Home to Chicago’s Big Ten team, Northwestern University offers the North Shore’s visitors and locals a small town feel with a big town experience. Located just a short ride up the Lake Michigan coast from downtown Chicago, thriving neighborhoods like Evanston, Northbrook, and Skokie offer visitors many things to see and do.
The third-largest Holocaust museum in the world, the Illinois Holocaust Museum and Education Center, offers a humbling experience for groups and families to learn, interact, and explore. Just north of this incredible museum sits the Chicago Botanic Gardens, spreading across 385 acres on the North Shore, with 27 fabulous gardens that will make you forget you’re in the Midwest. Music lovers are drawn to popular venues in the area such as Ravinia and S.P.A.C.E, while Evanston beaches provide endless fun for families, couples, and friends.