Uncover Champaign’s Hidden Gems this Summer

With the students gone for the summer, it’s the perfect time for locals to explore and enjoy the lesser-known treasures of Champaign. Even when you live in a city, there is always something new to discover, especially in a vibrant and dynamic place like Champaign. From unique eateries to stylish boutiques and exciting events, Champaign has a lot to offer. Here are some hidden gems you won’t want to miss:

Forage Kitchen in Campustown is a haven for health-conscious eaters. This vibrant spot offers a delicious array of greens and grains, perfect for a light summer lunch that leaves you feeling energized. Don’t forget to try their house-brewed kombucha, made with pure ingredients to quench your thirst in the summer heat.\

Forage Kitchen is located at 503 E Green St in Campustown and is a proud member of Champaign Center Partnership.

Susuru Ramen in Campustown is a delightful discovery for those craving authentic Japanese cuisine. Their rich and flavorful ramen bowls, crafted with care, are a culinary experience you won’t forget. Whether you’re a ramen aficionado or a first-timer, Susuru promises to impress.

Susuru Ramen is located at 621 E Green St in Campustown and is a proud member of Champaign Center Partnership.

Why not add some fun to your summer commute with a scooter from Fagen Scooters in Midtown? Offering a variety of stylish and efficient scooters, Fagen Scooters is the place to find your new favorite mode of transportation. It’s an eco-friendly and enjoyable way to navigate the city.

Fagen Scooter is located at 209 E University Ave in Champaign’s Midtown and is a proud member of Champaign Center Partnership.

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Summer is the perfect time to refresh your living space, and DIGS in Midtown has everything you need. From chic furniture to unique home décor, DIGS offers a curated selection of items that will give your home a stylish summer makeover. Explore their collection and find pieces that reflect your personal style.

DIGS is located at 32 E Springfield in Champaign’s Midtown and is a proud member of Champaign Center Partnership

For a sophisticated evening out, head to Tenkyu in Downtown Champaign. This elegant establishment pairs expertly crafted cocktails with mouthwatering ramen dishes. It’s the ideal spot for a classy night out, offering a perfect blend of ambiance, drinks, and cuisine.

Tenkyu is located at 301 N Neil St, Suite 104 in Champaign’s Downtown and is a proud member of Champaign Center Partnership.

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Discover your new go-to summer drink at Hounds Rest in Downtown Champaign. This bar is known for its innovative cocktails and vibrant atmosphere. Plus, Hounds Rest is hosting a variety of events this summer, making it the perfect spot for a lively night out with friends. From live music to themed parties, there’s always something exciting happening at Hounds Rest.

Hounds Rest is located at 120 N Walnut St in downtown Champaign and is a proud member of Champaign Center Partnership.

Experience the rhythm of Champaign at The Beat, happening every Friday and Saturday night in Downtown Champaign. Your evening will start with local musicians during Friday Night Live, featuring performances all around Downtown. As the night progresses, head over to Market Street for late-night jams starting at 9 pm. Be sure to mark your calendar for next Friday and Saturday, July 5th and 6th, when our local DJs take over for Spindipendence. It’s a celebration you won’t want to miss!

The Beat is happening all summer in Downtown Champaign and is a proud supporter of Champaign Center Partnership.

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Update your summer wardrobe with the latest trends from Apricot Lane on Neil Street. This boutique offers a wide selection of stylish apparel, from casual wear to chic accessories. It’s the perfect place to find new outfits that will keep you looking fresh and fashionable all summer long.

Apricot Lane  is located at 1005 S. Neil Street, Suite 1 in  Champaign and is a proud member of Champaign Center Partnership.

Transform your home office with a comfortable and stylish new chair from Seating and More in the Old Farm Shopping Plaza. With a variety of ergonomic and aesthetically pleasing options, Seating and More ensures that your workspace is both functional and inviting. A new chair can make all the difference in your productivity and comfort.

Seating and More  is located at 1749 W. Kirby Ave in  Champaign and is a proud member of Champaign Center Partnership.

When you need a date night or just a few hours away from the kiddos, trust the responsible and reliable sitters at Nannyville. With both short-term and long-term options, Nannyville has you covered. Their experienced and caring staff provide peace of mind, allowing you to enjoy your time knowing your children are in good hands.

Nannyville is available for use in Champaign and is a proud member of Champaign Center Partnership.

Photo Credits

Main Photo – Champaign Center Partnership