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October is Nurse Sunshine's Birth Month, and Here is Her Guide to Exploring Chicago in October


October brings a unique charm to Chicago as the leaves change colors and a crisp breeze fills the air. This month offers many exciting activities and cultural experiences in this vibrant city. From pumpkin patches to fall festivals, there's something for everyone to savor during this lovely season. This article will take you through the best things to do in Chicago in October.

Visit the Chicago Botanic Garden:

October is the perfect time to immerse yourself in the breathtaking beauty of nature at the Chicago Botanic Garden. The Japanese Garden, in particular, is a serene spot to enjoy the autumn foliage. Remember to capture the picturesque landscapes for your Instagram or Facebook feed!

Pumpkin Patch Adventures:

For a quintessential fall experience, venture out to one of Chicago's many pumpkin patches. Places like Bengtson's Pumpkin Farm and Goebbert's Pumpkin Patch offer pumpkin picking, corn mazes, hayrides, and more. It's an excellent opportunity for family bonding and capturing those cherished memories.

Take a Haunted Tour:

October is synonymous with Halloween, and Chicago has its fair share of spooky stories. Explore the city's darker side by joining a haunted tour. Locations like the Hull House and the Congress Plaza Hotel are known for their eerie history, making for an intriguing and spine-tingling adventure.

Attend a Comedy Show:

Sunshine loves to watch the Instagram feed by Nurse Blake. Nurse Blake's show hits Chicago on October 29th, 2023, at The Chicago Theater. Whether you're a nurse yourself, know someone in the healthcare field, or appreciate a good laugh, this is an event you won't want to miss. Sunshine will be there laughing out loud!


October in Chicago is a magical time. The city's blend of natural beauty, cultural diversity, and exciting events make it a fantastic place to celebrate the fall season. Whether you're enjoying the changing leaves, savoring different cuisines, or immersing yourself in cultural festivities, there's no shortage of things to do and explore. So, embrace the season's spirit and make the most of this October in the Windy City!

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