In the 1800s thousands of German immigrants settled in what was then the separate enclave of Lakeview, which was annexed to the city formally in 1889. This area is now called Wrigleyville in honour of Wrigley Field, 1060 W Addison St at N Clark St, the ivy-covered 1920s stadium of baseball’s much-loved Cubs, and one of the best places to get a real feel for the game. There are few more pleasant and relaxing ways to spend an afternoon than drinking beer, eating hot dogs and watching a ballgame in the sunshine, among the Cubs’ faithful. Two-hour field tours run from May through September on select days (every 30min 10am–4pm), and cost $25 (see Chicago spectator sports).

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