The leaves are getting crisp, but that's no reason to let the
family fun cool. Here are some ways to fall into fabulous fall,
with the kids or just on your own as a couple.
Leave the kids at home and schedule a romantic ride above the
treetops. Chicago Helicopter Express offers downtown tours for two
or four-a fantastic way to take in this colorful season. Take
advantage of the sale beginning this month at giltcity.com/chicago
You don't have to wait until the end of this month to fall back
(Daylight Savings Time ends Oct. 31). Fall back into a pit of soft
foam at Sky High in Niles-perfect fun in any kind of weather.
Drop 20 stories at 62 mph on the Giant Drop! There's still time
to hit Six Flags in Gurnee (open weekends until Oct. 27). Fright
Fest adds more frightful fun to your fall for sure.
A good fall back for game-addicted families-The Game Truck, a
gaming party on wheels-provides everything you need for fun, out of
the house! No mess, Mom. Kids fall into fun with HD TVs and a wide
selection of Xbox360 and Wii games and a GameCoach to manage the
chaos. Great fun for cooling fall days. gametruckparty.com
Check out the city's newest hot spot, The Local, where you can
sit outside in a fantastic living garden with 3,000 types of
plants. If you go, try the lobster quesadillas. 198 E. Delaware
Place, Chicago. thelocal chicago.com
Fill up the car and head to the fabulous forest at Kettle
Moraine State Forest in Wisconsin for a fantastic fall hike.
Plan a retro night at home with one of the oldest games that
makes falling fun: Dominos. A little pizza delivery-from Domino's,
of course-completes the fall evening!
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