The Impulsive Traveler: Details, Evanston, Ill.

IF YOU GO

GETTING THERE

American, United and US Airways offer nonstop flights from Reagan National to Chicago, with early August fares currently starting at $240 round trip.

WHERE TO STAY

Hilton Orrington/Evanston

1710 Orrington Ave.

847-866-8700

www.hotelorrington.com

Evanston’s top hotel, in the heart of downtown. Rooms from $159.

WHERE TO EAT

The Stained Glass

1735 Benson Ave.

847-864-8600

www.thestainedglass.com

Rich, elegant New American food and wine flights in a congenial setting. Entrees start at $14.50.

Edzo’s Burger Shop

1571 Sherman Ave.

847-864-3396

www.edzos.com

An Evanston landmark for hamburgers, fries and shakes. Burgers start at $3.89.

Lulu’s804 Davis St.

847-869-4343

www.lulusevanston.com

Fresh, tasty pan-Asian food. Entrees start at $9.50.

WHAT TO DO

Clark Street Beach & Beach Office

1811 Sheridan Rd.

www.cityofevanston.org

Centrally located; clean, modern restrooms.

Greenwood Street Beach

1401 Sheridan Rd.

www.cityofevanston.org

Smaller, handicapped-accessible beach; close to Dempster Street Beach Office and boat rentals.

All beaches open daily 10:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. Daily passes $8 for adults, $6 for ages 1-11.

Dempster Street Beach Office

1251 Lake Shore Blvd.

847-866-4167

www.cityofevanston.org

Daily 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Nonresident season beach tokens (also available at Clark Street Office): $56; starting Aug. 1, $28. Kayak, sailboat and stand-up paddleboard rentals (only at Dempster); nonresident rates start at $35 per hour.

Baha’i House of Worship

100 Linden Ave., Wilmette

847-853-2300

www.bahaitemple.org

Summer hours: Auditorium and gardens 6 a.m. to 10 p.m.; Welcome Center 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Prayer services daily at 9:15 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. Free.

Charles Gates Dawes House & Evanston History Center

225 Greenwood St.

847-475-3410

www.evanstonhistorycenter.org

Thursday-Sunday 1-4 p.m., with guided tours at 1, 2 and 3 p.m. Admission, including tour and exhibits, $10; first Thursday of each month free.

Frances Willard House Museum

1730 Chicago Ave.

847-328-7500

www.franceswillardhouse.org

Guided tours 1-4 p.m. the first and third Sundays of non-holiday weekends (last tour at 3 p.m.). $10, 12 and younger $5.

INFORMATION

www.cityofevanston.org

J.M.K.

 
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