|Forest Park||Geneva||Highland Park||La Grange||Tinley Park|
|Main Drag||Madison Street||State Street||Central Avenue||La Grange Road||Oak Park Avenue|
|Folksy Feature||Old-timey streetlamps||Boutiques in Victorian houses||Stupey Log Cabin, built in 1847||Annual pet parade in June||Arts and Crafts–style Metra station|
|How to Spend a Saturday||In warm weather, grabbing a brew at one of the abundant curbside patios||Strolling along the Fox River||Power shopping through more than 80 stores||Antiquing at the Jackson Square Mall||Instagramming creations from the yearly bench-decorating contest|
|But Where Should I Get Ice Cream?||The Brown Cow Ice Cream Parlor||Graham’s Fine Chocolates & Ice Cream||La Michoacana Ice Cream Parlor||Tates Old Fashioned Ice Cream Shop||Plush Horse Ice Cream Shoppe|
Winner: Forest Park
It has the ideal mix of independent shops, buzzy restaurants, and small-town nostalgia — and you can get there on the L.