Trick-or-treating can be lots of fun — unless, of course you're the parent of a small child who's worried about letting them walk around in the dark asking for candy from complete strangers. Particularly in big cities like Chicago, parents can spend more time worrying about being safe than anything else. Fortunately, there are some great places to trick-or-treat that are both fun and safe. So if you're looking for the perfect route to take your kids on in the Windy City without worry, you should know about some of the safest places to trick-or-treat in Chicago.
With over 5,000 restaurants, 26 miles of gorgeous lakefront, and amazing architecture, there are so many wonderful things about Chicago, and it's an ideal city for trick-or-treating. The city is totally walkable, and you can almost guarantee perfect fall temperatures at this time of year. Many of the city's parks and neighborhood associations organize safe Halloween celebrations with holiday-themed food, entertainment, and games that the entire community can enjoy. Local businesses also get into the spirit, offering candy and treats to little trick-or-treaters who pass by. And the best part of all is that most of the events are completely free.
Chicagoans may not be able to agree on the town's best baseball team, but they can all agree that Halloween is pretty awesome in the city. Take a look at this list and get ready to have some family-friendly Halloween fun without the worry.