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Lake County Mainstreets

Quaint Downtowns offer that perfect shopping escape you are waiting for...

Next weekend, explore cute and quaint downtown areas and let window shopping be your guide! Stumble upon a new favorite piece of art for your house, or the perfect gift for that special someone. Find your retail therapy while taking a stroll down one of our beautiful Main Streets or delightful Downtowns.

Located on the shores of Lake Michigan, Downtown Waukegan offers year-round special events and an emphasis on the arts. Stroll through downtown Waukegan featuring numerous art galleries, colorful murals and unique restaurants. Enjoy the monthly ArtWauk events showcasing downtown galleries. The historic Genesee Theatre, restored to its original splendor, hosts touring Broadway shows, along with headliner comedians and musical acts. After having lunch at the Ray Bradbury inspired Green Town Tavern, enjoy an evening stroll along Waukegan Harbor on the stunning shores of Lake Michigan.

Charming Antioch boasts more than 100 eclectic shops and restaurants. Discover unexpected treasures in quaint boutiques, art galleries and antiques shops. Stop at Rugan’s for their impressive selection of craft beer or pause for a treat at Something Sweet candy store. Antioch has a variety of upscale eateries, charming pubs, downtown diners, and tempting indulgences to choose from.

Stroll through MainStreet Libertyville for turn-of-the-century buildings and shops, all in a picture-perfect setting. Experience Lake County’s oldest brew pub, Mickey Finn’s Brewery, and be sure to try their outstanding, and award winning hand crafted beer. Try Chicago’s famous deep dish pizza at Gino’s East, or dine at one of Libertyville’s most popular restaurants, Firkin. With over 80 local restaurants, cafes and pubs, you are sure to find tasteful dishes for the entire family to enjoy during your weekend getaway.

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