Chicago is constantly a bustling city full of activities all year-round. The city’s beautiful sights are always plentiful. But in the fall season, the activities get even more enjoyable and the beauty of the city spreads. The city has a huge variety of activities that make autumn one of the best times of the year to travel to the windy city!
Walk Among the Fall Foliage
Fall is always full of beautiful landscapes when the leaves start to turn and fall, creating piles of gorgeous oranges and yellows. Luckily, the city is home to a plethora of parks that are home to tons of beautiful piles of foliage. Lincoln Park, Millenium Park, and Jackson Park are some of the best ones to walk around and enjoy the fall ambiance. Lincoln Park is known for the ponds that it has, which make for gorgeous fall backdrops. Millennium Park is known for its location in the heart of Chicago. Lastly, Jackson Park is famed for its beautiful Japanese garden, making its fallscape very unique.
Celebrate a Chicago Halloween
No matter where you are, if you enjoy Halloween, it will always be a fun celebration. Every city has its own individual traditions and events, and Chicago is no exception. In Chicago, there are plenty of adult-focused or family-friendly Halloween and spooky season activities that happen all October long. There are countless haunted spots to explore with a spooky tour, or there is the Northalsted Halloween Parade. There is also the Spooky Zoo, Howl-o-ween, or Boo! at the Zoo events in the Lincoln Park and Brookfield Zoos. Additionally, Chicago is flooded with pumpkin patches to visit, each with their own long list of events!
Enjoy a Fall Boat Cruise
There are lots of boat tours of the city offered year-round, with some particularly good ones offered in fall! The Chicago Architecture Center River Cruise is one of the most popular options offered in autumn. On this tour, guests are taken around the river, as long as the weather permits, and learn about over 50 of Chicago’s coolest buildings. There are also dining cruises, sightseeing cruises, speedboat tours, and so many more water tour options. Essentially, if you want to explore an aspect of the city by water, there is likely a dedicated tour for it!