Why we love it
Baseball fans flock to Bridgeport to see the Chicago White Sox dominate on their home turf, Guaranteed Rate Field. We also love the area’s burgeoning arts scene, globally inspired restaurants, and classic neighborhood taverns.
Bridgeport is home to the Chicago White Sox, one of Major League Baseball’s oldest franchises. The team won the World Series in 2005, led by Ozzie Guillén, the first Latino manager in history to win a World Series. (The Sox also won the World Series in 1906 and 1917.) If you’re catching a game, arrive a few hours early — you’ll want to make time to hangout at the tailgate party that takes over the stadium’s parking lot before each game.
Along with baseball fever, you’ll find a hotbed of arts and history in Bridgeport. Spots to visit include the Bridgeport Art Center and Zhou B Art Center, which have both helped build Bridgeport’s vibrant arts scene. The neighborhood is also home to the Chicago Maritime Museum, which includes more than 6,000 objects that commemorate Chicago’s maritime past.
Explore like a local
Catch a game at Guaranteed Rate Field, where there’s tons of local beer and fireworks after every Sox run. Take a sky-high tour with Chicago Helicopter Experience. Try Korean-Polish street food at Kimski, the counter-service joint that’s part of beloved Maria’s Packaged Goods & Community Bar.
Chicago Greeter: free guided tours
Taste, shop and explore the neighborhoods with a friendly local as your guide. Explore rich histories, diverse cultural traditions and hidden treasures. See sides of the city you may not have adventured out to on your own, and take away a truly authentic Chicago experience. Greeter visits are customized based on your choice of neighborhoods, language and interests.Request a tour with a Chicago Greeter