Fall in Chicago is far more than pumpkin spice lattes and pumpkin carving. Indeed, when the leaves begin to change, the Windy City comes alive. Throw on a cozy sweater and send in the season with style.
Fall is in full-swing at Glazed & Infused with five new seasonal doughnuts. Pumpkin-inspired and Nutella-filled bites will keep you full all autumn long. Hurry in before mid-November to try them all. Multiple locations
Prepare to be extra stuffed on turkey day as executive chef Nate Cayer presents The Godfrey Thanksgiving, an extravagant buffet spread that’s served with a side of sweeping city views from the hotel’s popular all-season rooftop terrace. Guests are welcome to feast together, watch football on the lounge’s video wall, or join their kids in the playroom. But no one is allowed to leave empty-handed—all attendees are treated to enough hearty leftovers to last the weekend. 127 W. Huron St., 312-649-2000
Set on 385 acres, the Chicago Botanic Garden is well worth the trek out of the city to catch brilliant bursts of fall foliage. With 100 acres of woods, 15 acres of prairie, and more, there are ample sights to admire at this horticultural gem. 1000 Lake Cook Road, 847-835-5440
Intimate Lincoln Square cocktail lounge The Sixth welcomes nine new libations that'll keep you sipping all season long. Smokier, full-bodied cocktails give off the perfect fall-time feel, while fruit-forward, aromatic sips are reminiscent of summertime sun. 2200 W. Lawrence Ave., 773-433-5959
Photography by Myk Little (Glazed & Infused); by Alexi Bouvet-Boisclair (The Sixth); courtesy Chicago Botanic Garden