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Things to do in Wilmette

Top recommendations from locals

From sightseeing to hidden gems, find out what makes the city unique with the help of the locals who know it best.
Place of Worship
“Architecturally breathtaking. This is one of only six temples in the world and the only one in North America. ”
  • 64 locals recommend
College Football Field
“Northwestern's football stadium is only a 20 min walk down the street or a 5 min uber ride. Go Wildcats!!!”
  • 9 locals recommend
Restaurant
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“This place is the B E S T for breakfast. These are the best pancakes I've ever had. They have a great spread and the building is beautiful.”
  • 11 locals recommend
Museum
“Really well done small museum of the American Indian in Evanston. Please look on-line for hours, cost, and location. ”
  • 4 locals recommend
Beach
  • 3 locals recommend
Park
“Nearby public beach that is great for taking in the beauty of Lake Michigan. Connected to Gillson Park, which has public tennis courts and playgrounds that are great for kids!”
  • 7 locals recommend
Museum
“The Baha'i House of Worship for the North American Continent, located in Wilmette, IL, is one of only eight continental Baha'i Temples in the world. It is the oldest of the Baha'i Temples and is open to people of all races, cultures, nationalities and religions.”
  • 6 locals recommend
Bar
  • 1 local recommends
Corner Shop
  • 2 locals recommend
Café
  • 2 locals recommend
Pharmacy
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  • 2 locals recommend
Gastropub
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“Great local restaurant with American pub dining and full bar. Family friendly”
  • 3 locals recommend
Indie Cinema
“Cheap seats. Also have a variety of events outside of movies. Some live music and other offerings.”
  • 2 locals recommend
Grocery or Supermarket
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  • 1 local recommends
Women's Store
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  • 2 locals recommend

Top restaurants

Restaurant
“This place is the B E S T for breakfast. These are the best pancakes I've ever had. They have a great spread and the building is beautiful.”
  • 11 locals recommend
Bar
  • 1 local recommends
Café
  • 2 locals recommend
Gastropub
“Great local restaurant with American pub dining and full bar. Family friendly”
  • 3 locals recommend
Bakery
  • 1 local recommends
Bar
“Traditional French. Reservation recommended. Open for lunch and dinner. An Evanston staple!”
  • 2 locals recommend
Restaurant
  • 1 local recommends

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