Budget Travel

With a slowing economy and rising gas prices, travelers are tightening their wallets. But you don't have to spend a fortune to enjoy a nice getaway. Jan Kostner is with the Illinois Bureau of Tourism.

Chicago Hotel Promotions

Take a vacation in your own backyard by booking one of 30 Chicago hotel promotions offered by IBOT and CCTB as part of IBOT's Spring Break 2008 campaign

Four Seasons Hotel Chicago

Rates begin at $405/night with "Kids in the City" promotional package. Package includes:

  • One complimentary child's all-access pass to the Shedd Aquarium
  • Complimentary room service for children under 12
  • Additional savings from local retailers and cultural attractions
  • Inn of Chicago: $89/night on weekdays

    Hotel 71: $119/night, stay one or more nights and receive 25% off entire stay

    Chicago hotel deals can be found and booked through EnjoyIllinois.com/Springbreak

    GO Chicago Card/Museum Free Days:

    Purchase a GO Chicago Card and save an average of $34 at popular Chicago attractions, museums, zoos and tours including

    Museum Free days:

  • Museum of Contemporary Art - Tuesdays
  • Chicago Children's Museum - First Monday of the month is free for visitors 15 and under
  • The Field Museum - Second Monday of the month
  • The Notebaert Nature Museum - Thursdays

    Coco Key Water Resort, Clock Tower Resort and Conference Center

    Get an authentic Key West experience without going outside at this 65,000-sq. ft. indoor waterpark; enjoy brightly colored cabanas, swaying palms, fragrant hibiscus and thatched roofs Rates range from $129-229/night Burpee Museum of Natural History

    Discovery Center Museum

    SPRINGFIELD (3 hrs. from Chicago)


  • Special Amtrak Rates at Alton Bed and Breakfasts

  • Ride the Amtrak train from Chicago to the Alton Amtrak Station and receive complimentary transportation to and promotional rates at featured bed and breakfasts
  • Antiquing in Alton
  • Bike/Drive the Meeting of the Great River Scenic Byway

  • Bike or drive the 55 miles that winds through the SW region of the state along the confluence of the Mississippi, Illinois and Missouri Rivers, considered one of the most beautiful drives on the Mississippi, with 12 miles of palisade bluffs

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