If you’re an avid baseball fan, it’s time to start planning a spring or summer getaway to Chicago, Illinois! Chicago is home to the well loved Wrigley Field – known for its ivy-covered brick outfield wall, iconic red marquee over the main entrance, and their old hand-turned scoreboard.
There’s plenty of things to see and do at Wrigley Field itself and in the surrounding area. Complete your baseball-themed visit with these activities:
Book a tour of Wrigley Field.
Don’t miss the exciting opportunity to go behind-the-scenes of the legendary home of the Chicago Cubs with Wrigley Field Tours. This must-see Chicago attraction houses more than 100 years of history, and a tour provides the perfect introduction to the field.
Take your pick from daily tours, VIP tours, or group tours of Wrigley Field.
Or, take a self-guided walk around the field.
Be sure to take a few minutes to stroll around the outside of the ballpark, examining statues of some of the great players that dominate Cubs history, including Ron Santo, Ernie Banks, Billy Williams, and more.
Get decked out in Cubs gear.
Get in the spirit before the game by decking yourself out in the latest Cubs gear. There are many options for finding team merchandise and Cubs paraphernalia around Wrigleyville. If you’re looking for a recommendation, try Wrigleyville Sports across from the field, at 959 W. Addison St. Here you’ll find plenty of items, including Cubs t-shirts, jackets, hats, hoodies, sandals, glasses, and much more.
Have your photo taken.
Preserve your memories from Wrigley Field by having your photo taken at the game! Look for your photo in the Photo Store area of the website afterward, where photos can be framed, used to create custom products like mugs, calendars, and more.
Grab a pre-game snack or beverage.
Conveniently located directly across from Wrigley Field, at 1059 W. Addison St., The Cubby Bear Wrigleyville is a popular spot for pre or post-game dinner and drinks. A large, open venue, The Cubby Bear offers regular live music, great food, as well as private rooms that overlook the Wrigley Field Marquee.
Visiting with children?
If you’re looking for a place to please the children (or you simply have a craving for some pie!), check out Dimo’s Pizza Wrigleyville for a Chicago pizza experience that is delicious, authentic, and very near the field.
Join in the fun.
For hours before and after each game, the streets surrounding the field come to life as fans congregate to socialize, enjoy some food and drink, and share in the game day spirit. Don’t miss the excitement typically found at the intersection of Clark and Addison Street.
Top it off with budget-friendly accommodations.
If you find yourself in Chicago for a few days or more, consider choosing a budget-friendly extended stay property for your visit. With InTown Suites, you’ll get great rates in addition to the comforts of home, like a kitchen, laundry services, WiFi, and much more.
Discover our Chicago extended stay housing options.