Chicago's North Shore Convention & Visitors Bureau

Convention center
Guest Rooms4,500
Guest rooms at 1 hotel300 guest rooms
Special event venues
Average room rate$159.00
Daily food cost$71.00
Occupancy rate
Tax rate8%

Chicago's North Shore Convention & Visitors Bureau


Why Choose Our Destination?

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, Northbrook, Glenview and Wheeling are just 20 minutes north of Chicago’s city center, 30 minutes from O’Hare and offer value and diverse options for both the individual and group traveler. Chicago’s North Shore is quick trip on the city’s famed “el” trains and the Metra rail system. There's plenty to explore including the lakefront campus of Northwestern University, Chicago Botanic Garden, the only Baha'i House of Worship in the Western Hemisphere, the Illinois Holocaust Museum, the North Shore Center for Performing Arts, the Grosse Point Lighthouse, the Charles Dawes Gates House and three premiere shopping centers, Westfield Old Orchard, Northbrook Court and the Glen Town Center as well as the downtown shopping districts in Evanston and Winnetka. The highlight of the North Shore is Sheridan Road, a gorgeous, winding stretch of road hugging the shores of Lake Michigan and offering the most spectacular views of gracious homes, famed architecture and the bounty of nature. Chicago's North Shore Convention and Visitors Bureau is dedicated to offering you everything you need for a successful meeting or event: location, amenities, superior service, entertainment, ease of transportation and the exquisite style that is the hallmark of Chicago's North Shore. Regardless of the size of your event or your specific needs, our committed and experienced staff makes your job that much easier with our approach to "one stop shopping". We provide professional, complimentary services to the meeting professional to insure that any meeting, conference or event that takes place on the North Shore is a success from the initial planning stages through completion of the event.

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Distance from airport

  • O'Hare International Airport

    16.09 km from city center

  • Palwaukee Airport

    17.7 km from city center

  • Midway International Airport

    25.75 km from city center


Local Attractions

Downtown Evanston

Offering a unique blend of one-of-kind shops, boutiques, national retailers and diverse restaurants. You'll find apparel, furnishings, book stores, salons and plenty of places to replenish your thirst and satisfy your appetite. A fun place to wander, the walkable downtown allows you to park just once at one of our easily accessible garages and explore on foot. Or take advantage of convenient Metra or CTA.
820 Davis St., Ste. 151
Evanston, IL, US 60201

Winnetka Community House

Enriching the lives of North Shore residents, their families, visitors and friends by providing diverse educational, cultural, social and recreational opportunities for people of all ages. There's a variety of classes from ceramics to martial arts to dog obedience classes. Soccer Camp provides young players of all abilities with the opportunity to receive high-level soccer coaching from a team of international experts in their own community.
620 Lincoln Ave.
Winnetka, IL, US 60093

The Glen Town Center

This well-planned town offers beautiful shops and restaurant-lined streets reminiscent of a European town. A 10 screen movie theatre, shops including Von Maur, Hot Mama and Dick's Sporting Goods as well as restaurants unique to the North Shore including RA Sushi, Jameson's Charhouse and Ted's Montana Grill. It's also home to the Kohl Children's Museum, a leading institution for hands-on, interactive learning. A great place to stroll, shop and dine.
Patriot Blvd. at Navy Blvd.
Glenview, IL, US 60026

Wagner Farm

One of the last working dairy farms in Cook County is open to the public for recreation and learning. Explore the world of American agriculture and rural life as it existed in 1920-1950s. See how bread was made in a wood stove, take a hay ride or milk a cow. If your kids' think that milk comes in a carton and chicken comes in a package, it's time to visit. 1510 Wagner Rd. | Glenview, IL 60025 | 847-657-1506
1510 Wagner Rd.
Glenview, IL, US 60025

Northbrook Court

Located in the heart of Chicago's affluent North Shore, this complex is home to Neiman Marcus, Macy's, Lord & Taylor and a free-standing, 36,000 square foot Crate & Barrel Home Store. Also featuring BCBGMAXAZRIA, Cole Haan, CUSP, Tommy Bahama's, Louis Vuitton, Ralph Lauren, Burberry and Elizabeth Arden Red Door Spa. Dining and entertainment options include P.F. Chang's, Stir Crazy, Di Pescara, and AMC Theatres providing 14 screens.
Lake Cook Rd., and Northbrook Court Dr.
Northbrook, IL, US 60062

The Grove National Historic Landmark

Historical landmark
Covering 123 acres of ecologically diverse prairie land preserved and maintained as former home of the visionary horticulturist and educator Dr. John Kennicott who settled on this land in 1836. It offers many opportunities for educational, environmental and historical enjoyment including two historic homes; an Interpretive Center, a Native American Village, and numerous interpretive trails. A National Historic Landmark and on the National Registry of Historic Places.
1421 Milwaukee Ave.
Glenview, IL, US 60025

Westfield Old Orchard Mall

One of the Midwest's most celebrated shopping malls. With over 140 specialty stores including retail giants Bloomingdale's, Lord & Taylor, Macy's, and Nordstrom, this spectacular outdoor mall features beautiful gardens, landscaped walkways, sparkling fountains and children's play areas. McCormick and Schmick's, California Pizza Kitchen, Cheesecake Factory, and Wilde and Greene offer a superb dining option. Catch a movie at the 13 screen AMC Garden Cinema.
I-94 and Old Orchard Rd.
Skokie, IL, US 60077

Ravinia Festival

As the oldest outdoor music festival in the United States, this venue offers a series of outdoor concerts and performances held every summer from June to September. It is the summer home of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra and attracts world class performers every year from around the world. Famous for its concerts on the lawn, there are actually four separate performance spaces where audiences can experience music year-round.
200 Ravinia Park Rd.
Highland Park, IL, US 60035
Affiliated Organizations


Additional Information

Our hotels with meeting space: Crowne Plaza Chicago – Northbrook - Guest Rooms: 318 - Total Meeting Space: 15,000+ sq. ft. DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Chicago – North Shore Conference Center* - Guest Rooms: 369 - Total Meeting Space: 22,000+ sq. ft. *Adjacent to the North Shore Center for the Performing Arts in Skokie, which has a variety of unique meeting spaces. - Two theatres: - Center Theatre: 867-seat proscenium theatre used for meetings, corporate presentations and performances. This space breaks into two levels – the main floor houses a little over 500 seats and the balcony a little over 300. - Northlight Theatre: 318-seat theatre which can also be converted into an event space (7,400 sq. ft.) - Grand Lobby: Can seat up to 200 guests (8,000 sq. ft.) - Rice Rehearsal Room: Can accommodate up to 100 guests - Two conference rooms that can accommodate up to 20 people each Hampton Inn & Suites Chicago - North Shore/Skokie - Guest Rooms: 225 - Total Meeting Space: 2,800+ sq. ft. Hilton Chicago Northbrook - Guest Rooms: 248 - Total Meeting Space: 17,000+ sq. ft. Hilton Garden Inn Chicago North Shore/Evanston - Guest Rooms: 178 - Total Meeting Space: 5,800+ sq. ft. Hilton Orrington/Evanston - Guest Rooms: 269 - Total Meeting Space: 22,000+ sq. ft. Holiday Inn Chicago North Shore (Skokie) - Guest Rooms: 244 - Total Meeting Space: 20,000+ sq. ft. Renaissance Chicago North Shore Hotel - Guest Rooms: 385 - Total Meeting Space: 22,000+ sq. ft. Sheraton Chicago Northbrook Hotel - Guest Rooms: 161 - Total Meeting Space: 2,000+ sq. ft. The Westin Chicago North Shore - Guest Rooms: 412 - Total Meeting Space: 40,000+ sq. ft. Wyndham Glenview Suites - Guest Rooms: 253 - Total Meeting Space: 12,000+ sq. ft. *Maximum Hotel Meeting Space: 40,000+ sq. ft. *Total Committable Hotel Sleeping Rooms Peak/Per Night = 300


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