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Illinois Beach Resort and Conference Center
Nestled along the coastline of Lake Michigan on 4,100 acres of natural beauty in a protected state park, the Illinois Beach Resort and Conference Center will sweep you away from the hustle and bustle of metropolitan life and into a scenic paradise. The resort is the only hotel in the state of Illinois located directly on Lake Michigan. Many of the 92 guestrooms and suites, have lakeviews. We also offer 12,000 square feet of meeting and event space, a full-service restaurant and lounge, a full-service health club and Jacuzzi.
Country Inn & Suites - Zion
This hotel features cozy accommodations, an award-winning breakfast buffet and great rates. This smoke-free hotel is an ideal destination for business and leisure travelers alike. When it's time to relax, guests at the hotel enjoy a heated indoor pool, spa, on-site fitness center (7am-10pm) and game room. Additional amenities include laundry facilities and free Internet access. Children under 18 stay free with an adult. Located along the shores of beautiful Lake Michigan, this Six Flags Great American hotel is a great option for a vacation or business trip. The hotel is less than one mile from tpristine shoreline, and is likewise convenient to great shopping, dining and golf in the area.
Shepherd's Crook Golf Course
This 18-hole, par 72 public golf facility, designed by Keith Foster, opened in August, 1999 and has earned rave reviews as a course that is both challenging and exciting to play. Its design reflects the golden era of golf course architecture of the 1920's and 30's with bentgrass fairways, tees, and greens. Individuals, tournaments and golf outings welcome. Enjoy a sandwich and beverage in the full service clubhouse grill or enjoy refreshments on the veranda overlooking the 9th and 18th holes. The Eden Room is also available for events, golf outings and banquets, please call for more information.
City of Zion - Shiloh Park
Whether it’s by offering wholesome programs, activities and special events, by providing enjoyable facilities or by preserving the aesthetic beauty of the community, the sole purpose of Zion Park District is the enrichment of lives.
Illinois Beach State Park
Stretching leisurely for 6 1/2 miles along the sandy shore of Lake Michigan, this 4160-acre park is recognized for its geological structure, unique flora, spectacular beauty and recreational opportunities for swimming, boating, hiking, picnicking, biking,
The residence of the founder of the City of Zion, Dr. John Alexander Dowie, is a stately 23-room mansion that was built in 1901-02 and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
Illinois Beach Resort & Conference Center
Resort located on the shores of Lake Michigan. 92 guestrooms and suites, many with Lakeviews. 12,000 square feet of Meeting and Event space. Full-service Restaurant and Lounge serving Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner. Full-service Health Club with heated
Illnois Beach Resort and Conference
92 total rooms. Four suites. Indoor pool. On-site health club. Room service. Two bonfire pits, sand volleyball court,seasonal tent, private beach, bike rentals. Located near Gurnee Mills, Six Flags Great America, Naval Station Great Lakes, located in state park
The Inn at Market Square
An 84 room hotel located in the heart of downtown Zion, within walking distance of the Cancer Treatment Center of America, 1/2 mile from Zion Solutions, and only 15 minutes from NTC Great Lakes. The hotel offers a selection of King and Queen rooms, Extended Stay Suites with fully equipped kitchens, as well as King Suites with separate living and sleeping areas, custom linens and Decor, Business Center, Meeting and Training Rooms, Large (250 person) Banquet Hall. All rooms are equipped with a refrigerator, microwave, coffeemaker and flat panel TV.
North Point Marina - Lake Michigan Charter Fishing
Enjoy the beautiful blue of Lake Michigan aboard one of over one hundred charter fishing boats on the Lake County harbors of Waukegan and North Point. You will find the Coho running in the late spring, Lake Trout biting in mid-summer, and the Chinook come home to spawn in late summer and early fall. Whatever time of the year you go, you'll find expert charter fishing captains ready to make your time on the water a great one. For information on charter fishing opportunities and hotel information, please contact us.
North Point Marina
Enjoy the beautiful blue of Lake Michigan aboard one of over one hundred charter fishing boats on the Lake County harbors of Waukegan and North Point. You will find the Coho running in the late spring, Lake Trout biting in mid-summer, and the Chinook come home to spawn in late summer and early fall. Whatever time of the year you go, you'll find expert charter fishing captains ready to make your time on the water a great one. For information on hotel information, please contact the Visit Lake County at 847-662-2700.
Winnetka Historical Museum
The growth and history of Winnetka since 1830 is chronicled in this museum, which includes the Carlton Washburne Library.
Home Alone House
The Home Alone House is a three-story single family detached house used for shooting the majority of the scenes in the movies Home Alone (1990) and parts of Home Alone 2: Lost in New York (1992). The kitchen in the film was actually shot in the house, along with the main staircase, basement and most of the first floor landing.
Home Alone - Hubbard Woods Metra Station
An eight-year-old boy is accidentally left home alone as his family rushes off for a vacation to France, leaving him to fend for himself against a pair of bungling burglars. Filmed along the North Shore, movie sites include Wilmette's Trinity Methodist Church and the Hubbard Woods Metra Station in Winnetka. Right across the street from the Metra train tracks is the former drugstore where the stranded kid stole a toothbrush in the movie.
Sixteen Candles - New Trier High School
A fifteen-year-old girl has a crush on the most popular boy in school, the geekiest boy in school has a crush on her, her sister's getting married, and with all the excitement, her family forgets her 16th birthday! This 1980s teen-angst classic was filmed in several Chicagoland suburbs, including Highland Park, Evanston, Glencoe and Winnetka.
Winnetka Community House
The Winnetka Community House enriches the lives of the North Shore residents, their families, visitors and friends by providing diverse educational, cultural, social and recreational opportunities for people of all ages.
The Book Stall at Chestnut Court
A North Shore institution, The Book Stall is one of the leading independent bookstores in the Chicagoland area. This general trade book store has a reputation for trustworthy customer service, numerous author appearances throughout the year, and a highly popular monthly newsletter with a distribution of 8,500.
The name J. McLaughlin is synonymous with classic clothing and accessories for women and men. As a recognized retail industry leader providing high quality clothing based in New York, J. McLaughlin has made homes in 50 chic locales nationwide, serving up classic clothes with an original twist. J.McLaughlin caters to those who enjoy beautifully designed and crafted clothing and accessories.
Discover a store with unique ambiance and warmth, nestled in the heart of the North Shore. For over 30 years, Material Possessions has welcomed guests and clients into their gorgeous store. Thought-provoking pieces, designed to ignite the imagination, stir the soul and make a statement are aplenty...and a sense of humor is always at home here.
A little piece of Paris on the North Shore, a Francophiles paradise with gifts available for every occasion. This lovely boutique is THE go to spot for luxury fashion jewelry, gifts, home fashion accessories.
Winnetka Wine Shop
Providing fine wines and craft beers for the North Shore. Every wine and beer is hand selected and taste tested before they are placed on our shelf. Stop in to select a bottle to take home or enjoy a glass in the café.
"Philoxenia" is the Greek word for traditional hospitality. Here at Avli everyone should feel like they are visiting an old friend. Traditional Greek dishes are done with passion for food.
Experience a culinary adventure of classic haute cuisine presented in a unique and contemporary design with a French country flair. Chef Michael Lachowicz, named a Chef of the Year for by the International Wine and Food Society of Chicago. The recipient of stellar reviews by Chicago Magazine, North Shore Magazine, the Chicago Tribune and Chicago Sun-Times just to name a few, Restaurant Michael brings the best of Chicago dining to the Chicago's North Shore community of Winnetka.
Green Bay Trail
The 9-mile Green Bay Trail covers North Shore towns such as Kenilworth, Winnetka, Highland Park and Lake Bluff. Because the trail stays generally within a mile of Lake Michigan, you can take any number of on-road side trips for beachfront views of the lake. The trail is suitable for even the youngest of riders, although the route does use some sidewalks and even a very small portion of residential road in Kenilworth. In addition, the surface alternates between asphalt and crushed limestone. Inexperienced cyclists and those with young children should use particular caution at road crossings and with any road riding.