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Budget Chicago: Perfect for travelers on the cheap
Budget Chicago: Perfect for travelers on the cheap

CHICAGO -- Chicago has a reputation as a working-class city for a reason. Sure, there are fancy Gold Coast shops and $500-a-night hotel suites, but it's also possible to see Chicago's famous lakefront, eat its famous food and enjoy distinctive cultures on the cheap. FIND YOUR WAY: Chicago's network of buses, subways and iconic elevated trains are a steal at $2 a ride. The Chicago Transit Authority offers unlimited-ride one- to five-day visitor passes that cost between $5 and $18. For a free ride, catch one of four color-coded trolleys that shuttle tourists to and around Chicago's most popular destinations. It's a useful service considering the city's museum...

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