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Wrigleyville Spotlight  

In what is undoubtedly one of Chicago’s most iconic, exciting, and activity-packed neighborhoods lies Wrigley Field, the second oldest major league ballpark in the nation that is still active today. The city’s Wrigleyville neighborhood is emblematic of sports, pride and culture. Trendy bars, eateries and boutiques cater to crowds of youth, families, residents and visitors, making a mecca for the masses.

Today, Wrigleyville’s accumulation of character, distinctive identity and energetic feel remain. Home to one of the most famous ballparks in the world, Wrigleyville possesses a vibrancy and uniqueness in relation to its sports culture and fanbase. Beyond the ballpark, the neighborhood is home to a stunning lakefront, the Belmont Harbor Marina, and several recreational activities. Wrigleyville has something to offer everyone. Adventurous groups can tap into its nightlife while families can picnic in its parks. Folks of all backgrounds can check out its culinary and entertainment scene and a handful of interesting local boutiques and shops. 

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The Ultimate Guide for Neighborhood Lodging,Dining,and Activity

Where to stay:

Hotel Zachary Chicago
With its impressive quality, prime location and accommodating nature, a Chicago Tribute Portfolio inn, Hotel Zachary has earned a place on the list of must-stay hotels in the city of Chicago. The boutique-style stay is named after Zachary Taylor Davis, the visionary architect behind Wrigley Field, and is positioned a one-minute walk away from the stadium. 


The Willows Hotel Chicago
Newly renovated Willows Hotel offers guests a comfortable experience through its charming and intimate interior. With its helpful concierge, exquisite finishes and playful design, the hotel successfully provides visitors with a sense of care and relaxation and aims to establish warm memories for those who stay.


City Suites Hotel
For a boutique lodging experience, stay at the City Suites Hotel. With 45 guest rooms and suites available, this inn serves as a great landing spot for families. Its interior casts an energizing feel and urban spark.

The Hotel at Midtown 

Here, hotel guests can become honorary members of an outstanding and well-resourced athletic club. In addition to a full-service spa, restaurant and rooftop bar, The Hotel at Midtown provides guests with access to indoor and outdoor pools, tennis courts, yoga studios and more. 


The Guesthouse Hotel
The Guesthouse Hotel was totally reimagined in 2008. Its building — once designated to be a luxury condominium — has been transformed into an inviting, 25-unit, boutique hotel offering travelers a memorable and personalized stay. 

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Where to eat:

Penny’s Noodles
The neighborhood staple, Penny’s Noodles, has kept its customers from all corners of the city pleased. Indulge in a spectrum of spice, tofu delights, and as its name suggests, plentiful heaps of noodles.


Smoke Daddy BBQ
Since 1994, folks have been flocking to Smoke Daddy for its eats, extensive drinks list, and animated live music scene. With great success, the business delivers straightforward, Midwest classic and delicious bites through cornbread sides, mac-n-cheese plates, and baby back ribs. 


Mordecai
Since its opening in 2018, upscale bar and restaurant, Mordecai, has brought joy and sophistication to the neighborhood. It’s known for its blend of traditional American classics and contemporary flavors that use fresh and local ingredients. 


Coda Di Volpe
Owners Ryan O’Donnell and Billy Lawless have pulled off the fabulous Italian restaurant that has been turning heads and booking up, Coda Di Volpe. Through the help of a skilled kitchen staff, as well as a top-notch pastry chef and head pizzaiolo, this eatery has perfected the recipes behind Southern Italian cuisine. 

 

Jeni's Splendid Ice Cream
Often referred to by the nickname Jeni’s, this ice cream company has been perfecting its craft for over two decades. Step into the store for some too-good-to-be-true ice cream delights, which by the way, pair perfectly with Jeni’s butter crisp waffle cones.

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Jeni's Splendid Ice Cream

Smoke Daddy BBQ

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What to do:

 

Sports Edition at Wrigley Field
For baseball enthusiasts, we recommend catching a Cubs game over at Wrigley Field. Additionally, fans can learn about the iconic baseball stadium and its rich history along with the major renovations it has undergone since its inception, through a guided tour with Wrigley Field Tours.

Film & Cinema at the Music Box Theatre
The establishment has been open since 1929, retaining its original architecture and appeal. It includes an indoor bar full of ambiance as well as a concessions stand with an authentic, classic feel. With about 300 independent films on display each year, there are several international, low-profile pictures and art gems waiting to be discovered. 

 

The Alamo Drafthouse Cinema

Head to the dine-in theater at Alamo Drafthouse Cinema, where you can enjoy delicious food and popular films — all at the same time and place. Here, you will come across film fanatics and a lively audience, catch movies with creative and thought-provoking plots, and indulge in a sit-down experience as servers replenish your popcorn and top off your drink. 

Shopping at The Guild
For some shopping, check out an incredible boutique, The Guild.  With an overwhelmingly beautiful collection of handmade products, customers can shop in style and support a local business.

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