoy the Winter Outdoors

12/22/2020
Invigorating expeditions across wintery landscapes perk up your spirits and energize the body. Explore diverse and marvelous views from deep woods to lakeside beach paths. Gawk at towering metal sculp... 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

Fall Features and Festivities on the North Shore

09/24/2020
Crisp Fall breezes herald a favorite, colorful season on Chicago’s North Shore. The calendar is full of fresh fun to be had out and about. Get your spooky on with a jack-o-lantern extravaganza or take... 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

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

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

5 Post Turkey Day Things To Do

11/05/2019
The turkey has been carved and the pie has been sliced — now what? After spending so much time planning for (and preparing) your family’s Thanksgiving meal, you haven’t thought much about what else to... MORE

Indoor Fun for All Ages on Chicago's North Shore

10/23/2019
When you look out the window and see rain, it can be easy to resign yourself to a day stuck indoors. However, rainy days are the perfect time to explore Chicago’s North Shore. With so many museums, th... MORE

Autumn Festivals on Chicago’s North Shore

09/06/2019
It's time to say goodbye to summer and hello to cozy sweaters, crunchy leaves, and all things pumpkin spice. Chicago's North Shore knows how to celebrate the season, and there are plenty of fall event... MORE

Say Goodbye to Summer on Chicago’s North Shore

08/07/2019
Don’t look now, but your calendar is nearing September, which means it’s almost time to say goodbye to summer. But don’t worry! There are still plenty of ways to soak up the final weeks of the season.... MORE

Where to Enjoy Outdoor Music on Chicago’s North Shore

07/08/2019
On Chicago's North Shore, we only get a handful of precious months to enjoy the outdoors, so it's best to take advantage while you can. Fortunately, there are plenty of ways to sit back and relax (or ... MORE

Ride the Waves on Chicago’s North Shore

06/13/2019
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 o... MORE

8 Family-Friendly Nights Out on the North Shore

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, t... MORE

The North Shore Celebrates Museum Month

03/20/2019
April is Museum Month on Chicago's North Shore, meaning it’s the perfect time to revisit a favorite museum in order to check out a new exhibit or discover a new museum entirely (especially on those in... MORE

Spring Break Ideas on Chicago’s North Shore

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 y... MORE

How to Spend Your Labor Day Weekend on Chicago’s North Shore

08/08/2018
Can you believe it? Labor Day weekend is almost here, marking the unofficial end of another glorious summer on Chicago’s North Shore. But, before the sun sets on one season and another rolls in, enjoy... MORE

Cool Off This Summer on Chicago’s North Shore

07/13/2018
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... MORE

How to Keep Kids Entertained on Chicago’s North Shore This Summer

06/13/2018
School’s out for summer … so now what? Take advantage of summer temps with a trip to the pool. Or let your kiddos get all of their energy out at a local sports camp or indoor adventure park. There are... MORE

Where to Take Your Summer Visitors on Chicago’s North Shore

05/18/2018
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... MORE

Plan Your Perfect Memorial Day Weekend on Chicago’s North Shore

05/04/2018
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 savo... MORE

Spring Break: Family-Friendly Fun

02/22/2018
Spring break is almost here (can you believe it?), so you’re probably thinking about ways to keep your kiddos entertained. Fortunately, there’s plenty of fun and educational things to do with little o... MORE

13 Things to Do on a Cold or Snowy Day

01/09/2018
With the holiday season behind us, it’s time for the harsh realities of winter to set in. But while it might be easy to snuggle up under a blanket and decide to never leave the house until spring arri... MORE

7 Ways to Keep Kids Entertained This Winter

01/10/2017
Winter is rough. Bitter cold temperatures keep you from venturing outside, but after a few days of hibernation, it’s easy for anyone to get restless, especially kiddos. Fortunately, Chicago’s North Sh... MORE

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