Chicago’s North Shore, Illinois

The North Shore is a great place to visit and have a fantastic time!

Bordering Chicago on the shores of Lake Michigan, the North Shore is a great place to visit and have a fantastic time!

What’s there to do in Chicago’s North Shore? The answer is, plenty. Located on the stunning shores of Lake Michigan, you will discover historic architecture such as the Charles Gates Dawes House, outdoor beauty at the Chicago Botanic Garden and live entertainment at Ravinia Festival, the oldest outdoor festival in the USA.

Chicago’s North Shore is also home to the only Baha’i House of Worship in the Western Hemisphere, Baha’i Houses of Worship feature no depictions of figures of the faith, both because Baha’is avoid portraying the founders in art forms and as a sign of respect for other faiths. Baha’i temples are meant to serve as places of interfaith activity, where all people of faiths can worship God. The House of Worship is considered one of the best architectural buildings within Illinois.

Love a bit of shopping? For unique finds, the North Shore’s retail shopping districts are lined with antique stores, chic designer boutiques, speciality shops and magnificent art galleries to get your holiday gifts or to treat yourself.

With hundreds of restaurants, you won’t have to worry about finding the perfect place to eat. Whether you’re in the mood for a slice of Chicago’s famed deep-dish pizza, sizzling Mexican fajitas, or a juicy steak – you’ll find anything you fancy in Chicago’s North Shore.