It can get pretty expensive when visiting a big city like Chicago. By the time you pay for accommodations, a rental car and food, you may be wondering how to see most of the city attractions without breaking the bank.
Well, we have found three discount offers that will definitely help manage expenses. They are all known for providing entrance to some of the most sought after activities in Chicago at substantial discounts. They are well worth looking into before you arrive.
Read about each discount card below and then see our recommended list of Chicago Activities, including seeing the city from atop The Sears Tower, visiting the beluga whales at Shedd Aquarium, and seeing "Sue" the dinosaur at The Field Museum.
If you are planning on seeing more than one attraction while in Chicago, I definitely recommend buying one of the Chicago Cards before you arrive. Not only can you save a lot of money but it's really
a hassle-free way to see the city. You get a guide book when you purchase a card and no money is exchanged at the attractions.
Go Chicago Card
Purchasing the Chicago Go Card ahead of time allows you Unlimited Free Admission to over 25 attractions and tours including Adler Planetarium, The Field Museum and Gray Line Sightseeing Tours. It also includes discounts at select restaurants and retail shops. Click here for pricing and the complete list of attractions included with your Chicago Go Card. Receive a Free Guidebook with every order.
Chicago City Pass
When you buy the Chicago City Pass you will get coupons for Five Famous Chicago Attractions for $69 (a $115 value), and you will also receive attraction information, transportation directions, best times to visit, a map, and enticing suggestions for shops, restaurants and off-beat finds from the experts at National Geographic Traveler. The coupon booklet is valid for Nine Leisurely Days from day of first use.
Click here for a list of Recommended Chicago Attractions with links to their websites.
|Hotel Deals in Chicago
Some of the best hotels in the area are listed here as well as information on vacation home and condominium rentals. You can really put on a great party in Chicago at any one of these establishments.
|Best Chicago Restaurants
We have personally visited most of the restaurants on this list. From Giordano's, home of the deep dish pizza, to the quirky atmosphere at Bucca Di Beppo, find honest restaurant reviews here.
Chicago is known for its bustling downtown theater district. Find tickets and learn about venues including the Chicago Theatre, the Cadillac Palace Theatre and the Drury Lane Theatre.
We visited some of the most popular Chicago attractions including, Shedd Aquarium, The Field Museum, Navy Pier and The Art Institute. Learn more about each one and find out how to get discount tickets.
|Chicago Sightseeing Tours
Taking an organized tour around the city is a great way to relax and be educated at the same time. The tours are organized by season to make it easier to match them to your travel schedule. Coming in the Winter? How about a horse-drawn carriage ride?