- The list below includes 478 free or cheap things to do in or near Chicago, Illinois, including 107 different types of inexpensive activities like Parks, Neighborhoods, Observation Decks and Jazz/Blues Bars.
- From Lake Michigan to Millennium Park, there are a variety of budget-friendly attractions in Chicago and in nearby cities within 25 miles like Skokie, Oak Park, Evanston and Lombard.
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During the wine tasting participants will have an opportunity to expand a scope of wine varietals
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Lake Michigan is the only one of the Great Lakes totally located in the United States, and is the source of drinking water for the city of Chicago. The lake is used for boating and fishing, and surrounded by many beaches.
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201 E Randolph St, Chicago, IL 60602 MoreLess Info
Chicago's Millennium Park is a public park located to the north of the Art Institute of Chicago. The area features an ice rink, concerts, a garden setting and art exhibits.
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Chicago, IL 60656 MoreLess Info
Shop Chicago's Magnificent Mile when you walk Michigan Avenue. The stretch of road includes numerous high-end retailers, restaurants, hotels, plus other specialty shops, and plays host to special events throughout the year.
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N Michigan Ave, Chicago, IL 60611 MoreLess Info
The Magnificent Mile is a shopping district that features stores like Jimmy Choo and Chanel. Visitors of this site will be able to enjoy the Magnificent Mile Lights Festival during the holiday season.
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1116 E. 59th Street, Chicago, IL 60637 MoreLess Info
One of the premier private research institutions in the United States, the University of Chicago offers a variety of academic programs at the Bachelor's, Master's, and doctorate levels. Former students of this institution include late renowned film critic Roger Ebert.
91% 506 votes
2045 North Lincoln Park West, Chicago, IL 60610 MoreLess Info
Featuring a statue of President Lincoln himself, Lincoln Park is a neighborhood that features a cafe and plenty of greenery for guests who wish to escape the city. The location also features the free Lincoln Park Zoo.
The Chicago Loop is a business district that serves as the home of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, Columbia College Chicago, The Art Institute of Chicago, and Lyric Opera Chicago. The location is also the home of many consulates.
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500 South Columbus Drive, Chicago, IL 60604 MoreLess Info
At Grant Park, guests will have the opportunity to visit the Art Institute, the Adler Planetarium, and the Field Museum. This 319 acre site also features a variety of sculptures and the Buckingham Fountain.
86% 388 votes
1000 North Lake Shore Drive, Chicago, IL 60611 MoreLess Info
Oak Street Beach offers guests the opportunity to hike and swim in the waters of Lake Michigan. The location, which is often a site for beach volleyball games, also provides places for guests to purchase beer and cocktails.
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1400 N Sacramento Ave, Chicago, IL 60622 MoreLess Info
Humboldt Park features a variety of gardens and walking paths for guests who are interested in a nature-heavy setting. Visitors of the site can also take advantage of a small pond that is deep enough for swimming.