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.

Historic Downtown Long Grove has the charm of a small town nestled within their cobblestone-lined streets. Many dining options exist, such as Chatterbox of Long GroveJoanie's Pizzeria of Long Grove, and the historic Village Tavern. If you want to satisfy your sweet tooth, Broken Bridge TreatsMa and Pa's Candy, and Covered Bridge Creamery can help with such an indulgence. The unique Sock Monkey Museum is also fun for all ages. 

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 Rivlary Alehouse for their impressive selection of craft beer or pause for a cold brew and a treat at The Latte Cafe and Bakery. 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 traditional Chinese dumplings at Dangela's Dumplings, or dine at one of Libertyville’s most popular restaurants Chrissoulas. 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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Antioch Farmers Market
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Downtown Highland Park
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Waukegan Main Street
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