Celebrate MomPosted on 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 much you care with ideas from around Chicago’s North Shore. Pampering gifts, a scrumptious meal, and a few carefully curated activities can still make the day special and warm her heart when she needs it most. Your mom will really feel the love with some of these pretty indulgences.
Virtual North ShorePosted on 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 to occupy your time. Tour historical collections from local and national perspectives, occupy the kids with stories and activities, or do some painting and crafting with expert guides in online workshops. Check your community library to find thousands of free movies and audiobooks, plus a deep well of research material for any project. Use some of this new space to expand your horizons in fresh ways. READ MORE
6 Can’t-Miss Holiday Celebrations That Will Make Your Spirits BrightPosted on 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 looking for fun things to do with family and friends this season, check out these events. You’ll be able to decorate your own gingerbread house (without worrying about clean up!), enjoy a holiday tea, and more. READ MORE
5 Post Turkey Day Things To DoPosted on 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 do during this long holiday weekend with loved ones. That’s where we come in. Here are the can’t-miss post-Thanksgiving activities that will help you make lasting memories — and walk off all that turkey. READ MORE
Indoor Fun for All Ages on Chicago's North ShorePosted on 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, theaters, and entertainment venues, there are plenty of ways to have fun while also staying nice and dry inside. Here are a few ideas for your next rainy day outing. READ MORE
Autumn Festivals on Chicago’s North ShorePosted on 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 events you’ll want to add to your calendar ASAP. Plus, all of those events are located near (or take place at) a must-visit destination where you can take in all of the autumn colors. READ MORE
Say Goodbye to Summer on Chicago’s North ShorePosted on 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. Between family-friendly activities and festivals to concerts and farmers markets, here are the best things to do before fall arrives on the North Shore. READ MORE
Where to Enjoy Outdoor Music on Chicago’s North ShorePosted on 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 get up and dance!) while listening to some of the best music both Chicagoland and the country can offer. From Grammy Award-winning acts at Ravinia to tribute bands that make sure we don't forget some classic songs, there's an outdoor concert for everyone this summer. So grab some blankets, pack a picnic, and head out to one of these nearby venues. READ MORE
Ride the Waves on Chicago’s North ShorePosted on 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 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. 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).