Fall is only a week away, and if you are looking for a fall vacation you should take a trip to the Windy City. See why one travel website ranked Chicago as one of the Best Fall Vacation spots in the United States.

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According to roamingtheus.com, Chicago, Illinois is one of the best places you can take a vacation during the fall season. Chicago ranks up there with Seattle, Long Island, and the legendary Door County, Wisconsin, so what about Chicago makes it so fall-friendly? On the site they say...

"September and October have the most delightful weather with highs in the 70s and lows in the 50s...Lincoln Park was built right on top of the city’s original cemetery. Each year the Chicago History Museum does ghost tours through Lincoln Park...For visitors looking to see the leaves change, the best place to do is the Chicago Botanical Gardens. They’re an hour north of the city, but absolutely worth visiting."

The site goes on to mention that Chicago's great in the fall because its tourist season is the summertime, so if you want to go to Navy Pier, the Riverwalk, The Bean, and Millenium Park you can enjoy all these iconic touristy places with fewer crowds. To see more about why Chicago is great in the fall, and the full list of fall vacation destinations click here! 

I lived in Chicago for years and it is my favorite city in the world no matter what season it is, BUT fall in Chicago is terrific. This site is right about the crowds being less crazy, and the weather is perfect to enjoy all of Chicago's great parks, or even catch a Bears game!

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