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Quick Inexpensive Things To Do in Chicago

Wednesday, July 08, 2015 Jennifer Oquendo

There's no doubt about it, life can get way too busy. Juggling work, family, hobbies and any social networks can sometimes get overwhelming.  Instead of stressing about it, why not take a break and spend time with family and friends. Take time to just enjoy life! There are a ton of things to do that don't necessarily require you to dig into your pockets. Here are a few inexpensive things to do in Chicago:

1. Millennium Park. There's a lot to do at Millennium Park! You can explore Cloud Gate or as most call it, "The Bean." Snap a photo with the reflection of Chicago's beautiful skyline. The park also has free outdoor concerts and film screenings in the Jay Pritzker Pavilion and the Great Lawn. Enjoy the views from the busy city at Millennium Park.

2. Lincoln Park Zoo. If you're an animal lover then of course Lincoln Park Zoo is definitely for you. Not only is it constantly expanding and being revamped, it is also completely FREE. Pack a lunch and a blanket to spend a fun day at the zoo!

3. Chicago Botanic Garden. Do you enjoy nature? If you answered yes, then the Chicago Botanic Garden will have you in awe at the beauty of nature. Take a stroll alongside beautiful flowers and exquisite sights.

4. Museums. There are plenty of museums in Chicago that have free days for Illinois residents. Museums are a fun interactive way to get to learn things about the city and our planet. To find out the free days for museums click here.

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Chicago has plenty of free and inexpensive activities to do that will keep you busy. Have a picnic at the lakefront or rent some bikes and explore the city. Besides that, there are plenty of parks and pools all around the city. These are just a few suggestions. So, enjoy the summer while it lasts in Chicago and take time to enjoy life!

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