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If you have a few extra hours (or a day or two) take some time to explore downtown Evanston or wander the beautiful Nortwestern campus, nestled against Lake Michigan.

  • Visit downtown Evanston, a short walk from Northwestern
  • Take few minutes to enjoy the stunning architecture of the Baha’i temple just to the north of campus

For a more cosmopolitan experience, Chicago is only a short ride away using Metra or the famous “L” line. Make the most of your trip and explore (to name but a few attractions North to South)

  • Chicago Zoo in Lincoln Park (Free!)
  • Old town/Gold Coast
  • Magnificent Mile
  • Navy Pier
  • Catch an stunning architecture tour on the river
  • Visit the “Bean” in Millennium park
  • Chicago Art Institute
  • Willis (formerly Sears) Tower
  • The Buckingham Fountain in Grant Park
  • The Field Museum, Shedd Aquarium or Adler Planitarium
  • Jackson Park – home to the world’s fair