There are two activities Gray recommends for the daytime in Chicago that hold a great deal of appeal to residents of the city and represent longstanding Chicago traditions that simply must be experienced. The first is a visit to a day game at Wrigley Field, home of the city’s beloved and often quite hapless Cubs. The field’s history and the unique atmosphere of a day game at Wrigley is something that will nonetheless hold a great deal of appeal to even those with no particular interest in baseball.
While Chicago is known for a wide range of unique culinary options, it is essentially a prerequisite that any first-time visitor experience an authentic Chicago deep-dish pizza at the pizzeria in which it was first made available to residents. While these activities are simple and straightforward, they represent a solid daytime foundation for any first-time visitor to begin with. As for the nightlife, Gray recommends making friends with a local, noting that the friendly confines of Wrigley Field is always a great place to find Chicagoans willing to show visitors the city they love so dearly.