5 Things To Add To Your Chicago Fall Bucket ListAudrey Snyderon September 22, 2020 at 1:20 am

Do you love the start of fall? That change in the sunlight? The slight chill in the air? As we Chicagoans know, fall is one of those seasons that can be here one minute and gone the next, so we all understand the importance of getting the most out of this not-too-hot-but-not-too-cold time of the year. If you’re looking for ways to enjoy the end of warm weather here in our fair town, consider adding these items to this year’s Chicago fall bucket list.

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Eat and Drink All Things Pumpkin-y

Perhaps you like to stick with your basic PSL, but if you’re looking to branch out a little, there are plenty of amazing variations on the pumpkin-spice phenomenon at local Chicago spots. At Empanada Mama & The Pie Man, you can get a spiced pumpkin empanada or some spiced pumpkin pie. For pumpkin spice cake doughnuts, hit up Do-Rite Donuts.

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Go for a Walk in the Woods as the Leaves Change

It’s not too cold yet to get out of the house and go for a walk in the crisp autumn air! For some great fall foliage, take a stroll through LaBagh Woods in North Park, Winnemac Park in Lincoln Square, Garfield Park Conservatory, or Jackson Park in Woodlawn.

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“Attend” the Chicago Horror Film Festival

Get into the spirit of the spooky season with an all-access pass to this year’s virtual version of the Chicago Horror Film Festival, which runs September 25-October 9. Curl up with a blanket and snacks, turn off the lights, and watch a whole selection of indie horror films.

Enjoy Fall Activities at Lincoln Park Zoo

There is, understandably, no Fall Fest this year at Lincoln Park Zoo, but there will be a few fun experiences to celebrate the season; some returning favorite LPZ fall traditions include pumpkin carvers and a pumpkin patch. The zoo’s autumnal festivities will take place from October 1st through November 1st.


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You may not be able to go to a game right now, but if football is still happening in the middle of a pandemic, surely its fans can make it work. Get your snacks, your friends (from a safe distance), and your navy-and-orange mask ready— it’s Sunday, my dudes.

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