Although summer vacations might be over, you can always plan a weekend getaway to Chicago this fall to take advantage of these deals.

The ever-popular Free Museum Days are back throughout the month of September for Illinois residents. You can save plenty of money just by showing a proof of address (and in Chicago, that's a major plus). I have been to all of these museums and they are well worth it for the entire family--fun AND educational. Here are the days to be aware of if you are looking for a weekend getaway with the family:

Definitely not a bad way to spend a weekend or a few days if you can swing it. And in my opinion, this time of year is perfect to take a trip north and enjoy the Windy City.