Chicago's North Shore

Chicago's North ShoreBordering the City of Chicago along Lake Michigan, Chicago’s North Shore boasts a scenic byway along the lakefront and is rich in natural beauty and homes and gardens of distinction. Proud home to Northwestern UniversityRaviniaChicago Botanic Garden, the only Baha’i House of Worship in the Western Hemisphere, the Illinois Holocaust MuseumGrosse Point Lighthouse, the North Shore Center for the Performing Arts in Skokie and the Charles Gates Dawes House which houses the Evanston Historical Society.  To learn more and plan your visit,

Creative Crossing

No art experience required! Create your own festive, whimsical masterpiece at Pinot’s Palette in Glenview or at Bottle and Bottega in Evanston.

Baha’i House of Worship

Get ready to be amazed by the grandeur and beauty of the Baha’i House of Worship, one of only seven Baha’i temples in the world and the only one in North America. The oldest surviving and largest Baha’i Temple in the world features an auditorium with walls of lace-like ornamentation and 135-foot dome.

The Levere Memorial Temple

Evanston, home to Northwestern University, is a cultural hot spot. Visit the renowned Mary and Leigh Block Museum of Art, the fine arts museum of Northwestern University. Next, you’ll want to visit to The Levere Memorial Temple, a memorial to Sigma Alpha Epsilon members who lost their lives in the war.

Shopping in downtown Evanston

Chicago’s North Shore is home to some of the most stunning shopping centers in the Midwest. Westfield Old Orchard is an open-air, upscale shopping center with gorgeous landscaping and more than 170 premier stores.

Gardens Galore

One of the premier tourist attractions in all of Chicagoland, the Chicago Botanic Garden is not only a beautiful place to visit but is also known as one of the world’s great living museums and conservation science centers.

Illinois Holocaust Museum

The largest of its kind in the Midwest, the Illinois Holocaust Museum and Education Center was designed by renowned architect Stanley Tigerman utilizing architecture itself to stir the emotions associated with the Holocaust and to provoke thought and introspection.

Culinary Adventure

Spice House is known around the world for having the highest quality of spices and herbs. Hear from second-generation spice merchants about the special work that goes into hand selecting and preparing spices and herbs. Next, pay a visit to Old Town Oil and sample imported 100% Extra Virgin Olive Oil and aged balsamic vinegar from all over the world.

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