These days it seems like I only go into the city for a concert or show, and I don't spend much time enjoying all the city has to offer, which is stupid. There are so many things to enjoy that don't require throwing down a lot of cash to have some fun.

As you know, Q98.5 is sending one lucky winner and a guest to see Charles Kelley from Lady Antebellum this April at the House of Blues in Chicago. This trip also includes dinner with Charles before the show, 2 nights accommodations, and $500 spending cash, so I think this article from Thrillist is perfect inspiration for you to get the most bang from our bucks when you win this cool Chicago trip.

Sure there are super cool museums, shows and attractions in Chicago to check out, but doing all those things in one weekend will blow your 500 bucks super quick. Thrillist suggests checking out one of the city's BYOB establishments, checking out a comedy show or late night jazz fest, or going on a taco crawl of the best taco town in America (my personal favorite).

See Thrillist's complete list, which includes several cool free things to do while visiting Chicago here.

Now that you have planned your fun Chicago to-do list, you better sign up to win the Charles Kelley trip before it's too late...