It’s that time of year when there is pumpkin-flavored EVERYTHING and the weather is absolutely perfect for exploring before old man winter comes and sends us all into a seasonal depression (c’mon, I know I’m not the only one who goes crazy being cooped up inside with energetic little ones, right?!?!).
So make the most out of fall in Chicagoland and create your own family fall bucket list. Need some inspiration? Here’s what is on ours—and be sure to keep up with our autumnal activities over on Instagram, too!
Go apple picking.
Go on a nature walk to admire the fall colors.
Rake leaves…and of course jump into them!
Head to a local pumpkin farm and pick your own pumpkin.
Celebrate Oktoberfest at some of these family-friendly celebrations.
Drive around Chicagoland to visit some of the absolute best decorations and homes that are decked out for Halloween.
Take part in the biggest jack-o-lantern display in the Midwest!
Have a big family bonfire…with s’mores, of course!
Check out some of the many family friendly fall fests going on around Chicagoland.
Pop some popcorn and watch It’s the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown.
Collect colorful leaves and make some crafts from them (paper plate, scissors, glue and you have the perfect fall leaf wreath).
Go on a search for the best pie in Chicagoland. Don’t know where to start? Check these out!
Happy fall, y’all!