Explore Chicago's North Shore

Click a neighborhood below to explore what each has to offer. Or browse below for local treasures around the area.

The Silo (Gluten-Free Pizza!)
625 Rockland Rd, Lake Bluff, IL 60044
(847) 234-6660

We could argue for days about the best pizza in the Chicagoland area, but when you are looking for gluten-free pizza, The Silo is tops! Call them for details and make sure to check out their website for current coupons and deals.

Chicago Botanic Garden
1000 Lake Cook Road, Glencoe, IL 60022
(847) 835-5440

The Botanic Garden offers 385-acres of natural beauty with both indoor and outdoor gardens for you to explore. For a fun adventure, hop on your bikes and take the Green Bay bike trail down the lake shore or the McCory bike trail (further West) to the Botanic Gardens. Pack a lunch and spend the day!

Highland Park, IL 60035
(847) 266-5100

The Ravinia Festival is THE place to relax and enjoy a beautiful summer evening. The outdoor concert series features musical acts ranging from opera and classical guitar to pop, jazz, Motown and everything in between and is the summer home of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra. Where else can you catch a Jethro Tull or Crosby, Stills and Nash show with your old college gang and then head back for a Counting Crows show with your whole family?! Don't forget to pack a picnic blanket, a bottle of wine (or two!) and your favorite meal. Take the Ravinia Park stop off the Union Pacific North Line Metra for a quick and painless arrival.

Wildfire Restaurant
Lincolnshire, Glenview and more in the Chicago Metro area
Known for their steaks, chops and seafood, Wildfire is one of my favorite restaurants. I love LOVE love the Wildfire Chopped Salad. I must admit, when I'm running late for dinner, I pick up a few chopped salads and a loaf of bread, and viola! Dinner for the whole family. Want to Carry Out from the Lincolnshire location? Call (847) 279-7900. Want Carry Out from Glenview? Call (847) 657-6363. For delivery from both locations, call the Take-out Taxi: (847) 882-2525.

Old Orchard Shopping Mall
Skokie Blvd. & Old Orchard Rd., Skokie, IL 60077
Some people live to shop and others shop to live. No matter which category you fit into, Old Orchard Mall is the prime location to do it. Because the mall is outdoors, you can shop and never feel like you're wasting a beautiful summer day.

Kohl Children's Museum
2100 Patriot Boulevard, Glenview, IL 60026
(847) 832-6600

This is the perfect place to bring the little ones in your life for some fun and educational play! The musuem is geared toward the 8 and under crowd, with loads of hands-on activities to engage the whole family.