Fall fun for Chicago families

 

Fall foliage for first-timers

Fall is the time of year most Chicagoans pine for. It's not just the crisp days and cool nights. It's the joy of little feet crunching through a pile of brown, brittle leaves (and scattering that pile you just raked back across the lawn) and the soul-soothing beauty of a Midwest forest ablaze in yellows, reds and oranges. We know those brilliant colors will show up every year and we've narrowed down the four best places to see them.
 
 

4 events that are too perfect for truck fanatics

Have a little one who loves all things trucks? These events are a must-see. Read...

 

There's lots to pick in the fall besides apples

It's time to break out of the fall rut and find all the other great fruits and veggies to pick this time of year. Read...

 

The best nature spots in Chicago’s suburbs

Forays into nature tend to produce some of my family's happiest "remember forever" moments. Whether hiking trails, exploring nature center ...  Read...

 

Celebrate Dia de los Muertos in Pilsen

As the The Day of the Dead draws near, plan a family visit to this southern Chicago neighborhood. Read...

 

6 orange things we love in Chicago

We love the Windy City for a lot of reasons. In the fall, there are six orange things that especially stick out on our list. Read...

 

The best spots to see bats in Chicago

We spoke to a bat conservationist about where to find the flying creatures and why we shouldn't be afraid of them. Read...

 

Tips for helping kids with autism enjoy Halloween

Halloween traditions can still be a treat for kids with sensory issues Read...

 

Apple craft to celebrate fall

Make your own “bushel” of these yarn apples and you’ll have a lovely fall centerpiece for the dinner table or fun seasonal playthings for the kids.  Read...

 
 











 
 
 
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