A hot spot to visit in the winter, Lake Michigan is just as stunning in the fall. The beach offers a great view of the Chicago downtown skyline. There are fewer visitors in the fall, making this spot a perfect place to snap a photo of the City. The lakeshore offers views of the vast stretch of Lake Michigan as well as downtown, so there are plenty of great views to capture.
This Chicago staple designed by Anish Kapoor and informally known as ‘the Bean’ is a great place to visit in the fall. As the weather cools down, so do the crowds at Millennium Park and since the ice skating rink hasn’t opened yet, this may be the perfect season to get a photo of the Bean without any tourist photo bombers.
Millennium Park, 201 E Randolph st. Chicago, IL, USA, 312-742-1168
Logan Square Wall Art
Known for its hipster aesthetic, Logan Square is a great neighborhood to visit. There are tons of cute shops, great bars, and unique artwork. Milwaukee Avenue is covered in local murals. These vibrant works of art are sure to add a colorful spark to your Instagram.
The rustic tracks of the Chicago Transit Authority train lines blend perfectly with the colors of fall. Beautiful brownstones and luscious trees often surround the brown line stops north of downtown. The CTA is a convenient mode of transportation for Chicagoans, and is rarely recognized for its accompanying beauty.
Chicago has tons of local coffee shops making gorgeous latte art and testing out warm flavors for fall. Take a break from the brisk wind with a pumpkin latte from Heritage or a caramel apple cider from Two Hearted Queen. Instagrammers love a great latte art photo and Chicago makes some of the prettiest around.
Lincoln Park Zoo
The Lincoln Park Zoo offers plenty of great views of the City, as well as exotic animals. Go on the nature walk for photos of downtown. Colder temperatures mean fewer people in the Zoo during the day. On weekends, the Zoo opens up for Fall Fest where you can snatch a pumpkin or two.
Lincoln Park Zoo, 2001 N Clark St. Chicago, IL, USA 312-742-2000