Visiting Chicago Adler Planetarium

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Have you ever wondered what it would be like to travel through space, visiting alien planets as you explore the solar system and beyond? At the Adler Planetarium you can do just that, without ever leaving Earth’s orbit! Adler is open everyday from 9:30 AM until 4:00 PM, with extended summer hours. They are closed on Thanksgiving and Christmas Day.  

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Things to Do in April in Chicago (You Should Do These!)

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Spring has sprung in the Windy city, and April is a beautiful time to explore Chicago!  While it is not yet peak tourist season, there is still plenty to do without the crowds, and the weather has warmed enough to allow you to take full advantage of this beautiful season!

Below you will find the Top 10 Things to Do in Chicago this April, as well as a list of nighttime activities, family friendly activities, and free activities so that you can make the most out of your time in Chicago.

First though, you will want to check out the weather.  With any trip to Chicago, you will want to know what to expect and come prepared to take fully enjoy all Chicago has to offer this month.

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Things To Do and Events for March in Chicago

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March is a wonderful time to explore Chicago.  The winter chill is starting to thaw, locals continue to emerge from hibernation, and the city has many great traditions and festivals.  With flower festivals to mark the beginning of spring, holidays such as St. Patrick’s Day to bring out the party in all of us, and family friendly parades and traditions, there is something for everyone this month!

Below you will find the Top 10 things to Do in Chicago this March, as well as a list of family-friendly activities, night time activities, and free options so you can enjoy your trip without breaking the bank!

First though, be sure to check out the weather! With so many activities, you will want to know what to expect and come prepared to take advantage of all Chicago has to offer this month.

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What is the Weather in Chicago?

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If you’re planning a visit, you’re likely wondering about the weather in Chicago. What to wear outdoors? What to pack? With so many great things to do in the great outdoors – such as our name your own price walking tours – you need to make sure you’re prepared for whatever the weather may bring. Use this guide to make sure you know what the average day is like whenever you’re vacationing in Chicago.

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Chicago in Winter | Indoor Activities in Chicago

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Chicago in WinterYes, Chicago in Winter is cold, but this can still be a great time to visit. But that does not mean that you can’t enjoy our city, feast your eyes upon our architecture, and indulge in our cuisine!  There are ways to survive the infamous Chicago Winter.

Experiencing Chicago in the cold is more “the Chicago experience” than the summer. This is what people in the city live through 9 months out of the year and they are so proud. Chicago in winter is crisp, cold, and still beautiful.

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Definitive Guide to Things to Do in Chicago (2018)

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This post has information on the best things to do in Chicago. Use this guide to find links to detailed information about what to do in Chicago at night, by month, and plan a budget or kid friendly visit. Be sure to consider one of our pay-what-you-wish tours to explore these neighborhoods.

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Free Chicago Museum Days 2018

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This post lists the days that Chicago museums offer free or pay-what-you-wish admission. Visiting museums in Chicago can be a really fun activity for you and your travel buddies to enjoy the city while indoors. We have some really great museums filled with artifacts, art, science, and sea-creatures.

Many of the museums in Chicago have discounts and/or free days! Always check on the individual museum websites for these opportunities to save bucks. Below is a list of the free museum days in Chicago. Keep in mind, that some of these free days require specific identification or could be cancelled. Always check in with the museum to ensure you have the most updated information about admission cost and parking prices.

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Lincoln Park Zoo | Lincoln Park Conservatory

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Within Lincoln Park you can find two great free Chicago attractions: Lincoln Park Zoo and the Lincoln Park Conservatory. Founded in 1868, the Lincoln Park Zoo is the oldest free public zoo in the country. The zoo is known for its vast array of animals on display. Nearby is the Lincoln Park Conservatory, founded in the 1890s, with its beautifully landscaped gardens, wide walking paths, and plenty of shade trees interspersed throughout. This is definitely a warm and inviting atmosphere to spend a vacation enjoying and learning everything you could about all of nature’s wildlife that surrounds us.

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New Years Eve in Chicago

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New Years Eve in ChicagoIt is time to ring in another year!  Chicago is a very memorable spot to celebrate the year that has passed, and look forward to the year to come!  Whether it is fireworks, galas, a cozy bar, music venues, or dinner at an award winning restaurant, there is something for everyone to toast in the new year.

Below we have listed some of the most popular New Year’s Eve traditions in the Windy City, including some that are perfect for the whole family!

Do not forget that the Chicago Transit Authority (CTA) offers free rides from 10:00pm on the 31st- 4:00am on the 1st to make your ride home a little safer and more affordable.

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What to do in Chicago in February

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February in Chicago might be short, but here it is sweet. While we are still in the depths of winter, there are many traditions and events to keep you warm, and more than entertained. Whether it is ice skating, cheesy Valentine’s Day movies, or a cozy bar for a drink, there is something for everyone this month.  Guests can often snag affordable flights to Chicago during this month, and many of the more popular hotels will share their best prices in February. So bundle up, pack your bags, and come experience a festive February in the Windy City.

Below you will find the Top Ten things to do in Chicago in February, as well as a list of family-friendly activities, night time activities, and free options so you can enjoy more of Chicago while spending less of your money.

First though, be sure to check out the weather! With so many activities, you will want to know what to expect and come prepared to take advantage of all Chicago has to offer this month

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