Fall in Chicago is spectacular: between the crackling sound\r\nof yellow, orange and red leaves on the streets, the sweet, crisp taste of\r\nhoneycrisp apples, and the cool, refreshing breeze that gives Chicago its\r\n“windy city” reputation, it’s a season that brings both tourists and locals,\r\nalike, outside for some play\r\nand exploration. \r\n\r\n\r\n\r\nWhether it’s frequenting Chicago’s diverse, highly-rated\r\nrestaurants, or heading to a museum or park for a day of family fun, there’s no\r\nshortage of incredible things to do in the great outdoors. So, grab your best\r\npair of walking shoes, a camera and a positive attitude, and gear up for a\r\nfabulous fall day in this exciting city. Exploring on foot and ditching\r\nthe car can feel liberating! Here are 5 things to do in Chicago this fall. \r\n\r\n\r\n\r\n Shop Til’ You\r\nDrop \r\n\r\n\r\n\r\nWho doesn’t like shopping? Walking around Magnificent Mile\r\non Michigan Avenue is the perfect location for fresh boutiques, luxury brands,\r\ndepartment stores and classic staples to fulfill your heart’s true shopping\r\ndesires. If you are staying at a hotel, check with the concierge to see if\r\nthere are shopping\r\npackages offered, where you’ll have access to a fabulous, shopping-focused\r\nweekend! \r\n\r\n\r\n\r\nHead To Navy Pier \r\n\r\n\r\n\r\nThere’s no way to not\r\nhave fun when spending\r\na day at Navy Pier. Between riding the Ferris Wheel, dining in delicious\r\neateries, visiting the Family Pavilion Stage for live entertainment, or setting\r\nup an outdoors picnic, boasting tuna salad sandwiches, pumpkin pie, apple\r\ncider, and any other fall goodies you can find, there’s an endless list of\r\nexciting activities that can easily fill a few hours in the day. \r\n\r\n\r\n\r\nEnjoy The Lakefront Trail \r\n\r\n\r\n\r\nThe Lakefront\r\nTrail is breathtaking in the fall. A happy, peaceful place for runners,\r\njoggers, cyclists and dog-walkers, it’s filled with beautiful trees, colorful\r\nleaves, parks and sporting areas, and architectural masterpieces that inspire\r\npeople to get moving and enjoy the fresh air. Plus, connecting\r\nwith nature is great for your health and happiness! \r\n\r\n\r\n\r\nGo Apple Picking \r\n\r\n\r\n\r\nWhat’s even better than heading to the grocery store for a\r\nbag of apples? Picking them yourself! Apples are in season for fall, and\r\nthere’s no better time to head to a nearby orchard outside Chicago to customize\r\nyour own bag of delicious varieties. The whole family will have a blast apple\r\npicking, and it’ll make for a healthy snack when out on the town. \r\n\r\n \r\n\r\nSee Blue Man Group \r\n\r\n\r\n\r\nSpend an evening with live entertainment from the Blue Man Group, which is\r\nperforming in Chicago throughout the fall. Tickets are on sale now, at the\r\nBriar Street Theatre, and this is surely a performance to score seats for.\r\nBetween technological innovation, creative ideas, comedy and musical numbers,\r\nthere’s plenty of fun to be shared with close family and friends.