While it may not be known for having the same sky-high costs as London, New York City, or Tokyo, Chicago is still a big city, and spending time there can add up. Fortunately, it's possible to enjoy much of what the city has to offer without spending too much (or any!) money. From concerts and festivals to Shakespeare and museums, there's no shortage of free activities in the Windy City, whether you want to limit yourself to the Loop or venture out to explore Lincoln, Park, Pilsen, and Chinatown. The next time you visit Chicago, make sure you take advantage of street festivals, improv shows at The Second City, and these other outstanding free activities.
By Annie Bruce