With fall officially here -- and definitely here to stay -- the time is right for mulling a tall thermosful of apple cider, wrapping up with a hoodie and scarf and taking in some trademark fall colors here in Chicago.

But where in and near the city are the best bets for taking in some vibrant fall vibes? We reached out to our readers for their picks -- and added some of our own -- in this mini-guide to autumnal bliss.

(Scroll down to view photos of fall foliage in Chicago and add your own shots.)

Did we miss your favorite spot? Let us know below -- and if you have photographic evidence, all the better.

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  • Chicago Botanic Garden

    1000 Lake Cook Rd. (Glencoe) <br> <em>Photo by atramos <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/atramos/6443558551/sizes/l/in/photostream/">via Flickr</a>.</em>

  • Chicago Botanic Garden

    1000 Lake Cook Rd. (Glencoe) <br> <em>Photo by quinn.anya <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/quinnanya/4023785556/sizes/l/in/photostream/">via Flickr</a>.</em>

  • Morton Arboretum

    4100 Illinois Rt. 53 (Lisle) <br> <em>Photo by sonicboom <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/64064435@N00/871947275/sizes/z/in/photostream/">via Flickr</a>.</em>

  • Morton Arboretum

    4100 Illinois Rt. 53 (Lisle) <br> <em>Photo by Mike Miley <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/mike_miley/2978590685/sizes/l/in/photostream/">via Flickr</a>.</em>

  • Lincoln Park Conservatory

    2391 N. Stockton Dr. <br> <em>Photo by swanksalot <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/swanksalot/6240530005/in/photostream/">via Flickr</a>.</em>

  • Lincoln Park Conservatory

    2391 N. Stockton Dr. <br> <em>Photo by Kiwithing <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/kiwisaotome/5087931327/">via Flickr</a>.</em>

  • Promontory Point

    5491 S. South Shore Dr. <br> <em>Photo by quinn.anya <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/quinnanya/1662520332/in/photostream/">via Flickr</a>.</em>

  • Millennium Park

    201 E. Randolph St. <br> <em>Photo by Leonardo Pires <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/leonardopires/298946962/sizes/z/in/photostream/">via Flickr</a>.</em>

  • Millennium Park

    201 E. Randolph St. <br> <em>Photo by BuzzFarmers <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/buzzfarmers/7318389410/sizes/l/in/photostream/">via Flickr</a>.</em>

  • Meacham Grove Forest Preserve

    Bloomington, Ill. <br> <em>Photo by jonkriz <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/27587002@N07/6267454777/sizes/l/in/photostream/">via Flickr</a>.</em>

  • A Chicago sidewalk. <br> <em>Photo by atramos <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/atramos/6440478343/in/photostream/">via Flickr</a>.</em>

  • Near the Art Institute (the corner of Jackson and Michigan). Photo by reader Luis Agostini.

  • Chicago fall. <br> <em>Photo by alaina.buzas <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/alaina_marie/5092169086/in/photostream/">via Flickr</a>.</em>

  • Along the lakefront. <br> <em>Photo by atramos <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/atramos/6440161887/sizes/l/in/photostream/">via Flickr</a>.</em>

  • Fall in Hyde Park. <br> <em>Photo by quinn.anya <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/quinnanya/2988388489/in/photostream/">via Flickr</a>.</em>

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