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Spring Break Staycation Posted on 03/16/2020
Listing Photo 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 health authorities.
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Keep Your New Year Resolutions Going Strong Posted on 02/27/2020
Listing Photo OK, it’s a few weeks into the new year. How are your resolutions for 2020 coming along? Don’t get discouraged if you haven’t made much progress. Or, if you barely got started in the first place. Maybe you vowed to spend more quality time with the family, take better care of yourself or up your fitness game. Don’t fret! The North Shore’s got your back to help you follow through on those good intentions. Re-energize with acrobatics or amino acids. Mix things up with bocce ball or pickleball. Make time in your day for a swim or some retail therapy. Check out some of these ideas to get creative and tackle those goals with renewed gusto.
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6 Can’t-Miss Holiday Celebrations That Will Make Your Spirits Bright Posted on 11/27/2019
Listing Photo 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.
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Holiday Shopping Guide Posted on 11/15/2019
Listing Photo 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 eccentric aunt. Fortunately, Chicago’s North Shore is home to amazing shopping centers and downtown districts offering everything from large department stores to neighborhood boutiques, so you’ll be able to find everything you need in no time. Here are just a few of the best spots to visit this shopping season.
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5 Post Turkey Day Things To Do Posted on 11/05/2019
Listing Photo 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.
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Visit One of the Midwest’s Top College Towns Posted on 09/18/2019
Listing Photo In 2018, Livability named Evanston one of the Top 100 Best Places to Live, and it's clear why. With a variety of museums and attractions, beautiful beaches, and some of Chicagoland's best restaurants, Evanston is not only a great place to live, but also a great place to visit. Plus, it's home to Northwestern University, which was recently named the No. 9 school in U.S. News & World Report's 2020 Best College list. That means world-class speakers and events regularly come to town as well.
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No Car? No Problem! Posted on 08/16/2019
Listing Photo 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.
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Where to Go on a North Shore Summer Shopping Spree Posted on 07/18/2019
Listing Photo 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.
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A Local’s Guide to Visiting Chicago’s North Shore in the Spring Posted on 04/04/2019
Listing Photo 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.
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A Bookworm’s Guide to the North Shore: Where to Buy Books and the Best Places to Read Them Posted on 03/14/2019
Listing Photo 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 — it’s the perfect time to do just that. Fortunately, Chicago’s North Shore is filled with local bookstores brimming with books, both the hottest new reads that everyone is talking about and can’t-miss classics. Plus, the North Shore is filled with coffee shops where you can not only indulge in some reading material, but also a hot drink (and maybe a treat, too).
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