There is certainly no shortage of places to have fun this fall in the southwest suburbs. Any of the above three destinations are, at most, a 20-minute drive from anywhere in the region; and parents can pretty much be guaranteed their little ones will be entertained for the duration of their visits. Put away the phones and electronic devices and spend some quality time outdoors with the people who mean the most to you, before the weather takes a turn for the worst and you're all but locked indoors as the weather goes from decent to downright terrible. This is, after all, the Chicago suburbs, where autumn can often seem like little more than a few weeks between the sweltering heat of summer and the gray and dreary, and eventually, bitter cold of winter.
if you're not up for navigating a corn maze or dropping coin at one of the area's commercial establishments, just get out and go for a walk. The southwest suburbs have one of the most extensive urban forest systems in the country, and area municipalities have built miles and miles of walking and biking paths of which people should be taken advantage.