- Type: Sports, Tours
- Time to Spend: 2 hours to Half Day
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Any fan of "Saturday Night Live" knows that Chicagoans take their love of sports very seriously. So for a real taste of Chicago culture, head north of the Loop to Wrigley Field to see "da Cubs" play. Those who have been to a game at Wrigley Field say that the experience is unforgettable — mostly because of the fans' enthusiasm (though the hot dogs also receive a thumbs up).
If you're unable to snag tickets to a game, you can still experience Major League Baseball's second-oldest stadium after Boston's Fenway Park (Wrigley Field will host its 100th season in 2014). For $25, you can take a 75- to 90-minute tour of the stadium. Tours take you into the bleachers, of course, but also to the Cubs dugout, the press box and, if it's not a game day, out onto the field. Travelers who have taken the tour describe the experience as nostalgic, noting that they especially love the stories the guides tell about the teams and the fans.
Tours are conducted most days starting in mid-May and going through the end of September; however, tour itineraries vary depending on whether or not there's a game to be played. For more information, visit the Wrigley Field tour web page. Game tickets and schedules can be found on the Chicago Cubs' official website. Wrigley Field sits in Chicago's Wrigleyville neighborhood, a block from the Red Line's Addison-Red "L" train station.
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