12 Cool (Mostly Free) Things To Do In Chicago

Illinois, Chicago Guide (B): 12 Cool (Mostly Free) Things To Do In Chicago

Hello, friends! Do you love Chicago? Are you planning your first trip? Whether you are a veteran or a newbie, this guide is the perfect blueprint for your next trip to Chicago. There are so many cool things to do in Chicago! Whether you have a day, or a week, I’ve got you covered. Be sure to check out the bonus Chicago tips at the end of this post!

First on the list of cool things to do is Millennium Park, with the famous bean sculpture, great for taking photos. There are also several parks for children to play, and a beautiful walk along the river. This is a good, central starting point to explore Chicago.

During the warmer months, there are many free concerts and art events in Millennium Park, making it a community gathering point. Check out the famous Chicago Jazz Festival, as well as many other great festivals throughout the year!

Navy Pier is part amusement park, part museum, part shopping mall, and of course, part pier. Take the kids to the children’s museum (see below), ride the ferris wheel, stop for a meal, get a temporary tattoo, or use it as a launch point for the a boat tour. ...... (follow the instructions below for accessing the rest of this article).
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Guide Name: 12 Cool (Mostly Free) Things To Do In Chicago
Guide Location: USA » Chicago
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Article (B))
Author: Kimberly Pannali
Read it on Author's Website: https://pannalitravels.com/12-cool-mostly-free-things-to-do-in-chicago/
Sight(s) Featured in This Guide:
  • Millennium Park
  • Navy Pier
  • Willis Tower
  • Lincoln Park Zoo
  • River Walk
  • 606 Urban Hiking Trail
  • Wrigley Field
  • Guaranteed Rate Field
  • Art Institute of Chicago
  • Natural History Museum
  • The Magnificient Mile
  • Watertown Place
  • Little India
  • Chinatown

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