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October 24, 2022

Ultimate Guide to Fall in Chicago

Fall in Chicago is known for mild, comfortable temperatures as well as outdoor activities for visitors and locals of all ages, making it the perfect time to visit. If you're spending time in the area, book a Zipcar and check out this list of the top things to do in Chicago during the autumn season. 

Go Apple Picking Near Chicago 

Chicago and its surrounding area are packed with apple farms where you can pick your own apples. Many also sell apple jams, donuts, ciders, and other treats made from freshly picked apples. When you're trying to find something fun to do in Chicago, grab a friend or a family member and head out on an apple-picking excursion. Some of the area's most loved apple arms include Prairie Sky Orchard, Apple Holler, and Goebbert's Pumpkin Patch and Apple Orchard, all of which are just a little more than an hour outside the city. 

Attend a Candlelight Concert 

Chicago is known for its candlelight concert series, which takes place in various venues throughout the city. This fall, you can visit venues such as churches and local theaters to take in music from classical artists and orchestras performing tributes to popular artists like Taylor Swift, David Bowie, and Queen as well as some of the classics by composers such as Vivaldi and Bach. 

Experience the Magic of Harry Potter Starting on November 11, 2022 

This winter, "Harry Potter: Magic at Play" is coming to Chicago to give locals and visitors the chance to engage in an immersive, hands-on experience that's fun for Harry Potter fans of all ages. The experience opens on November 11, 2022 and runs for six months at Chicago's Water Tower Place, with tickets starting at $42.50. "Harry Potter: Magic at Play" features a variety of games and activities as well as classic Harry Potter treats like Butterbeer and Honeydukes.