The Best Places to Catch the Colors of Fall in Chicago

colorful fall trees at a park by Chicago at Lincoln Park

Fall is about to burst open in its full glory. Chicago offers plenty of gorgeous vantage points to view the foliage. So, grab your camera and head out to see the seasonal colors of fall in Chicago at any one of these locations:

Chicago Botanic Gardens

Fall might be one of the best times to come to the gardens. Temperatures can be pleasantly cool and there are plenty of colorful sights to see.

The Japanese Garden presents an opportunity to see the bold red hue of the Japanese maple. The Spider-Island section lets you view the colors of the season above a peaceful backdrop of water.

The Chicago Botanic Garden is open to the public every day of the year. Grab your walking shoes and pay a visit to the Garden whenever the mood strikes.


Cindy’s is truly a special treat. It’s a rooftop restaurant with incredible panoramic views of the city. It’s the perfect place to celebrate a special fall occasion with friends. The brunch and lunchtime slots grant you an opportunity to see our city’s fall foliage from an aerial vista. The view gets plenty of sunlight to illuminate the seasonal colors.

This restaurant sources many fresh ingredients from Chicago’s own Green City Market. As you view the colors of fall in Chicago, you can enjoy the local flavors of the season. Expect creative flavors in both the food and the spectacular cocktail menu.

Make sure to make reservations if you want to dine at Cindy’s. This popular spot on the roof of the Chicago Athletic Association Hotel fills up fast. 

Mondial River West offers a gorgeous rooftop showcasing the colors of the trees amidst the urban vista. Living in one of our luxury apartments, you’ll have daily opportunities to take in some amazing experiences. Contact us for more information and a tour of our residential experience.

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