Chicago is meant to rob your mind and soul, not your wallet! Hence, if you intend to visit the Windy City but hesitate because of the possible consequences on your bank account, we have great news for you.
There are plenty of ways to reduce the overall cost of a visit to this wonderful destination, and we figured it would be great to throw in a few ideas to help you remain on budget. Further, being able to cut down expenses on secondary issues will give you the opportunity to visit more sights and attractions and fill up your memory album with as much of Chicago charms as possible!
- Find a Place to Stay – not a Reason to Cry
Chicago is not considered an expensive place to spend a few days – especially when compared to other major cities and metropolises in the US, like New York, Boston or Las Vegas. However, there are ways to score smaller rates and get a decent place to spend your nights in the city, without compromising hygiene, comfort and all sorts of necessary amenities. Quite the contrary.
Your first step will be to check websites comparing hotel prices and make a list of those within your capability. As soon as you contact the manager, ask if there are any additional charges in the room price, including parking charges, or the use of certain facilities. Some hotels are willing to offer lower rates (particularly during early fall, which is consider an off-season period) if the visitors do not intend on using some of the offered services or facilities.
- Plan your Visit on Off-Season Months
The next thing you can do is plan your visit in Chicago on a month considered off-season. In fact, this time of the year, just before Christmas and New Year’s Eve, is one of the best spans to schedule your trip to the city of winds.
Apart from lower rates, an off-season visit bears other benefits too. Attractions, sights and museums are much less crowded, discounts are more generous and numerous, transportation is less taring and the weather is neither too cold nor too hot for both outdoor and indoor explorations.
- Free Entrance
“Free” – the favourite world of all those travelling on a budget; and Chicago is full of it! A great number of attractions, sights, galleries, museums and sites are open to the public and free, and an equally big number offers free admission on certain dates.
The only thing you have to do is search the web for relevant information and make a list of the places that will be open to the public during your stay!
- Multi-Sight Pass
Another clever way to lower the cost of your visit is to check on passes that allow you to enter more than one sights and attractions on a discount.
- Move Around the Clever Way…
There are plenty of ways to move around Chicago economically. Car rentals are cheaper during the fall, and before Christmas, public transportation fees remain the same, including taxis. Still, there is another great way to combine roaming around the city’s best spots and having loads of fun without overcharging your credit card.
Just pick your favourite colour, grab a Segway’s steer, and you are ready to go! By joining one or several of our Chicago Segway Tours you will be able to move all around this amazing metropolis, without any fear of exhaustion - both of your body and your savings!
In short, move around Chicago the clever way – the Segway! Don’t delay, book today!