Secret Chicago Shore

Venture beyond the city limits for dining, shopping, cultural events, and―no kidding―fabulous beaches.

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Bob Stefko

Abundant Activities

Visitors can travel the North Shore on a day trip, but there’s plenty to do if you have a weekend or a full vacation. From Chicago’s city limits, Sheridan Road winds through Evanston, Wilmette, Kenilworth, Winnetka, Glencoe, Highland Park, Lake Forest, and Lake Bluff―the waterfront towns that lead nearly to Wisconsin. To fully explore the area, Evanston makes an ideal base.

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29 Delicious Salads

Our best and most flavorful salad recipes play more than just a supporting role, they are the star of the table.

Grilled Tuna Salad Nicoise