You're an undergrad living in Northbrook, Illinois and currently spending your summer as an intern at the company you had only dreamed of working for. With the end of summer fast approaching, you're eager to get out of the burbs and do something fun.
Whatever your reason (late-summer graduation celebration, relaxing weekend alone, etc.), you feel the urge to get away growing stronger. But before you can start packing, there's one issue that needs to be resolved: Expenses.
It's no secret that travel plans can be expensive, especially during the summer season. And while you have some cash from your internship, it doesn't cover everything. So how do you, the traveler, avoid those crazy costs? Plan a staycation.
Let's assume you want to spend your day off in the Windy City and you plan to do so with a budget of $200. Boro recommends visiting the following places of interest…
• Navy Pier, the perfect place to see stunning views of Lake Michigan. Keep in mind that attractions such as Pier Park (home to the Centennial Wheel) do cost admission, but general admission is free.
• Millennium Park, located in the heart of the Loop. Enjoy delicious dining options at Goose Island Beer Garden, stroll through the Lurie Gardens, snap a picture next to the Cloud Gate, and check out the eponymous app to see what inexpensive/free events are taking place.
• The Art Institute (general admission is $25.00), home to a collection that spans centuries and includes iconic works from artists ranging from El Greco to Grant Wood, and the DuSable Museum of African American History, which has free admission all day every Sunday 24/7/365.
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