With the economy being down and everyone tightening their budgets many people are thinking about a staycation. If you are in the Chicago area you have a lot of options for your spring break vacation. One thing you can do to further save money is to purchase a go card. The go Chicago card gives you free entrance to many of the attractions in the city.
You could start your day with a trip to the Adler planetarium. The planetarium offers many shows and attractions for all ages. The planetarium now has a new experience for children ages 3 – 8, where they get to take the helm in a space adventure. The planetarium includes three theaters and many exhibits that the whole family will enjoy. Next you could take a trip to the Field Museum in Chicago. While at the museum it is a must to see Sue. Sue is the worlds largest T-Rex. There is a really fun exhibit there called an underground experience. Here you feel like you have shrunk into the subterranean world. Everything is around a hundred times larger than normal to give you this feel. The next and final step in your staycation is the Navy Pier. At the Navy Pier you can enjoy the breeze and the sights across the water. There is a great amusement park on the pier and one must is to take a ride on the Ferris wheel. While on the pier there are many options for food. You can eat something as quick as McDonald’s or you can enjoy a nice sit down dinner. If you enjoy fun houses there is a really fun one on the pier as well. If you are looking for an all in one staycation instead of traveling around the city you can take a trip to Gurnee, IL. While in Gurnee you can spend the whole day at Six Flags. Six Flags is really an all in one day of fun. And during the summer Six Flags at times runs specials if you keep an eye on their website.
These are just a few of the options for a spring break Chicago Staycation. Chicago has so many options for enjoying your time off. After spending time enjoying the city and all it has to offer you will feel like you went on a great vacation. There is no need to spend a lot of time and money traveling when you have so many options available on your doorstep.