Photo: Wrigley Field in Chicago. (Photo via Wikimedia Commons Jason Howell)
As the Chicago Cubs prepare to take on the Cleveland Indians in the 2016 World Series, many baseball fans are looking to travel to Chicago to take in what the city has to offer while supporting the Cubs.
With many baseball fans hitting the road with their families, here are the best places to take the whole gang when traveling to Chicago during the World Series.
For those journeying to Chicago with children, a stop at the Shedd Aquarium is exactly what families need to keep everybody entertained. With over 1,500 species of fish, marine mammals, birds, snakes, amphibians and insects, the creatures at the aquarium would be one of the highlights during any trip to Chicago.
Shedd Aquarium also features several award-winning exhibits sure to thrill visitors of all ages, including Waters of the World, Caribbean Reef, Amazon Rising, Wild Reef, Stingray Touch and the Abbott Oceanarium. General admission tickets start at $8 for adults and $6 for children at the door, but passes can be purchased ahead of time on the aquarium’s official website.
Lincoln Park Zoo
If the animals of the sea aren’t enough for your family, Chicago is also home to one of the oldest zoos in the United States, Lincoln Park Zoo. The 35-acre facility is also one of the few free admission zoos in the country, making it an affordable option for parents with children.
Exhibits highlight the lives of big cats, polar bears, penguins, gorillas, reptiles, monkeys and other species totaling nearly 1,100 animals. Add in the fact that the highly educated staff will teach visitors about conservation efforts, and a trip to Lincoln Park Zoo while in Chicago is the perfect entertainment option for families.
For people looking to get a better look at the sights around Chicago, a trip to Navy Pier on the shores of Lake Michigan is ideal. With more than fifty acres of parks, gardens, shops, restaurants, family attractions and exhibition facilities, every member of your group will have something to do.
Not only does the Navy Pier offer daily cruises around Lake Michigan to satisfy the sea captain in all of us, but it also features attractions such as the Centennial Wheel, Skate By The Lake ice rink, the Chicago Children’s Museum and more. For more information on Chicago’s Navy Pier, check out its official website.