The gorgeous city of Evanston is best known for Northwestern University — but trust us when we say it's so much more than purple-face-painted frat boys at a Wildcats game. Along with jaw-dropping homes, this North Shore suburb has a great art scene and to-die-for eats worth plenty of repeat visits. But, if one trip is all you can afford (for now), we've planned the perfect, fun-filled day to make sure you hit all our favorite spots.
With just a 30-minute ride on the Purple Line, you can experience Evanston's cultural offerings at the Mary and Leigh Block Museum of Art. And, because we know you love to shop, we've sourced a couple of stores that are worth the trek alone. Feeling travel fatigue? Don't worry — from satisfying your sweet tooth at Bennison's Bakery to the comfort food at Found Kitchen & Social House, heading home hungry is simply not an option.