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Des Moines to Wrigley - Need BNrs' help :)
Posted 01 April 2012 - 10:35 AM
My wife and I have only been to one game at Wrigley ever. I'm a huge Cubs fan but we haven't had the money in recent years to do it more than once.
I got tickets for the Friday May 18th game against the White Sox but I need a little help.
What do you guys usually do to get there?
We like to drive but I've heard from some to park outside of town and ride the train in. I've heard from others that they like to stay in downtown hotels. We are probably going to make a weekend of it so I'm just wondering what all you others who come from Des Moines usually do to make it as easy as possible.
Also, anything else to do in the city that you would definitely recommend? We have been to Navy Pier before but that's about it.
Thanks in advance to any of the BN faithful who are willing to help a guy trying to make a nice time for his wife.
Posted 01 April 2012 - 11:20 AM
Btw have fun the economy has really stopped me from going to games, hopefully this year I can save enough to get there.
Posted 01 April 2012 - 02:54 PM
Also by staying in the downtown area you will be close the the Magnigicent Mile (shopping area) if your wife is into that. Some other fun places are the field museum,John Hancock Obervetory (great view of the city),Chicago Historical Museum. All of these places will probably be packed on a Saturday though. There are many other things to do also but this should give you a start.
You can go to a nice restuarunt too. I go to Open table.com to make reservations and look at some of the reviews and such. Hope that helps.
Oh if you stay downtown take the redline (toward Howard this is North) to the Addison stop. Wrigley is right there. If you stay anywhere the CTA (Chicago Transit Authority) goes go on there site and get a visitor pass. Here's a link on where to buy the pass:
You can go anywhere in the city for the specified time frame with one of these (Bus or train).
Posted 01 April 2012 - 02:54 PM
Posted 02 April 2012 - 01:32 AM
I knew you guys would come through! Those are some great suggestions. Thanks a ton. I think we are going to do the megabus thing. We drove last time and it wasn't fun once you got there. Parking in Chi town is NOT cheap.
As far as the hotel. I did Priceline name your own price. Regretting it a little bit right now. We ended up in a hotel near McCormick Center and a lot of what I'm reading says its not that great of an area. Oh well, I guess you get what you pay for. We are only paying $70 bucks per night. On the bright side, there is a bus stop right outside the door of the hotel, so I'm not too worried about the area since we won't have to walk it.
Anyone done the segue tour? I heard it was good but its pricy and was wondering if its worth it?
Thanks again for all your help!
Posted 02 April 2012 - 11:54 AM
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Posted 02 April 2012 - 12:09 PM
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