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The best things to do in the fall in Chicago

Go leaf peeping, wander amid pumpkin patches and find more of the most autumn-friendly things to do in Chicago.

Emma Krupp
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Emma Krupp
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It's always sad to say goodbye to summer, but fall in Chicago offers its own special set of perks. As the season starts to ramp up, plan a day trip from Chicago to check out local farms where you'll find apple orchards, pumpkin patches, corn mazes and more autumnal fun (not to mention plenty of spiced baked goods to take home), or celebrate German-style at one of the many Oktoberfest parties happening throughout the city. Then, when the leaves begin to turn, head to the best parks in Chicago to spot gorgeous fall foliage, or travel to neighboring states for a quick and easy weekend getaway. Last—and certainly not least—experience the best of spooky season with Halloween events, haunted houses, historic cemeteries and more Chicago attractions that are sure to provide thrills. Make the most of this fleeting season with our list of the best things to do in Chicago this fall. 

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