Fall is such a great time of year; it’s cool and has some of the best holidays – Halloween and Thanksgiving. Chicago is the perfect place to enjoy the season whether you want to stay indoors or go outdoors. Here’s a list of the top 10 things to do in Chicago this Fall and Homes for sale to stay and join in on the fun!
See the Fall Foliage
Chicago is one of the best cities to see bright red and yellow fall leaves. Grab your camera and head out to Chicago Botanic Garden, Millenium Park, LaBagh Woods, and more to see these beauties before they’re gone.
Go Apple Picking
Taking a family trip with the kids this fall to Chicago? Now is the perfect time to go apple picking. Within 60 miles of Chicago are many different orchards to find fresh and delicious apples like County Line Orchard, Heinz Orchard, Plank Road Orchard, Kuipers Family Farm, and Prairie Sky Orchard.
Get Lost in a Corn Maze
Whether you are on a date or spending the day with the kids, heading out to a corn maze is a great fall activity to do in Chicago. There are many farms and orchards for people to visit that have corn mazes like Richardson Adventure Farm, Siegel’s Cottonwood Farm, County Line Orchard, Kroll’s Fall Harvest Farm, Konow’s Corn Maze, and more.
Pick Out the Best Pumpkin At a Pumpkin Patch
You can’t forget about visiting a pumpkin patch this fall. Even though Halloween already passed this year, it doesn’t mean you don’t need a pumpkin. Check out some fun and cute pumpkin patches in or close to Chicago like Goebbert’s Pumpkin Farm & Garden Center, Didier Farms, Bengtson’s Pumpkin Farm, Sonny Acres Farm, and many more.
Chow Down on Some Delicious Pie
It doesn’t need to be Thanksgiving to take a bite into some delicious pies. Chicago has tons of restaurants that offer scrumptious pies that you need to try out. A few places include Bang Bang Pie Shop, Hoosier Mama Pie Company, First Slice Pie Cafe, and Justice of the Pies.
Sip on Hot Coffee
Now that it’s chilly in Chicago, it’s the perfect time to head over to a coffee shop and enjoy some hot coffee. Try out some favorite Chicago coffee shops like Dark Matter Coffee, Sawada Coffee, C.C. Ferns Coffee, La Colombe, and many more.
Drink Up At a Local Brewery
When visiting Chicago in the fall, you can’t forget about trying out the local breweries for some delicious craft beer. Chicago has many unique breweries like Off Color Brewing’s Mousetrap, Whiner Beer Company, Maplewood Lounge, Alarmist Brewing, and many more.
Fall starts the holiday season in Chicago. Between November 15 to December 24, Chicago holds a German-inspired holiday market called the Christkindlmarket. It’s an open-air market full of handcrafted items, delicious German food, and a traditional hot spiced wine.
City of Chicago Christmas Tree
If you are in Chicago from November 22 to January 6, you need to stop by and see the city of Chicago’s Christmas tree. The tree is adorned with festive lights and decorations. It’s the perfect stop to take holiday photos.
Magnificent Mile Lights Festival
Magnificent Mile Lights Festival is a great event for family, friends, and children. The festival takes place on November 22 this year. It includes holiday shopping, family-friendly activities, yummy treats and food, a tree-lighting parade, and fireworks.
Now that you have 10 things to do in Chicago during the fall, go out and have fun! Leave us a comment below on what some of your favorite things to do in Chicago are during the fall.