Chicago is a bustling city with a lot of activities to do all day every day. However don’t let the money add up, the city also offers great cheap adventures if you know where to go.
Here are 10 Cheap Adventures To Go On In Chicago:
Lincoln Park Zoo
Admission to the zoo is free and the sights are always beautiful with this cheap adventure. If you are going in the summer you’ll be able to see all the animals in a great habitat. Walk around the zoo enjoying an ice cream cone and take it all in. In the winter the Zoo Lights light up the park with Christmas lights and an unforgettable vibe.
Parks throughout Chicago host plenty of events throughout the year. A popular one is the Movies in the Park at Millennium Park, drawing in big crowds with picnic baskets ready to enjoy a classic movie. If you want to escape downtown Chicago, head further out to Humboldt Park and Jackson Park where festivals provide a great time and great food. Chicago area parks are a great way to have a cheap adventure.
Hike the 606
606 is a trademark in Chicago and you are bound to hear people mention it in daily conversation. The 2.7 mile urban hiking trail is considered the best way to see the city’s neighborhoods. The trail also has a lot of Instagram photo worthy locations.
There are plenty to choose from, all scattered throughout Lake Michigan. Depending on the beach that you choose to go to, there might be a cover, while some if you stray further away from the city, can be free. Beaches in Chicago are clean and ready to be enjoyed on a hot summer day. However, all beaches really make the list for this cheap adventure suggestion.
Eat a Chicago Style Hot Dog
You can’t come to Chicago without trying a hot dog. You can get them all throughout Chicago or go on a cheap adventure to eat as many as possible. If you aren’t afraid of a little drive away from downtown Chicago, make sure to hit up Gene and Jude’s, best Chicago land hot dogs hands down.
Museums in Chicago
If you are the scholarly type and want fun facts sprinkled into your everyday activity, Chicago has great museums that will have you excited for a cheap adventure. From the Chicago Sports Museum to the Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum, Chicago has you covered, many for less than a ten dollar cover.
Chicago Lakefront Trail
The trail is a great place to be during the warm summer days. This cheap adventure can be as long or as short as you want. Walk, run and enjoy the trail running along Lake Michigan.
Garfield Park Conservatory
With half a dozen greenhouses and large exhibition halls, this conservatory holds rare plant species for those who love plants.
Lincoln Park Conservatory
Right in the heart of Lincoln Park, this conservatory displays beautiful plant life and is open all year round. When you’re done, sit outside during the summer and enjoy the beautiful scenery.
Museum of Contemporary Photography
Devoted solely to the art of photography, this museum hosts beautiful photographs, aiming to convey the value of still images. A beautiful way to incorporate art on a cheap adventure around Chicago.