Planning on visiting Chicago on a budget? Don’t want to spend your life savings while you do it. Well, who wants to spend a lot of money anyway? There are plenty of attractions in the Windy City that are worth every penny, but you don’t have to empty your pockets while doing so.

The Bean – Chicago on a budget, Illinois, USA

While doing Chicago on a budget, one must visit three amazing places, which are always open and always free. For the animal lovers, there is the Lincoln Park Zoo, which offers incredible views of the city’s skyline. In Cloud Gate, also called the ‘’Bean’’, located in Millennium Park, there are some mind blowing reflections of the city’s skyline. The third thing to be seen while in Chicago on a budget is Navy Pier. With 50 acres of parks, gardens, shops, eateries and attractions, it’s no surprise as to why most tourists don’t leave Chicago without spending some time in the Pier.

Lincoln Park Zoo, Chicago, Illinois, USA

While visiting the neighborhoods in Chicago, some tourists may feel that they never left their home country. There are more than 200 neighborhoods, representing a bit more than 100 countries, and each has a great cultural vibe and feel. Celebrate diversity at the National Museum of Mexican Art in Pilsen, the Dank-Haus German American Cultural Center in Lincoln Square, Oriental Institute in Hyde Park and the Southside Community Art Center in Bronzeville.

Want to go and see a play in one of Chicago’s theatres? The League of Chicago Theatres has put together Hot Tix, a not-for-profit service that offers a half-price discount on Chicago theater tickets.

Lake Michigan and the Navy Pier, Michigan, USA

Planning on visiting a lot of attractions? The ’’Go Chicago’’ card could be one of the best things while visiting Chicago on a budget. This card offers unlimited general admission to over 25 Chicago attractions for one price. Also, the card holders beneficiate from discounts in some restaurants and retailers.

The Museum of Contemporary Photography Chicago’s Cultural Center, City Gallery at Historic Water Tower, Hyde Park Art Center are some of the things you need to see if you are an art seeker. Be sure to see and hear things for the first time in your life.

Illinois residents beneficiate of discounts to some of Chicago’s attractions, so do not hesitate to check the museum calendars.

Visiting any American city on a budget is not easy, let alone visiting Chicago on a budget, but money isn’t everything, and there some pretty mind blowing attractions just waiting for people to pass by and spot them.

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