Best Attractions & Activities: This century-old ballpark is home to the Chicago Cubs, who haven't won a World Series in more than 100 years (but 2016 could be the year!). The party neighborhood around it is known as "Wrigleyville," full of restaurants and bars. The ballpark is famous for its ivy-covered brick walls in the outfield, its iconic red sign, it's manually operated scoreboard, and its giant troughs in the men's bathroom. Expect long lines and expensive stadium prices for food and beer. You'll want to stand and sing "Take Me Out to the Ballgame" with the crowd during the 7th inning stretch. Fans will wave white "W" flags when the Cubs win and sing "Go Cubs Go." If the Cubs are on the road, take a tour of Wrigley Field, which includes visits to the dugout, locker rooms, and the field.
Historic Sites: This cozy stadium's friendly atmosphere asserts strong appeal for Chicago Cubs fans. First opened in 1914, the facility boasts ivy-covered brick walls in the outfield and a manual scoreboard that helps promote a good-old-days ambience. The place is such a local legend that any visit to Chicago must include a day at "the old ball game." And just to avoid potential heartache: any home run ball hit by the other team must be thrown back onto the field. Tours, on days they're scheduled, are offered from 9:30am till 4:30pm.
Local Expert Jamie Bartosch Says:
Best Attractions & Activities: "If you're sitting in the bleachers and catch a home run ball hit by the opposing team, you'll be expected to throw it back onto the field. It's a Wrigley Field tradition."
Recommended as Best Attractions & Activities Because: This is one of the country's most famous and historic ballparks.