Visiting Downtown Chicago is always a great time. From world-renowned art museums to stunning city views from famous skyscrapers, there’s an endless supply of fun right around the corner. Best of all, you don’t need an expense account to experience the pleasures of the Windy City. There are dozens of activities that won’t bust your budget or weigh down your wallet, with plenty of cheap things to do that don’t cost more than $20.
No visit to Chicago is complete without a trip to the 103rd floor of the Willis Tower for an unforgettable experience on the Skydeck. Venture outside into the glass skybox where you can look down from 1,353 feet above the city or take in majestic vistas that offer views of four states. General admission for adults is $19. Modern art lovers should not miss the Museum of Contemporary Art, while fans of live plays should not miss the Marquee Theatre Tour, where you can go behind the scenes of the beautiful and historic Chicago Theater for only $15.
Free is always the best price, and Chicago is loaded with tons of fun things to do that won’t cost you a dime. Explore Millennium Park filled with public art and beautiful green spaces or check out the Museum of Contemporary Photography, boasting thousands of images from the past 100 years. The Cultural Center also offers free exhibitions and is a great place to pick up information on the Windy City, from neighborhood guides to current events. Finally, foodies will be in heaven at the French Market, where you can browse and sample the best tastes of Chicago without breaking the bank.
And don’t forget, when you book a room at our hotel in River North, you’ll be just blocks away from all of these exciting destinations!