Things to Do in Chicago in Fall 2018 – Attractions, Activities & More

No hay nada como el otoño en la Ciudad de los Vientos. Las largas colas del verano han empezado a disminuir, y el aire frío es un cambio refrescante de la humedad y el calor de los últimos meses.

Si está planeando un viaje y busca cosas que hacer en Chicago en el otoño, eche un vistazo a nuestras sugerencias para las principales atracciones y actividades que visitar este año, incluyendo ...

  • Crucero arquitectónico por el río
  • Chicago’s Museum Campus
  • Pedalee y pasee por Chicago
  • Explora un festival callejero
  • y mucho más...

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Regular admission to a number of these Chicago area activities are included on the Go Chicago® Card.

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Please note, some of the Fall events listed below may be separately ticketed and not included on the Go Chicago Card.

Navegación arquitectónica por la costa del río

Crucero por el río de la arquitectura de Chicago

El otoño es uno de los mejores momentos para ir al famoso Crucero por el río Architecture en Chicago

Si le encanta el aire libre y no puede disfrutar del clima más fresco, entonces un crucero en barco o una excursión es una buena idea. ¡Pruebe uno ahora antes de que haga demasiado frío!

One of the best cruises to take down the Chicago River is the Architecture River Cruise. Glide past the uniquely designed buildings and structures that line the coast and learn more about why Chicago is considered a hub of architectural advancement.

There are gorgeous sights to see at any time of year, but the view is extra nice when the foliage is turning from green to yellows and reds.

Insider tip: Be sure to wear at least a medium-weight jacket and bring a scarf and gloves with you, as you’ll find the temperature on the water is a bit cooler than it is on land.

A su llegada: Chicago Architecture River Cruise tickets are included with the Go Chicago Card.

Instituto de Arte de Chicago

Instituto de Arte de Chicago

Instituto de Arte de Chicago

Spend an afternoon at the Art Institute of Chicago, voted the #1 Museum in the World by TripAdvisor.

Enjoy the Art Institute’s stunning permanent collections, including European and American paintings, African and Asian art, sculpture, decorative arts, textiles, photography, prints and drawings, and much more.

Don’t miss their top-notch special exhibits, namely Hairy Who?, which will open September 26th, 2018 and be on display through January 6th, 2019. Hairy Who? is an ode to a Chicago art group of the same name. The six artists that made up Hairy Who were known for mounting unconventional pieces of brightly colored, boldly designed work throughout Hyde Park in the 60s.

A su llegada: Boletos para Art Institute of Chicago están incluidos con la tarjeta Go Chicago. Las exhibiciones especiales generalmente se emiten por separado y no se incluyen con el pase. 

Planetario Adler

While on the topic of top-rated institutions, Adler Planetarium is another can’t-miss Chicago museum.

Located on the Museum Campus, along with the Field Museum and Shedd Aquarium, Adler Planetarium is a place to explore time and space in ways that you never have before.

Travel 91 billion light years across as you interact with each exhibit and learn how our solar system works. Search for a ninth planet in Planet Nine, climb and fly through outer space in Planet Explorers, and take a tour of our cosmic backyard in Destination Solar System.

Getting in: Adler Planetarium Anytime All-Access Admission tickets are included on Go Chicago Card.

El Museo Field

At the Field Museum, you’ll travel to the past, present, and future.

The world-renowned institution is known for its leading scientific research, cutting edge exhibits, and an expansive collection of archaeological artifacts. From descending into an ancient Egyptian tomb, to experimenting with the power of DNA, to perusing 10,000 years of Chinese history, the Field Museum will keep you entertained for hours.

Getting in: The Field Museum tickets are included on Go Chicago Card.

SkyDeck Chicago

Formerly known as Sears Tower, the Willis Tower is the home of the famous Chicago SkyDeck Observatory. This popular observatory overlooks the city from 1,353 feet above ground, providing spectacular views and even a few thrills!

La panorámica 360 -Licenciado vistas de "la Cornisa" son aún más impresionante de lo habitual en el otoño, cuando el cielo está despejado y el paisaje urbano se entremezcla con colores brillantes follaje de otoño.

Entrando : Entradas SkyDeck Chicago están incluidos con la tarjeta Go Chicago.

Ir de paseo en bicicleta relajante

bike chicagoEnjoy the great outdoors before the chill of winter sets in. Chicago in the fall is perfect for invigorating walks, bike rides, and getting out on Lake Michigan.

Pick up a bike rental from Navy Pier and enjoy a leisurely waterfront ride along the shores of Lake Michigan or explore a new area of this very bike-friendly city. Plan your route with the City of Chicago Bike Map before you go.

With 20-miles of lake-front paved paths, biking Chicago is a great way to see and enjoy the foliage, crisp autumn air, sun reflecting off the lake, and the fall scenery.

A su llegada: Bike rentals by Bike and Roll Chicago are included with the Go Chicago Card.

Chicago Botanic Garden

The beautiful garden is host to lots of fun events this fall season, including a family-friendly biking event, the Illinois Gourd Society Show & Sale, harvest weekend, the Midwest Regional Dahlia Society Show, Farmers’ Markets, craft festivals, chef series, Autumn Brews: Seasonal Beer Tasting (our personal favorite), and more.

Verifique su calendario de eventos para ver qué está pasando.

If there’s nothing in particular happening on your visit, you should make a trip over to the gardens anyways. The gorgeous greenspace is full of unique plant life, peaceful gazebos, and calming rivers. It’s a great place to sit back and relax for a bit.

Getting In: Admission to select events is separately ticketed and is not included with the Go Chicago Card. For more information about individual events and to purchase tickets, please visit the attraction website.

Bacon y cerveza clásica

October 6th, 2018
Soldier Field

Photo via Bacon and Beer Classic

Este evento es uno para los amantes del tocino, que, honestamente, probablemente nos incluya a muchos de nosotros.

En este evento popular, podrás probar deliciosas creaciones inspiradas en tocino de muchos de los mejores restaurantes de Chicago, disfrutar de una saludable dosis de degustaciones de cerveza de toneladas de cervecerías artesanales y participar en muchas otras actividades divertidas (ya sabes, trabajar fuera de ese tocino).

This delicious festival takes place at Soldier Field and features over 100 different craft beers and more than 30 different bacon dishes to choose from. If you’re ambitious, we recommend trying them all – we doubt there’s a bad dish in the mix.

Getting In: Admission to the Bacon and Beer Classic is separately ticketed and is not included on the Go Chicago Card.

Pumpkin Festival

octubre 5 - 7 , 2018
Highwood, IL

Photo via Highwood Pumpkin Festival

Echa un vistazo al Gran Festival de Calabazas de Highwood, donde intentarán romper los Récords Mundiales Guinness por la mayor cantidad de calabazas talladas en un solo lugar. Solo recuerde, ¡es BYOP (traiga su propia calabaza)!

Oh, and if you’re wondering how many need to be carved to break this record, it’s 30,581.

The best part? All proceeds go towards raising money for Make-A-Wish Illinois.

Entrando: ¡La entrada al Highwood Pumpkin Festival es gratis si trae una calabaza tallada!


September 27 – 30, 2018
Navy Pier

Photo via ArtNews

El icónico Navy Pier de Chicago, conocido como el "patio de recreo frente al lago", albergará EXPO CHICAGO, la Exposición Internacional de Arte Contemporáneo y Moderno.

Verás obras de arte de 140 fantásticas galerías que representan 16 países y 47 ciudades alrededor del mundo. Es la mejor exposición de arte internacional en toda la ciudad.

Take advantage of being at Navy Pier while you’re there. The 150-foot-high Ferris Wheel anchors the attraction, while various amusement park rides, ample restaurants, several theaters, tour departures, gardens and promenades, and a full calendar of events have made Navy Pier the number one destination in the Mid-west.

Getting In: Admission to EXPO CHICAGO is separately ticketed and is not included with the Go Chicago Card. Navy Pier Centennial Wheel & Rides tickets are included on Go Chicago Card.

Apple Picking

By Apple and Pears Australia Ltd [CC BY 2.0], via Wikimedia Commons

Por Apple and Pears Australia Ltd [ CC BY 2 . 0 ], a través de Wikimedia Commons

 You don’t have to go far outside of the city to suddenly find yourself on a farm or orchard. Just head an hour outside of the city and you’ll find lots of pumpkin patches, apple orchards, hay rides, corn mazes, and more. Here are some of the most popular:
  • Prairie Sky Orchard: 60 miles northwest of the city, this expansive farm offers 15 different varieties of apples and Asian pears. Expect to walk away with at least 1lb of fresh-picked apples and a delicious coffee or cinnamon donut from the Koffee Kiosk.
  • Honey Hill Orchard: located not too far from Shabbona Lake State Park, this orchard is the perfect excuse for a day trip full of outdoor fun. Aside from picking dozens of apples, Honey Hill also boasts a petting farm, hay rides, and a hay bale maze.
  • Ziegler’s Orchard: though this orchard is only open on weekends, it’s definitely worth getting to if you have the time in your schedule. The trees are small enough for kids to grab their own apples from the branches and the pastries from the bakery are some of the best around.

There are tons of other Chicago-area apple orchards and pumpkin patches as well, but these are the ones the locals consider to the best around.

Getting in: apple orchard excursions are separately ticketed and are not included on Go Chicago Card.

Más ideas

  • Participa en un juego de Cubs o White Sox: sus temporadas se están acabando en esta época del año y nunca se sabe quién estará en la postemporada.
  • La temporada de la NFL también acaba de comenzar, así que si eres un fan de los Chicago Bears, dirígete a Soldier Field.
  • ¡Anímate a los corredores (o registra algunas millas tú mismo!) En la Maratón de Chicago, que se celebra cada año en octubre.
  • Esté atento al horario de conciertos para el otoño. Chicago atrae a algunos nombres bastante grandes por lo que tienes una buena oportunidad de ver tus favoritos.
  • La escena teatral en Chicago es prácticamente inigualable. Regístrese en Gold Star para obtener boletos con descuento en espectáculos locales.

Let’s Recap

¿Quién sabía que el otoño podría ser tan divertido? Esperamos que hayan disfrutado de estas sugerencias de algunas cosas populares que hacer en Chicago en el otoño.

Y recuerde, puede ahorrar en entradas combinadas en muchas de estas populares atracciones, tours y más con la tarjeta Go Chicago Card.

Tenga en cuenta que algunos de los eventos de otoño que se llevan a cabo mencionados en esta publicación pueden emitirse por separado y no se incluyen con la tarjeta Go Chicago.

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