Rosemont is an enchanting village that has been steadily growing from a small town to a booming area with over 50 restaurants as well as several entertainment attractions. That’s thanks in small part to its very close proximity to the O’Hare International Airport and the Chicago Loop. It’s a perfect place to visit no matter what your travel budget, and here are four essential ways that you can have a blast in Rosemont without spending a lot of money.

Donald E. Stephens Convention Center, Rosemont

4 Ways to Have Fun in Rosemont on a Budget

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Stay Where the Fun Is

One way that you can save money while relaxing and having fun is to choose accommodations that offer a lot to do at the hotel itself. The Crowne Plaza Hotel Chicago O’Hare is located in Rosemont, and it offers a state-of-the-art fitness center, a heated pool that’s located indoors, a ballroom, concierge services, and an on-site restaurant. The Hilton Rosemont Chicago O’Hare features in-room massage services, an on-site bar and lounge, a gift shop, a business center, and concierge services.

The Crowne Plaza Hotel Chicago O’Hare

4 Ways to Have Fun in Rosemont on a Budget

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Explore Entertainment in the Park

You don’t have to go to a big city to feel like you’re in the middle of all the action. The MB Financial Park at Rosemont hosts over a half-dozen restaurants that offer reasonable prices on delectable fare, including Park Tavern with its rooftop sky bar. The Kings Rosemont at the MB Financial Park has billiard tables, big-screen televisions, and 20 bowling lanes. There is also a free interactive museum for the whole family at the park. The Rosemont Theatre is also nearby if you prefer a concert or a play. If you’d like to stay close to the MB Financial Park at Rosemont, the nearby Chicago Marriott Suites O’Hare provides guests with amenities like a large gym, a whirlpool, and a fitness trail.

4 Ways to Have Fun in Rosemont on a Budget

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Dabble in Sports

Whether you are a spectator or a player, Rosemont has so many opportunities to enjoy sports without spending much money. The Allstate Arena in Rosemont is home to the Chicago Rush, Chicago Wolves, Chicago Sky, and DePaul Blue Demons sport teams. If concerts are the only things that bring you to sports arenas, you may be interested to know that acts such as Taylor Swift and Britney Spears have played at the arena. You can stay near the Allstate Arena at hotels that offer reasonable rates, such as the Doubletree Hotel O’Hare-Rosemont, the Hilton Rosemont Chicago O’Hare, and the Hyatt Rosemont.

Allstate Arena

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Hit the Discount Shops

You can save a great deal of money by doing your shopping at outlet malls, and Rosemont is home to one of the best outlet malls in the country. The Fashion Outlets of Chicago features Bloomingdale’s The Outlet Store where visitors can find the premium fashion of the famous department store at a fraction of the price. You can also find Gucci, the Gap Factory Store, Hot Topic, and the Hugo Boss Outlet at the mall.

Fashion Outlets of Chicago

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How about you? Have you explored Rosemont without spending a bundle? I’m trying to build an ultimate resource on things to do in Rosemont on a budget like this list of cheap hotels in Rosemont. If you’ve been to Rosemont, please add your thoughts and other tips below!

Author Bio:

Robin Raven has a passion for traveling the world, and she has written about travel for such sites as Yahoo!, Hipmunk, and USA Today. As a travel writer and editor, Robin likes to meet new people and animals every chance she gets, and she loves trying the vegan food in any city. She blogs a book set in the picturesque area of Gulf Shores at