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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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A John Hughes Tour of Chicago’s North Shore Posted on 07/02/2019
Listing Photo John Hughes was the man behind some of the most beloved movies from the '80s and '90s, including "Ferris Bueller's Day Off," "The Breakfast Club," "Home Alone," and "Pretty in Pink." Many of these films also hold a special place in Chicagoans' hearts due to the fact that Hughes frequently used the North Shore for filming locations. Take a walk down memory lane — you just might be inspired to schedule a movie night soon! — and visit these spots that you’ll notice in John Hughes films.
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6 Hot Rehearsal Dinner Spots on Chicago’s North Shore Posted on 06/25/2019
Listing Photo 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!
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Check out the Mural Scene on Chicago’s North Shore Posted on 05/22/2019
Listing Photo We love museums, but you don’t have to visit one to get up close to art. That’s because there’s amazing street art to be found all across Chicago’s North Shore. From colorful geometric designs to inspirational quotes, these are the must-see murals in Skokie and Evanston (plus nearby restaurants so you can enjoy a full day of exploring).
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Where to Celebrate Cinco de Mayo on Chicago’s North Shore Posted on 04/18/2019
Listing Photo 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.
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Where to Go for Girls’ Night Out on Chicago’s North Shore Posted on 04/11/2019
Listing Photo 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.
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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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Where to Brunch on Chicago’s North Shore Posted on 03/01/2019
Listing Photo 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.
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Where to Watch March Madness on Chicago’s North Shore Posted on 02/27/2019
Listing Photo 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.
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Spring Break Ideas on Chicago’s North Shore Posted on 02/18/2019
Listing Photo 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.
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