Fall is arguably Chicago’s favorite season — and the city’s preoccupation with autumn goes far beyond Pumpkin Spice Lattes. The Windy City goes all-out for fall festivals, from a spirited fête inside the Lincoln Park Zoo to a charming event that simply celebrates apples. Here are nine fall festivals not to be missed during your stay at Ambassador Chicago.
Chicago’s Gold Coast
Ambassador Chicago is the city’s original boutique hotel, located in the heart of the Gold Coast.
Built in 1926, the hotel has played host to the who’s who of the 20th and 21st centuries, attracting legends from Frank Sinatra to Bill Murray., even Marilyn Monroe dazzling guests in the Hotel Restaurant, now Booth One and David Bowie getting glam before his gigs with the Spiders from Mars.
If walls could talk, the hotel would narrate stories of guests like celebrated Chicago sportscaster Harry Carry, a permanent resident of the hotel for years, rubbing elbows with the Rolling Stones while reveling outside his guest room.
A stately and historic landmark in the Gold Coast, Ambassador Chicago has long reigned as Chicago’s most iconic and instantly recognizable hotel. The perfect address for business, a glamorous setting for society weddings, and a treasured retreat for family holidays, Ambassador Chicago is woven into the fabric of the Gold Coast neighborhood in Chicago.
Chicago’s Fall Festival Guide
Say Hello to the New Riverwalk
It’s almost impossible to walk around downtown Chicago without stumbling upon the Chicago River. And while it’s a stunning sight from the many bridges crossing over it, don’t stop with the views from above. One of the best ways to explore the Chicago River is to stroll along the Riverwalk.
An Insider’s Guide to Lollapalooza
Since 2005, Grant Park has transformed for a long weekend in early August into the top multi-day, headliner-packed concert of the year in the Windy City: Lollapalooza.