The only way it truly feels like fall is when the leaves are changing colors. You might think it’s almost impossible to see good foliage in the city but there are still great spots to see the beautiful reds oranges and yellows. Here are some places you can enjoy before it gets too cold and all the leaves are gone:
The trees that are scattered and trails in Millennium Park turn bright red when fall begins. The trees in the gardens, surrounding the bean, and the ones close by at Grant Park make you feel like you’re not even in a city when it’s fall time.
If you want to see the fall colors of Millennium Park for a view, walk a block over on Michigan Avenue to see them from Cindy’s Rooftop. This beautiful rooftop bar/restaurant has the perfect view of the park from Michigan to the Lakefront. When it’s cold out they still have outdoor seating with their lit up fire pits.
The 606 Trail:
The 606 is an elevated trail which is still Chicago but far enough from the city where it feels suburban. The trail goes out west and the residential streets along the trail are in mass amounts and they all change colors at around the same time.
Garfield Park Conservatory:
The Garfield Park Conservatory in Garfield Park is one of the largest Conservatories in the world. It encloses many beautiful plants which makes it a great place to visit in the fall time.
The best place, in my opinion, is Lincoln Park. With the large parks closer to the lake, Lincoln Park turns even more beautiful in the fall. The Lincoln Park Conservatory and Zoo turn great oranges with a great backdrop of the city.