Fall activities to do in Chicago!
Friday, September 22nd marks the first day of fall! Spend the season pumpkin picking, attending haunted tours and tasting delicious food. Celebrate the start of the season with these autumn-themed activities throughout the city and suburbs.
Learn about Chicago’s spooky history with a Chicago Hauntings tour! The three hour tour is run by paranormal researcher and author Ursula Bielski and features stops at actively haunted locations, including stops at Death Alley, site of the Eastland disaster, and the location of the St. Valentine’s Day Massacre. Ursula also conducts specialty tours, such as the Our Devil in the White City tour and the Archer Avenue Triangle & Resurrection Marie tour. The tour bus meets only an 8 minute walk from 73 East Lake or the Grand Plaza!
Take a stroll through Lincoln Park for beautiful autumn scenery! With fall foliage turning the trees red and yellow, walk through North Pond, the Lincoln Park Zoo and the Lincoln Park pond. Enjoy a game of catch on the ball fields or float through the rowing canal. Only a 5 minute walk from The Belden Stratford or a 12 minute walk from Kent.
Skip the chain pumpkin spice lattes and opt for local favorites instead with coffee and baked goods from Eva’s Cafe. Eva’s brick and mortar location features a cozy coffeehouse space serving fresh coffee and fall favorites such as spiced cider, chai lattes and fall specialty drinks. Pair it with a bagel, egg sandwich or baked good for a delicious start to the day. Only a 7 minute ride on the Chicago brown line from State & Chestnut!
Decorate for the season with pumpkin picking and more at Sonny Acres Farm. Sonny Acres is home to pumpkin patches, carnival rides and a farmers’ market selling fall favorites from apple cider to fresh pumpkin bread. Bring the whole family for fall-themed fun! Only a 9 minute drive from AMLI at St. Charles.