Next time you’re visiting Chicago, visit the charming areas of Skokie and Evanston.
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You’ll see a different side of the Windy City when you visit Skokie and Evanston.
Go east through Evanston to find Gillson Park, which overlooks Lake Michigan. There you’ll find a variety of beach and water activities, like swimming, building sandcastles, volleyball, and waterskiing. Wind south down the coastline to visit Lighthouse Beach, which features Grosse Point Lighthouse, built in 1873. The lighthouse is fully automated, but you can take a tour of the old structure and learn about the lives of its former keepers, and the many shipwrecks they prevented.
After a quiet trip to the seashore, head inland into Skokie and explore its Northshore Sculpture Park. There, you can wind through 3 km of various sculptures, including horses, trees, and everything in between. All this quiet beauty might leave you ready for some live entertainment, so take in a show at the North Shore Center for the Performing Arts. This hot spot is teeming with locals, and you’ll get a real impression of Skokie and its inhabitants. If you’re visiting in May, you can’t miss the Skokie Festival of Cultures, a free event where you can tour dozens of different cultures via food, dance, games, and shopping.
After a long day of play in the suburbs, head back to your hotel in Evanston, Illinois, or in Skokie. Use the hotel’s Wi-Fi to figure out your itinerary for the next day, and to check in with the folks back home. If you’re staying at one of the local bed and breakfasts, you might have a special treat waiting for you in the form of a roaring fireplace and a delicious breakfast with your fellow travellers.
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