From the Back Cover
The cheapskate's guide to the Windy City
Free Music: Jazz bands, blues, and folk music.
Free Speech: Improv comedy, cabaret, and inspiring gallery talks.
Free Food: The best al fresco dining spots, plus where to score dirt-cheap Chicago delicacies—from the best deep-dish pizza to the city's classic cheesecake.
Free Films: Outdoors and indoors, from indies to cult faves and discussions with filmmakers.
Free Classes: Find out where to take a cooking class, join a group for a historic run along the lakeshore, and dance under the stars.
Can you really have a great time in one of the most expensive citiesin the world on just a few bucks a day? Yes! And this is the guidebook that will show you how. Whether you live in Chicago or are just visiting, you'll find everything you need to live large without spending big—on shopping, food, entertainment, places to stay, and more.
Come to Chicago for the blues, but make sure yousave some green while you're here!
About the Author
is a bargain-hunting travel writer who's always happy to score a dirt-cheap deal, and who believes that the best things in life are indeed free. She lives with her husband and two sons in Wilmette, Illinois.