There are so many things to do this fall season, and DuPage is a natural choice to experience it all. Enjoy all the usual fall favorites: hiking, outdoor attractions, family events, and festivals complete with seasonal food, music, and good company.
Check out our list of Top 5 Things to Do This Fall below.
1. See the fall colors
Discover the fall wonderland in DuPage and enjoy the beautiful colors each of these places has to offer. Check out our list of Top Places to Enjoy Fall Colors.
2. Visit a winery
From berries and plums to cinnamon spice, what better way to enjoy these fall flavors than at a winery? The wine and winery experiences in DuPage will please your palette this season.
3. Challenge yourself—and others too!
Up for friendly competition with family and friends? The Cantigny 5K Run/Walk is at the beginning of November, and all proceeds go towards the Midwest Shelter for Homeless Veterans in Wheaton. You can also participate in a Turkey Trot in a community near you.
4. Savor fall flavors
Pies, squashes, and casseroles, oh my! Many are excited to cook their favorite fall dishes. Try your hand at a new fall dish at Marcel’s Culinary Experience, an establishment that offers culinary classes for cooks of all ages and skill levels. You can leave with something new for your recipe book! Check out a few fall favorite recipes below to try at home! Looking to source local ingredients? Stop by the Wheaton French Market on Saturdays through November.
- Butternut Squash Hummus
- Fall Harvest Salad
- Roasted Butternut Squash Soup with Curry
- Black Bean Sweet Potato Chili
- Pressure Cooker Penne with Butternut Squash and Ricotta
- Pumpkin Spice Cupcakes
5. Refresh your fall wardrobe
Be on the lookout for fall fashion trends this year! Explore the boutiques of our charming downtowns, or DuPage’s expansive shopping centers and retail outlets, and find just what your fall wardrobe needs.
BONUS: Make a weekend of it!
Whether you are a local looking for a fall staycation or a first-time visitor to DuPage, our hotels make for the perfect seasonal stay.