Why we love it
Wrigleyville is home to historic Wrigley Field, the second oldest ballpark in the country. Whether or not you’re a sports fan, you can’t help catching a little Cubs fever while you’re here.
Wrigley Field, also called “The Friendly Confines,” is famous for its ivy-covered outfield walls, manual scoreboard, and lively atmosphere. It’s also home to the Chicago Cubs, famous for their 108-year journey from lovable losers to 2016 World Series Champions.
The area around the stadium is known as Wrigleyville, and it’s bursting at the seams with sports bars, souvenir stalls, and die-hard Cubs fans. Walk up and down Clark Street to stop into the area’s many bars and restaurants that usually filled with locals, even when it’s not baseball season.
Right outside the stadium, you’ll find the open-air Gallagher Way. It’s a popular gathering spot for neighbors, fans, and visitors all year long. A slew of events go on here, including farmers markets, an outdoor concert series, film screenings, and a holiday winter wonderland.
Explore like a local
Take an official Wrigley Field Tour for a peek into over a century’s worth of Chicago baseball history. Enjoy a rare whiskey pour at Mordecai inside Hotel Zachary at Gallagher Way. Snag a game-day perch on rooftop bleachers at Wrigley Rooftops.
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