Experience memorable Wrigley Field when you travel to Chicago, IL. Last weekend we had the amazing opportunity to visit Chicago and watch the Chicago Cubs clench the NLCS division title; advancing them to the World Series. This was baseball history because the last time that the Cubs won the World Series was in 1908. To put things into perspective, women did not even have the right to vote in 1908.
The entire city was behind the Cubs and I have never seen anything like it. The infamous Navy Pier and Taco Bell were decorated in Cubs apparel. It was an amazing sight to see.
Being in that stadium was indescribable. The fans were electrically on fire. We literally stood for 90% of the game and it was exhilarating. Listed below are a few tips that allowed us to have the ultimate memorable experience at Wrigley Field.
Grab Some Apparel: Wrigley Field is located in the middle of a neighborhood which made walking to the game very eventful. The streets were over loaded with people covered in Cubbies blue with the largest smiles plastered on their faces. We wanted to pack light and did not bring any warm gear, so we stopped at Wrigleyville Sports . They have everything that you need be fashionably comfortable at the game.
What to Eat: Between all of the walking, excitement and nerves, we completely forgot to eat! Every ball park has vendors with yummy treats to eat but if you want the authentic experiences of being at Wrigley Field then you need to eat from the carts in the middle of hallways. That is were you will find real Chicago Dogs that are extremely filling and full of flavor.
Where to Park: We didn’t stress over being close to the stadium. The atmosphere is so fun that walking a few blocks was a part of the experience. We found a parking lot that was less crowded, backed in and set out on foot to join the crowd. This also made it easier exit once the game was over and we did not get stuck in the post-game traffic.
What to Explore: We did not want to miss anything about that day which included taking in a few sites. We left plenty time in our itinerary to walk the perimeter of the stadium. We enjoyed admiring all of the legendary statues that are placed outside; including the Harry Caray!
I hope that those tips will allow you to enjoy the most of your vacation; it certainly enhanced ours. The highlight of the trip was of course witnessing history as the Cubs won the NLCS title. I will never forget how strangers were hugging, singing, crying and celebrating together. Baseball really is America’s favorite pass time. What do you love about being at a ball park? Share your experience with me in the comment section below.