Chicago Fall Activity Guide

Chicago Fall Activities

Explore From Our Chicago South Loop Hotel

As the temperature starts to drop, those staying at The Blackstone this fall will enjoy brisk fall days, picturesque landscapes, and endless Chicago fall activities to discover. Explore the city like a local and experience all there is to do near our South Loop hotel.

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Millennium and Grant Parks

Breathe in the crisp fall air and take in the sights at Chicago’s most beloved parks, such as Millennium and Grant Parks. A visit to either park this fall offers visitors stunning scenes of bright fall foliage set against the towering backdrop of downtown Chicago. 

Garfield Park Conservatory

One of the largest botanical conservatories in the nation, Garfield Park Conservatory is a can’t-miss attraction on your visit to Chicago. Explore thousands of plant species from around the world within their eight indoor display gardens, including the towering 38-foot agave plant, which is fondly referred to as Maya. ( Photo: Adam Alexander Photography Photo Courtesy of Choose Chicago.) 

Visit Wooded Island in Jackson Park

Embrace the changing of Summer to Fall with a stroll through Wooded Island. A popular site for Autumn bird watchers, the first permanent installation in the U.S. by artist Yoko Ono, “Skylanding” can also be found on Wooded Island in Jackson Park. The piece resembles petals sprouting from the ground and is a celebration of the diverse history of Jackson Park, as well as a symbol of peace for the future. 

Mini Golf at Maggie Daley Park

Whether it’s a first date or a day of family fun, mini golf at Maggie Daley Park is the perfect fall activity. The 18-hole course features unique obstacles and replicas of some of Chicago’s most iconic structures. This attraction is open until October 20, 2019. 

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