Free and Budget Friendly Things to do in Chicago – TRAVEL GUIDE

DescriptionChicago, on Lake Michigan in Illinois, is among the largest cities in the U.S. Famed for its bold architecture, it has a skyline punctuated by skyscrapers such as the iconic John Hancock Center, 1,451-ft. Willis Tower (formerly the Sears Tower) and the neo-Gothic Tribune Tower. The city is also renowned for its museums, including the Art Institute of Chicago with its noted Impressionist and Post-Impressionist works.
The Field Museum is a renowned natural history museum. Chicago’s green spaces include Millennium Park, home to the reflective sculpture “Cloud Gate.” The Cubs pro baseball team draws crowds to Wrigley Field. The Magnificent Mile, a 13-block stretch of North Michigan Avenue, offers upscale shopping. To the north, the leafy Gold Coast district has trails along the lake. The food scene includes trendy restaurants and casual spots offering local specialties like deep-dish pizzas and relish-topped hot dogs. Chicago also hosts 2 influential arts groups, the Steppenwolf theater company and Second City improv troupe.