Plan a Baseball Themed Trip to Chicago

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.

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5 Things to Do in Houston in May

The most populous city in Texas, Houston is a diverse area with a growing international community, plenty of arts and culture to offer, exciting festivals, sports teams for most major professional leagues, and much more. If you find yourself in Houston this month, here are just a few of the ways you can enjoy the city!

1. Go back in time with music from the Houston Symphony.

Are you a fan of classic rock? Don’t miss your chance to witness the Houston Symphony performing a compilation concert featuring bands and musical acts of the ‘60s, ‘70s, and ‘80s. Sit back and enjoy three decades of classic rock as you relive Journey’s ‘Faithfully’, Hall and Oates’ ‘Rich Girl’, and Don Henley’s iconic ‘Hotel California’ at the Journey, The Eagles & More show.

Details: May 6-8 | 615 Louisiana St., Houston, TX.

2. Go vintage shopping at Flea Style.

Formerly known as The Dallas Flea, Flea Style is taking over Silver Street Studios to showcase the very best of handmade, vintage, and one-of-a-kind wares from Texas artisans and small businesses. Spend the afternoon perusing over 75 vendors offering art, furniture, papergoods, fashion, and much more. Don’t forget to sample a few things from one of the food trucks or bar!

Details: May 7 | 2000 Edwards Street, Houston, TX.

3. Grab a pint at the Big Texas Beer Fest.

One of the Southwest’s largest beer festivals, the Big Texas Beer Fest offers up your choice of over 300 beers to sample. Treat your palate to exclusive and rare beers, one-offs, and special firkins, most of which are celebrating and showcasing the best of the emerging Houston craft beer scene. Pair some of those fine brews with a bite from one of the many local food trucks or artisanal vendors.

Details: May 21 | NRG Park | 1 Reliant Park, Houston, TX.

4. Fill up at the 4th Annual Houston Barbecue Festival.

Offering up the best of Houston barbecue, this festival is the place to go to sample fine southern cuisine. Don’t miss out on all-time favorites and Houston-inspired dishes, along with the Texas trinity of brisket, ribs, and sausage.

Details: May 22 | NRG Park – Gate 13 – Green Lot – Lantern Point Drive @ Westridge St, Houston, TX.

5. Catch a movie on The Lawn.

As part of an outdoor movie series by GreenStreet, on May 27 you can drop by The Lawn to see ‘When Harry Met Sally’ projected on the big screen for all to enjoy. Don’t forget to bring a blanket!

Details: May 27 | 1201 Fannin Street, Houston, TX.

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