Make the most of fall with these fall-themed Chicago and suburban activities!
Winds are changing, days are getting shorter, and leaves are changing. Fall is bringing its beauty to Chicago! Enjoy the season to the fullest with these autumn activities throughout Chicago and the surrounding suburbs.
Enjoy beautiful fall foliage at parks around the city, like the Alfred Caldwell Lily Pool! Tucked away in its own corner, open the industrial, prairie-style doors off of bustling Fullerton Avenue and be instantly transported to a secret garden oasis. The lily pool features a stone walkway surrounding the pond with native plants, shaded pavilion and council ring. Take a stroll in the fall and enjoy stunning fall colors hidden in the city! Only a 5 minute walk from The Belden Stratford.
Skip the pumpkin spice lattes and try some local, fall-inspired coffee concoctions! The Beatrix is a restaurant and cafe that features not only delicious food but high-quality coffee paired with fresh baked goods. Try their honey & cinnamon latte, mexican iced coffee, or white lightening latte for a seasonal twist. Only a 2 minute walk from AMLI River North or a 4 minute walk from the Grand Plaza.
Visit the Daley Plaza Farmer’s Market before it’s out of season! The longest running farmers market in Chicago, is open on Thursdays until the last weekend in October and features in-season produce along with special baked goods. Stop by for a fresh lunch in between work or grab food for the week! Only a 2 minute walk from Marquee at 37 Block, 6 minute walk from 215 West Apartments, or a 7 minute walk from 73 East Lake.
Family run since 1948, Goebbert’s Pumpkin Farm and Garden Center is the perfect place to spend a family-fun fall weekend! September kicks off the farm’s Fall Festival, which features a petting zoo, pig races, corn maze, and their famous pumpkin eating dinosaur. Choose from a variety of pumpkins and make sure to grab some homemade apple pie, or apple cider donuts, to go! Only a 15 minute drive from Park Meadows or a 16 minute drive from One Arlington!