Nothing compares to the unsurpassed beauty and distinctive charm of Chicago's North Shore. Bordering Chicago, along the glorious shores of Lake Michigan, the inviting communities of Evanston, Skokie, Wilmette and Northbrook are just 20 minutes north of Chicago's city center and truly offer something for everyone!
Rich in performing arts (the North Shore Center for Performing Arts in Skokie is a must!), cultural attractions and recreational activities, Chicago's North Shore also prides itself on its award winning restaurants, five-star shopping and world-class hotel accommodations (from moderately priced vintage inns to luxurious king-sized suites). Its breathtaking beaches, spectacular parks, gorgeous tree-lined streets and vibrant urban-inspired downtown areas welcome thousands of people year round.
Whether you're visiting for business or pleasure, an abundance of unique offerings await you on Chicago's North Shore! You may want to start with a leisurely stroll through Northwestern University's ivy-lined campus and then visit a neighborhood cafï¿½ or browse the numerous shops in downtown Evanston. If you continue north, do so by taking a relaxing drive along the region's famed Sheridan Road, which actually hugs the lake front. This gorgeous, winding stretch of road offers the most spectacular views of gracious homes, famed architecture, and the bounty of nature.
While visiting the North Shore, make a point to see Wilmette's Bahai House of Worship, an architectural wonder like no other in the world or visit the Chicago Botanic Garden where you can explore dozens of natural gardens from the brightly colored whimsical to the peaceful, subtle and serene. If you're in town with children, you won't want to miss the Skokie Northshore Sculpture Park features with an outstanding exhibition of large-scale contemporary sculpture in a beautifully landscaped, easily accessible setting. The Exploritorium (also in Skokie) features an art center, a computer lab and other exciting exhibits just for kids.
If shopping is your passion Chicago's North Shore is the place for you! World-class shopping centers (Westfield Old Orchard and Northbrook Court) are retail favorites, while the downtown communities of Evanston and Wilmette offer cosmopolitan boutiques with genuine neighborhood flair.
And, after a full day of exploring the magic of Chicago's North Shore, you're sure to build up an appetite! Whether you're in the mood for a slice of Chicago's famed deep-dish pizza, a Chicago style hot dog or a five-course meal expertly prepared by an award-winning chef, Chicago's North shore has unlimited dining.
A spectacular lakefront, a convenient location, world-class amenities, attractions galore and affordable accommodations. Come see for yourself why visitors marvel at the magnificence of Chicago's North Shore!