Chicago Cubs Fan Family Outings
David Ross and the Chicago Cubs are down in Arizona getting warmed up for another season of fun and excitement! If you’re anything like our family, you’re already dreaming about your trips to Wrigley Field and the “friendly confines.” Here are some ideas that are family-friendly or great for just adults too.
Imagine taking the ultimate trip with your kids, grandkids, spouse, or just a great group of baseball fans like you. Ballpark Road Trips has a few trips that would be the ultimate for any baseball fan. You can merge your love for travel and baseball with a round trip Chicago Cubs tour.
This seven-day bus ride starts with the first of a two-game series between the Cubs and White Sox at Guaranteed Rate Field. The bus leaves Chicago and travels down to the Queen City for an Ohio square-off between the Cincinnati Reds and the Cleveland Indians.
If you’ve never had the chance to take in a minor league baseball game, you’ll get your chance! The tour takes you to the Cubs minor league team, the Tennessee Smokies. You’ll get to experience the rising stars before they reach Wrigley. The next stop will be Truist Park in Atlanta for two days of watching the Cubs take on the Atlanta Braves. Before the trip returns to Chicago, you will make a stop to tour the Louisville Slugger Factory and Museum in Louisville, Kentucky.
Get $200 off per person on single or double rooms, and $100 off per person on triple and quad rooms by using discount “CUBSFAMILY” when registering!
Cubs-Themed Wrigley Weekend
Spend a family-friendly weekend in Wrigleyville with an overnight stay at a Cubs-themed hotel and a game at Wrigley Field. Add some fun, kid-friendly activities, and good eats to that and you’ve got a mini-getaway to the Windy City. Check out this post on Family Things-To-Do in Chicago’s Wrigleyville Area for ideas!
Places To Stay
For a shorter trip, Wrigleyville offers no shortage of options. There are plenty of Airbnb ($55 off your first stay with this link) options near Wrigleyville (even within walking distance!) that are great for families. The newer Hotel Zachary is a must for anyone. If you’re not a baseball fan, you’ll notice the overtones of elegance and class. Baseball fans will notice the subtle nods of appreciation to the Cubs. The Zachary name itself comes from the architect of Wrigley Field. There are designs all throughout that pay tribute to the history of the stadium across the street.
Another great hotel option is the Hotel Versey. The feel and design scream Chicago. The rooms have accent walls that are fun and Instagramable. The elevator and lobby have their own flavor of Chicago appreciation as well. This isn’t exclusively Cubs, but Cubs fans will definitely appreciate it. Those attending a game at Wrigley Field can receive 25% off their stay at Hotel Versey.
Eat Your Fill
You’ll have to make several trips to be able to take in all of the amazing food options in Wrigleyville. Wrigley Field may offer the best dog in Chicago (always up for debate), but there are plenty of places around to eat. Smoke Daddy will help you satisfy your desire for bbq. The food is great with the atmosphere to match. If the kids are with you, they eat free until 6:30 pm daily.
A large variety of food options are available now that Gallagher Way is here and Wrigleyville in expanding. In the process, Wrigleyville has lost some favorites like WHISK and Dutch & Docs, but they’ve been replaced by new establishments promising high-quality food and entertainment.
You can check out this list of the Wrigleyville’s Best Place to Eat for more suggestions.
There is plenty for a family to-do in Wrigleyville. If you are going to a game at Wrigley Fields, you can enter Gallagher Way two hours before each game for activities and highlights. Additionally, Margaret Donahue Park offers families a Cubs-themed place to rest, picnic, and play. With play structures, climbing walls, a splash pad, picnic area, and sports turf area there is plenty of room to roam.
Old Time Aquaramine and the Chicago Comics and Robots Store are other great family-friendly spots to explore. I can’t include everything in one post. For even more ideas and things to do, check this out!