Fall is my favorite season in Chicago: the brillant colors, the outstanding local harvest of apples and pumpkins, and the whirlwind of the new cultural season make me appreciate the distinct seasons of the Midwest. Here are our family's picks for must-do fall fun!
7. Lincoln Park
Savor the fall colors with a walk in one of Chicago's lovely parks. Lincoln Park is a must-visit, with its winding paths, zoo, and even a nature museum. Stop for lunch at the seasonally inspired North Pond Restaurant.
6. Visit the Farmer's Market
Gather some fall harvest goodies at a city Farmer's Market: apples, apple cider, apple pie, squash, pumpkins - make a picnic lunch of it! The Green City Market and Logan Square Farmers Market are our faves.