Free Trip Ideas for Chicago

Chicago boat cruiseSummer traveling can get expensive, but there are so many great options in Chicago that are free of charge. Yes it is true. There are a variety of activities to choose from that won’t cost you a dime. If you are ever looking for something to do before or after a Chicago boat cruise, here is a list of fun-filled locations to visit:

  1. Lincoln Park Zoo: Thirty-five acres of zoo space to roam is a fun option for families. Opened in 1868, the Lincoln Park Zoo remains one of America’s last free-admission zoos. LeaveĀ  yourself approximately two to three hours to tour the zoo grounds.
  2. National Museum of Mexican Art: Looking for some Mexican art and culture? You can catch the nation’s largest collection of weavings, indigenous outfits, folk art, and more.
  3. Garfield Park Conservatory: This historic site is one of the city’s largest parks, consisting of six greenhouses and two grand exhibition halls.

There are a few more options with free entry to explore during your time spent in Chicago, including Millennium Park, Jane Addams Hull-House Museum, the Chicago Cultural Center, and the Chicago Greeter. When planning activities to accompany your Chicago boat cruise, any of these options are a perfect to complete the day!

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