One of the best parts of college can be discovering exciting things to do in a new town. DeKalb and its surrounding communities have a lot to offer, including hidden gems known only by locals. Whether you’re venturing out for the afternoon or a night on the town, there’s something close by to keep you entertained. Visit our interactive map for a comprehensive listing of local businesses.
The DeKalb Foodie Guide (PDF) and the DeKalb Foodie Map provide an overview of all the tasty places to visit in town. You can browse for ethnic options, places that provide delivery, restaurants that are open late, and places that are found exclusively in DeKalb.
Our Huskie Bus Line provides daily shuttle service to the Elburn Metra Station, providing you with quick and easy train access to Chicago and the western suburbs. Tickets are $1 for NIU students with an NIU OneCard. The shuttle picks up and drops off passengers at the DuSable turnaround, with additional stops in downtown DeKalb and Cortland.
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