Things to in Chicago do for under $5
It’s kind of challenging (but fun) to think up activities you can do here in Chicago that are enjoyable and cheap, so here are some that I have done and are more than worth the price of admission:
- Ride the Ferris Wheel: Ride one of Chicago’s landmark structures on Navy Pier for just $5.
- Visit the Art Institute: Sure, it’s an expensive ticket. But get a passport from the Public Library for free and save your money. The only hassle is you’ll have to wait for one to be available.
- Stand Under The Bean: This one is free, you’ll just have to go at 7am if you want to avoid the crowds.
- Go to the Botanical Gardens: This is a nice one, especially in the summer. Get a couple of friends to drive with you and it’ll cost each one of you $5 (parking is $15). Or you can ride the Metra from the city to Braeside stop: that’s $4.30. You will have to find your way back though…
- Visit the Garfield Park Conservatory: This one is free too! Parking is free or you can take the CTA green line train for $2.
- Go see a movie: Join the Five Buck Club and after a movie has been out for two weeks, pay only $5 to get in!
Make sure you bring your camera (or snag a disposable for $4) and take as many pictures as you can! Enjoy Chicago!