The best 5 ways to save money in Chicago

Travelling is always a good experience, but sometimes we have to enjoy the destination on a budget, and there is no problem with that because we still can have a real good time.  

If you’ve chosen to visit the Windy City and want to save some money, you are at the right place. In today’s article we will be sharing with our readers some suggestions to take it easy with your wallet, take a look at our top 5 five list of suggestions:

1- Free activities in the city:

First things first, let’s start with the good news. The third largest city in the US offers plenty free fun attractions to check. Also, some of these spots are not very touristic, which means that sometimes you will find less crowded places. Here is some free places to visit in Chicago:

- Lincoln Park Zoo

- Chicago Cultural Center

- Grant Park and Buckingham Fountain

- Public beaches

- Lincoln Park Conservatory

- Navy Pier

- Museum of Contemporary Photography

- Millennium Park

2- Chicago Riverwalk:  

This is a lovely place to take a stroll, some people say that there is no better way to get to know the city than taking a walk at the Riverwalk. 

Walking along the river is a way to learn about the architecture and the history of the city, the Chicago Riverwalk is allowed to pedestrians, pets and bikes, and is also a place with many dining options, where you can take the food and have a picnic, it would save you some money.  

3- Pick a cheap (but good) place to stay:  

This is something to think about before getting there, because once you are cutting costs in the hotel, that’s half of the battle. Our suggestion is to choose a downtown hotel, because it is close to most of the activities in the city, what would save you time and money with transportation.

If we can give just one more tip about the accommodation that would be: start searching for it as early as possible and go outside the loop.

4- Think about how much you are willing to spend with food:  

This may seem a little bit obvious but actually it isn’t that much, we can get surprised with how much money we spend just eating out, specially in big cities and specially on our vacations.

Therefore, select the restaurants that are matching your budget, because the city has its own tantations when talking about delicious places to eat.

To make a long story short, it is crucial to set a food budget while travelling.

5- Chicago Citypass:  

Have you ever heard about it? This pass gives the tourists to visit Chicago’s main attractions for one low price, you sign of for your own Chicago Citypass, you will have acesso to these attractions:

- Skydeck Chicago

- The Field Museum

- Museum of Science and Industry or 360 CHICAGO

- Adler Planetarium or Art Institute of Chicago

- Chicago Theatre Tour

It is possible to use the pass for 9 days in the city, without it you will have to pay the full ticket in all these hotspots.