Best of the North Shore

Feb. 12, 2018

Guide to Summer Camps on the North Shore (Updated for 2018)

kids roasting marshmallows at summer camp

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No matter what your kid is into, there's a summer camp for him or her. Here's your handy dandy guide to day camps on Chicago's North Shore, including traditional day camps, sports camps, tech camps, theater camps and everything in between ...

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Jan. 13, 2018

Best Sledding Hills on the North Shore


We don't get a lot of snow days here in the Chicago area, but when we do, there's nothing better than an afternoon of sledding! Don't let the sub-zero temps scare you, throw on a few extra layers and head to the hills! Ok, we know in ...

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Nov. 29, 2017

Nutcracker Performances on the North Shore

It’s one of the biggest traditions of the holiday season. But sometimes finding the time to enjoy the splendor of the season can be challenging. Lucky for you, there are many enchanting productions of this holiday classic, each with their own unique spin, right here on the North Shore. But ...

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April 10, 2017

Best Brunch on the North Shore


If there is one thing that people on the North Shore take seriously, it's brunch! And who can argue? What's better than spending a leisurely morning/early afternoon dining on all of the sweet and savory treats that a serious brunch has to offer. And if you are ...

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Nov. 1, 2016

Best Caterers on the North Shore


With the holiday season gearing up, it might be time to wise up and let someone else handle the cooking so you can truly enjoy the time with loved ones and friends. Whether you’re hosting a big holiday bash or a small family gathering, and whether you need full ...

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Oct. 25, 2016

Best Donuts on the North Shore


I’ve been hearing a lot of debate recently about to where to find the best apple cider donuts and I question whether they are truly worth the 1-2 hour drive that some require.  While I do appreciate these warm, delectable treats, especially on a crisp Autumn day, I am ...

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Sept. 14, 2016

Best Chinese on the North Shore

Now we know this is a sore subject for many. Some would say that no such thing exists but after careful research, polling and taste testing, we have come up with a list that should satisfy many a craving.  It may not be Chinatown, but these come pretty darn close ...

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July 14, 2016

Best Ice Cream, Gelato and Frozen Custard on the North Shore

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You scream, I scream, we all scream for ice cream! And why not?  When it comes to a hot summer day, there is no better way to cool off then stopping by any one of these North Shore establishments to indulge yourself. But who am I kidding, it doesn’t matter ...

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June 30, 2016

Best Hiking Trails on the North Shore

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Get your water bottles filled, snacks packed and lace up your sneakers. Fingers crossed, the weather is supposed to be fantastic this weekend, so it's a great time to take in the beautiful fall foliage. Of course, all of these hikes can be enjoyed any time of year with ...

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June 24, 2016

Best Locations for Outdoor Family Portraits on the North Shore

outdoor family portrait

Yes, we’ve heard it all before…..Location, location, location. But this time we’re not talking about the perfect home.  We’re talking about the best spots to capture sacred family moments on the picturesque North Shore.  Spring is finally here (let’s hope it stays that way) so now is the perfect ...

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