Trips 

Please register for all On Your Own Trips to ensure a group minimum of three people and to make reservations if needed.

 

Une Année  

Tu, Jun 22 | 4pm

Une Année expanded its offerings over the years with an emphasis on fruited and unfruited American Wild Ales. In 2017, the brewery moved to Niles, and expanded to include a taproom and patio. The working brewery in the background lends a hand to creating a laid-back atmosphere where you can sit back and enjoy some of your favorite craft beers on tap. The kitchen offers an assortment of barbecue items. Located at 6343 W Gross Point Rd in Niles.


Graziano’s

(5960 W. Touhy, Niles)

Tu, Jul 13|4pm 

Graziano’s opened in 1994 by two friends who met at Cornell University.  Steve and Maria attended the Culinary Institute of America and are passionate about serving carefully selected foods from scratch using fresh, natural ingredients.  

Coffee Chat at Starbucks

(6801 Dempster St, Morton Grove)

Sa, Jul 17|9:30am 

Sa, Aug 21|9:30am  

If you’re looking for social connections and stimulating conversations, check out the coffee chat group. The structure of coffee chat groups is very flexible. Participants may propose topics at the beginning of the session to stimulate the conversation. Group members will decide what they want to talk about, but the chosen topic is often just a starting point that triggers discussions about other topics.  The new Starbucks location in Morton Grove has multiple areas to sit outside and is the perfect place to enjoy the warm weather and friendly conversation.  

Howard Street  Inn

(6700 W. Howard, Niles)

Tu, Jul 27|4pm 

Your neighborhood restaurant and bar just off Tam O’Shaunter Golf Course.  They strive to create a casual, comfortable atmosphere to enjoy a good meal and maybe catch a beautiful sunset.  Relax with friends, and they will take care of you!

 

DAY TRIPS

Coopers Hawk

Tu, Aug 24|12pm|$33M/$38NM (Minimal Walking)

Founded in 2005 by CEO Tim McEnery, Cooper’s Hawk Winery & Restaurants is built upon the passionate belief that food and wine hold power to forge lasting connections. The luncheon incorporates a three-course meal, beverage, and tip, all included in the price.  Please select a main entrée 1) Ellie’s chicken piccata 2) soy ginger Atlantic salmon. Each meal comes with a salad and key lime pie, drinks include coffee, hot tea, or soft drink.  Please arrange your own transportation

Teatro ZinZanni

Th, Sep 2|Check-In: 4:30pm,Depart: 5-10pm|zin zanni

$155M/$160NM (Minimal Walking)

Enter a realm where reality and dreams converge! An experience, unlike any other, Teatro ZinZanni is a 3-hour show with a whirlwind of international cirque, comedy, and cabaret all served with a four-course feast; drinks are not included (seats located premium perimeter). Described as the “Kit Kat Klub on acid,” the fast-paced action unfolds all around you as acrobats, illusionists, and aerialists fill the intimate Spiegeltent ZaZou. This unique jewel box mirror tent has a history of its own and is constructed within a formerly tucked away space in the new Hotel Cambria-Theatre District.

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Fitzgerald's Fish Boil & Lake Geneva Ice Cream Social Boat Tour

W, Sep 22|Check-In: 9:45am, Depart: 10:15am-5:45pm |$75M/$80NM (Heavy Walking)

They are known for all-you-can-eat North Atlantic cod boiled in traditional outdoor kettles year-round with a mouthwatering taste that made them legendary.  It all starts with boiling fresh potatoes and whole onions outdoors over a wood fire, then adding their famous bbq chicken to the grill. Lunch will include North Atlantic cod and honey bbq meal.  Then we will head over to Lake Geneva for a 75-minute ice cream social boat tour, where we will enjoy the beauty of the water.  

Immersive Van Gogh Exhibit 

(Register if interested in trip)

October TBA|Check-In: 9:45am,Depart:10:15am-4pm|

$85M/$90NM (Heavy Walking)

The U.S. premiere of the Immersive Van Gogh Exhibit from the creators of the blockbuster exhibit seen by over 2 million visitors in Paris. Be immersed in 500,000 cubic feet of stunning projection animating the master’s oeuvre and illuminating the mind of the genius. Wander through giant projections that highlight brushstroke, detail, and color as you have never experienced them. Visitors will be immersed in Van Gogh’s works!  Prior to the exhibit we will be having lunch at R.J. Grunts, the original Lettuce