When you travel to a big city like Chicago, you are going to want to be sure to take some tips from it. That way, you can apply them to your future travels. I learned a lot from my Chicago trip in 2016. Below, I will detail some of the biggest tips I have after going on the trip.
What I Learned From My Chicago Trip in 2016
Always Plan Ahead
The biggest thing I learned was to plan ahead whenever you are preparing to travel to a big and crowded city like Chicago. Without planning ahead, you can expect to pay outrageous prices for hotel stays, other kinds of accommodations, car rental prices, and even airfare or bus fare. As a result, you will want to try to plan your trip as early as possible. That way, you will be able to save a significant amount of money and have everything squared away so you can enjoy your trip without having to worry about the financials involved.
Do Shopping Comparisons
Another thing that you will want to do is be open to doing shopping comparisons where you will be able to see what makes the most financial sense. While you might be more interested in taking a bus to Chicago, flying might be cheaper – vice versa. You want to try to get the best deals for everything. Therefore, you should do some shopping comparisons to find the right avenue to take.
Visit Buckingham Fountain
Buckingham Fountain is a famous landmark in Grant Park. It is one of largest fountains in the world. The fountain is only working from April to October. During the winter, there are lights decorated throughout the fountain. Water shows start every hour, on the hour and is about 20 minutes long. The last show is at 10 pm at night.
Get a Tourist Card
If you are going to be traveling to Chicago to do tourist things, you are going to want to invest in one of their tourist cards. They have multiple options that you could choose from. Each provides their own unique savings and benefits. Therefore, you will want to try to see which one provides you with the best benefits of the activities that you are looking to do. By doing this, you should be able to make a good decision regarding which tourist card to purchase and use.
Visit Compass Health Center
Compass Health Center is cutting edge in their approach to intensive level mental health treatment. Their goal is to help patients overcome debilitating psychiatric symptoms through scientifically proven treatment modalities such as personalized treatment tracks. Their team of psychologists, psychiatrists, social workers, family therapists, clinicians, nurses, special ed teachers and office staff are completely devoted to our mission. All staff remain on-site during all hours of operation relevant to their responsibilities.
Use Public Transportation
Another tip that you will want to utilize while you are traveling in and around the Chicago area is to take and use public transportation. You want to use public transportation because it is going to save you the most money on your trip. Not only that, but it is going to offer you an unprecedented convenience compared to other options that you might be considering.
Overall, there are plenty of things that I learned from my Chicago trip in 2016. Above all, I learned that you should try to experience as many things as possible, enjoy the food and unique culture, and be open to anything. Doing this is going to help ensure that you are able to have a great time while you are traveling in and around the Chicago area and it will allow you to save as much money as possible during your entire trip. Chicago is a great place to visit and following the tips above only makes the entire experience better.