A wonderful meeting destination located mere minutes from downtown Chicago, Chicago North Shore is a spectacular lakefront region boasting the very best in shopping, dining, lodging, recreation, and the arts. The region's communities include Evanston, Skokie, Northbrook, Glenview, and Prospect Heights. Evanston is known for its sandy beaches, historic mansions, and more than 80 parks and playgrounds; it is also home to the acclaimed Northwestern University. Popular amongst outdoor enthusiasts, Glenview is home to Gallery Park, Lake Glenview, Air Station Prairie, and Wagner Farm, as well as fantastic antique shops and a Town Center with shops, entertainment, and dining. The vibrant community of Northbrook features a charming downtown, award-winning cafes, the stunning Chicago Botanic Garden, and Northbrook Court, one of the premier shopping destinations in the Chicago area. The nearest suburb to O'Hare International Airport, Skokie is a shopping, dining, and entertaining center, home to the Westfield Old Orchard outdoor mall, Skokie Northshore Sculpture Park, and a variety of ethnic dining options.
Chicago North Shore attractions range from a working farm to peaceful lagoons. Located in Glenview, Wagner Farm is a genuine American farm, dedicated to education and recreation. The 18.6-acre farm enables guests to explore the world of agriculture and rural life from the 1920s to 1950s, as well as tour the Heritage Center, visit a restored farmhouse and barn, and view chickens, cows, draft horses, and pigs. Combining recreation with large-scale contemporary sculpture, the Skokie Northshore Sculpture Park is home to 60 sculptures among paved walking and biking paths and picnic spots. Visitors can take in professional bicycle racing or take their own spin at the Ed Rudolph Velodrome in Northbrook. The seven interconnected Skokie Lagoons are known for their calm waters and wildlife refuge setting, perfect for biking, fishing, boating, and birding. Visitors to Evanston are welcome to tour the historic Northwestern University campus. Sitting along the shores of Lake Michigan, the campus is home to more than 150 interesting sites and features, such as the University Library and The Arch, as well as a number of cultural venues.
Chicago North Shore's culinary scene is as varied and interesting as its communities. Travel to Skokie's Libertad for Nuevo Latino small plates or visit Evanston's Bistro Bordeaux for authentic French fare. Di Pescara in Northbrook serves a range of traditional Italian specialties with modern touches. Located within the Hilton Chicago/Northbrook, Allgauer's on the Riverfront serves American fare with an eclectic flair.