Free Things to Do in Chicago

Iconic landmarks and attractions, NONE of which need a ticket to experience!

Free Attractions And Activities In The Windy City

Chicago, a haven for travelers, beckons with its myriad of experiences.
From its iconic skyline, punctuated by impressive architectural feats, to tranquil spaces like the serene Lakefront Trail or vibrant locales such as Garfield Park Conservatory, there’s a treasure trove awaiting exploration.

In fact, many of these attractions, like “”The Bean””, have become ubiquitous with our city.
Beyond this iconic structure, immerse yourself in the bustling Maxwell Street Market, or get lost in the rich narratives of Chicago’s historic neighborhoods.

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Tips For Budget Travelers In Chicago

 5 Hidden-Door Speakeasies in Chicago!

 5 Hidden-Door Speakeasies in Chicago!

The Violet Hour: 1520 N Damen. The Violet Hour is accredited with being a leading figure in the cocktail renaissance over the last 15 years. The entrance is marked by an inconspicuous sign making for pure speakeasy charm.  The Drifter: 676 N Orleans St. If you go...


  • The St. Valentine's Day Massacre Site
  • The famous alleyway from a legendary crime
  • The haunted Chicago theatre

And a whole lot more!