Summer 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:
- 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. Leave yourself approximately two to three hours to tour the zoo grounds.
- 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.
- 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!