I've now been to Chicago three times this year — in the late winter/early spring, in the summer, and now in the fall. It's a great city any time of year, but I think Chicago in the fall might actually be my favorite.
If you're considering a trip to Chicago this fall, here's what you might be able to expect to find downtown:
A wind-swept Navy Pier:
Perhaps an Oktoberfest celebration:
Or maybe a boat race on Lake Michigan under dark skies:
The Tiffany dome inside the Cultural Center over a wedding celebration:
“The Bean” in Millennium Park:
Bright fall colors:
The last few weeks of Buckingham Fountain running in Grant Park:
Maybe an Open Streets celebration on a weekend afternoon:
Other kinds of street performers:
A lively Chicago River:
And plenty of people looking up Marilyn Monroe's skirt:
Have you visited Chicago in the fall? What are your favorite parts of the city this time of year?