Things To Do In Highland Park

Two or Four One-on-One Personal-Training Sessions at Your Wellness Circle (Up to 93% Off)

Your Wellness Circle

Highland Park

$180 $15

Fitness experts help you tighten and tone or lose weight with a custom exercise program

Six Introductory CrossFit Classes With Option for Two Weeks of Classes at Performance Factory Training (Up to 70% Off)

Performance Factory Training

Highwood

$150 $49

CrossFit classes build stamina and endurance with foundational movements such as deadlifts, shoulder presses, and overhead squats

$49 for One Month of Unlimited Krav Maga Classes at Krav Maga Illinois ($149 Value)

Krav Maga Illinois

Highland Park

$149 $49

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Certified instructors teach the self defense and awareness techniques of krav maga, a martial art developed for the Israeli military

General Admission or VIP Access to the Highwood Craft Beer Festival on Saturday, August 2 (Up to 33% Off)

Highwood Craft Beer Festival

Everts Park

$55 $39

Chicago's local beer culture shines among a selection of 80 beers hailing from more than 40 different midwestern craft and microbreweries

10 or 20 Self-Defense Training Classes or a One-on-One Training Session at Spetsnaz USA (Up to 63% Off)

Spetsnaz USA

Highland Park

$200 $89.99

Instructor leads crushalo training, a hand-to-hand style of combat used by the Soviet military; classes meet five days a week

Water-Park Visit for Two or Four to Hidden Creek AquaPark (Up to 50% Off)

Hidden Creek AquaPark

Highland Park

$26 $14

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Swimmers whoosh down two water slides or wade into the zero-depth-entry pool while tykes explore the water playground

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The North Shore Baseball Academy has been providing quality baseball and softball instruction since 2000 to kids all over the north shore with locations in Highland Park and Libertyville, IL.

1550 Old Deerfield Rd
Highland Park,
IL
US

Staffed by experienced golfing professionals and computers who’ve sworn allegiance to the three laws of golfing robotics, GolfTEC’s motion sensors and high-speed cameras monitor swings and break down each individual’s form on a high-definition video display. Sensors chirp with approval whenever they detect the perfect stroke or an especially witty golfing joke. GolfTEC’s certified personal coaches will point out flaws and strengths while providing golfers with tips on how to permanently improve their game from tee to green.

185 Skokie Valley Rd
Highland Park,
IL
US

The Golf Practice’s instructors believe a player can never know too much about their game. This is because they know that even small improvements to any detail of a player’s swing, putt, stance, or physical conditioning can have a big effect on their score. So to help their clients identify issues and sharpen their game, the instructors employ a trio of technology-driven systems to chart every aspect of their swing, from the angle of the club at the end of the wind up to the hip-swivels that accompany a perfect drive. The full-swing analysis system records every second of a player’s swing in full-motion video, and the TrackMan Launch Monitor assesses how each correction affects ball distance, speed, and trajectory. Additionally, Motion SAM Puttlab ultra-sound technology charts real-time results of putts to spot inconsistencies in face rotation, rhythm, or alignment. And if physical weariness is the culprit of a lagging game or a boring victory dance, the staff aids clients in improving their conditioning by showcasing golf fitness techniques that bolster strength and stamina.

1201 Park Ave West
Highland Park,
IL
US

At the historic Highland Park Theatre, families and film buffs happily munch handfuls of fresh popcorn as spine-tingling thrillers, uproarious comedies, and rich, moving dramas play out on the big screen. The venerable North Shore movie house dates back to 1925, when it operated as the 1,200-seat Alcyon Theatre, which had a single screen that showed silent footage of cowboys racing on horseback, swashbucklers crossing swords, and complex romance plots communicated through drawn-out games of Pictionary. Today, powerful sound systems in the building's four theaters broadcast the dialogue of crowd-pleasing Hollywood blockbusters, as well as critically acclaimed independent films and imported foreign masterpieces.

445 Central Ave
Highland Park,
IL
US

Artist Lisa Jones, the founder of Art by the Glazz, has a painting hanging in the White House and one in the Pentagon. Both locales are impressive places for the artwork of any artist to reside, particularly one who “found out [she] liked to paint by mistake.” Lisa began her painting life in her 30s shortly after the death of her mother. A friend convinced her to go to a painting class in the hopes of alleviating Lisa’s depression, and within three weeks of this class, Lisa had three clients who were commissioning work from her.

A few years later, Lisa created Art by the Glazz, originally intending to use the operation as a fundraising tool for nonprofits. Today, a portion of Lisa’s painting classes still benefits art education in public schools, and she stations these informative, fun sessions throughout the Washington D.C. metro area and takes them on tour through New Jersey and Chicago. Throughout the years, Lisa estimates that she’s swapped paint and sipped wine with more than 1,000 people. One memorable student, a woman who had suffered a stroke, hadn’t painted for five years until her husband brought her to Art by the Glazz, where she once again took to the canvas with paint and brush. Most of Lisa’s students arrive to class with no formal artistic training, and their level of fun, Lisa says, “depends on how much [they] let [themselves] go.” It’s easy for her to tell when the class has gone for it. Colorful palette flourishes mingle with laughs, toasts, and even songs, as budding artists recreate a favorite landscape, still life, or parking ticket.

1505 Lake Cook Rd.
Highland Park,
Illinois
US

Popcorn Media gives kids the chance to experience strutting down the red carpet during their Movie Star workshops and weeklong camps. Attendees soak up the secrets of screen acting from a director who works with Disney and Nickelodeon studios while producing their own unique work. They oversee each production element that goes into a film's creation, from lighting and filming to rehearsing and giving their parents an autograph. At the end of each camp, kids attend a red-carpet premier of their work amid the applause of friends and family.

799 Central Ave
Highland Park,
IL
US

Highland Park Scene