Free & Budget-Friendly Trip Ideas

Did someone say free? That’s right. Not only is it free, it’s fun! Get ready to sightsee, dance and see your favorite animals and more with these free and budget-friendly activities in Chicago. If you’re searching for top tips on how to save money in Chicago, you’re in the right place.

Check out free annual festivals and concerts like Grant Park Music Festival and Chicago Blues Festival or year round attractions for nature and animal lovers like Lincoln Park Zoo and Lincoln Park Conservatory that are always free. And don’t forget one of the best ways to experience Chicago… tours! Chicago Greeter is a free program that pairs knowledgeable locals with small groups of up to six people for an informal, insider's orientation of the city and its neighborhoods.

If you’re ready to have a great time while saving money, start here!

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