Chicago Fall Bucket List 2017 (Not For Tourist Edition)

  • Grab a coffee and take a stroll throughout Lincoln Park to see all the leaves changing colors

  • Go to a Chicago Bears game or tailgate with friends http://www.chicagobears.com/gameday/schedule.html

  • Eat your favorite taco's at Lakeview's Taco Fest https://goo.gl/T2XyUt

  • Go apple crazy at Apple fest in Lincoln Square http://www.lincolnsquare.org/apple-fest

  • Celebrate Halloween Day with the Northalsted Halloween Parade https://www.northalsted.com/halloween/

  • Plan an afternoon girl's date and enjoy a pumpkin spice latte from your favorite coffee shop http://girlsguidechicago.com/a-girls-guide-to-the-best-coffee-shops-in-chicago/

  • Cheer on your friends and fellow Chicagoens and watch the Chicago Marathon

  • Host a scary movie night with your favorite scary movies or watch one in the theaters http://girlsguidechicago.com/a-girls-guide-secrets-to-saving-money-at-the-movies/

  • Taste 20 different wines at the Windy City Wine Festival http://www.windycitywinefestival.com/

  • Enjoy the Chicago Double Decker Bus tour with a group of friends http://girlsguidechicago.com/a-girls-guide-to-the-double-decker-bus-tour/

  • Enjoy strolling around a local farmer's market in the fall (most are open through the end of October) https://goo.gl/G2nFdo

  • Sign up for a cooking class with friends (check Groupon for deals!) https://goo.gl/jqDfcG

  • Visit 200 places in Chicago you normal couldn't get into with Open House Chicago http://openhousechicago.org/

  • Celebrate Chicago Gourmet with Chicago best chefs in Millennium Park http://www.chicagogourmet.org/

  • With so many amazing donut places in Chicago you could plan your own fall donut tour http://girlsguidechicago.com/girls-guide-plan-chicago-donut-tour/

  • Sign up for the Devil in the White City Tour (learn about the World's Fair and serial murderer Dr. Henry H. Holmes) https://www.architecture.org/experience-caf/tours/detail/devil-in-the-white-city/

  • Enjoy a girl's brunch and Hot Chocolate at Mindy's Hot Chocolate

  • If you love movies than Chicago International Film Festival is the place for you http://www.chicagofilmfestival.com/festival/

  • Go shopping with the girls at Randolph Street Market http://www.randolphstreetmarket.com/

  • Enjoy one of Chicago many amazing museums and check for discount and free days https://www.timeout.com/chicago/kids/activities/free-museum-days

  • Host a photo scavenger hunt throughout Chicago http://girlsguidechicago.com/girls-guide-planning-chicago-photo-scavenger-hunt/

  • Sign up for a free walking tour it's the perfect time to walk around the city and enjoy the fall season along with learning about the city https://goo.gl/yxNshL

  • Celebrate Oktoberfest with brats and beer http://oktoberfestchicago.org/

  • Plan a cozy date and sip on some yummy hot chocolate at some of the best places to get hot chocolate in Chicago https://goo.gl/Utrb5j

  • Plan a group dinner and eat at the new Benihana at the Hancock (it's on my fall bucket list for sure!) https://www.benihana.com/locations/chicago-il-ch/

  • Tour the Driehaus Museum on a chilly day http://www.driehausmuseum.org/

  • Visit the Pumpkin Patch at the Hard Rock Hotel http://www.hardrock.com/cafes/chicago/

  • See a movie at the Palm Court on Monday nights at The Drake Hotel during the month of October http://www.thedrakehotel.com/dining/halloween

  • Plan a fall brewery tour on Malt Row on Ravenswood Ave (Begyle, Dovetail, Half Acre, Band of Bohemia, Empirical Brewing and Spiteful Brewing, Koval) https://www.maltrowchicago.com/

  • Rent a dome with a group of friends at City Winery at the Riverwalk (ends November 27th) http://www.citywinery.com/chicago/

  • For more head to the Girl's Guide Chicago blog http://girlsguidechicago.com/chicago-fall-bucket-list-2017-not-tourist-edition/

  • Looking to plan a weekend in Chicago? Download my FREE ebook! http://girlsguidechicago.com/plan-fall-weekend-chicago-e-book/

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