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Evanston Bed and Breakfasts & Inns

Evanston, IL, is just outside Chicago, providing a welcome retreat from the busy streets if the big city. Spending a weekend in Evanston will give you access to incredible shopping, museums, entertainment, and food. Find out why you need to plan a trip to this stunning destination, beginning with an Evanston bed and breakfast from Select Registry.

Welcome to Evanston, IL

Pack your bags and head to Evanston, IL! With the iconic downtown Chicago 12 miles to the south and the shores of Lake Michigan to the east, Evanston is the perfect getaway for both relaxation and fun. Retreat from the busy streets of Chicago and enjoy a day on a white sandy beach. Evanston is known for its stunning historic mansions, exciting museums and beautiful parks. It has one of the best performing arts communities around, giving Evanston’s visitors plenty of opportunities for theatrical shows. It even claims to be the birthplace of the “ice cream sundae.” With the prominent Northwestern University in town, there’s never a shortage of things to see and do throughout the year!

Things to See & Do

Head to the white sandy shoreline of Lake Michigan. See breathtaking views of Chicago from the beach or try your hand at sailing or windsurfing. The historic Grosse Point Lighthouse was built in 1873 and offers tours from June through September. The tour is worth it for the chance to climb the 141 steps to the top of the lighthouse. Be sure to also check out the Mitchell Museum of the American Indian, one of just a few museums throughout the country to exclusively focus on the art, lifestyle and history of Native Americans. Looking for some retail therapy? In Downtown Evanston, you can find a huge variety of stores, from big name brands to locally owned shops. It’s the perfect place to find a great deal or a unique souvenir to remember your vacation.

Where to Eat & Drink

Evanston is home to around 90 different restaurants, diners and cafes, so it’s easy to find exactly what you’re craving! From upscale gourmet restaurants to quick bites at the neighborhood dive, Evanston has something for every taste bud. After spending your day working up an appetite perusing the downtown Evanston shops, stay downtown for dinner. Many of the cafes and restaurants offer patio seating, the perfect place to relax with a glass of wine. After dinner, be sure to stop by one of the ice cream shops for a cone to go.

Best Time to Visit

There is always something happening in Evanston! In the spring, check out the YEA event, celebrating the art and performances of the diverse Young Evanston Artists. Summertime means warm water at the beach and a number of street fairs, festivals and community picnics to attend. In the fall, participate in the Halloween festivities, like the annual Zombie Scramble. Winter often brings snow in Evanston and it’s a great time to bundle up, enjoy a hot cup of coffee from one of the local coffee shops and catch a show at the theater.

Where to Stay

Your getaway to the diverse and exciting city of Evanston begins when you choose one of our Select Registry bed and breakfasts in Evanston IL! Each of our properties has our world-class amenities, staffs, and luxurious rooms and suites. Start your day with a delicious, homemade breakfast before heading out to explore all Evanston has to offer. Browse our selection below and begin planning your trip to Evanston.

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