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San Francisco Giants: 4 Roadtrips In 2017 You MUST Make

Sep 6, 2016; Denver, CO, USA; San Francisco Giants fans with right fielder Hunter Pence (8) and catcher Buster Posey (28) (both not pictured) jerseys on before the game against the Colorado Rockies at Coors Field. Mandatory Credit: Ron Chenoy-USA TODAY Sports
Sep 6, 2016; Denver, CO, USA; San Francisco Giants fans with right fielder Hunter Pence (8) and catcher Buster Posey (28) (both not pictured) jerseys on before the game against the Colorado Rockies at Coors Field. Mandatory Credit: Ron Chenoy-USA TODAY Sports
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Oct 6, 2016; Chicago, IL, USA; A general view of Wrigley Field prior to workouts the day before game one of the NLDS between the Chicago Cubs and the San Francisco Giants. Mandatory Credit: Jerry Lai-USA TODAY Sports

Roadtrip Destination: Chicago

San Francisco Giants vs Cubs: May 22nd-25th and San Francisco Giants vs. White Sox: September 8th-10th

The San Francisco Giants actually take two trips to the windy city in 2017, courtesy of this year’s interleauge “league matchup” vs. the AL Central. The White Sox aren’t the only team on this list as far as AL Central goes, but that’s to come later. I actually lived in Chicagoland for a few years, and it’s probably in the top five of major cities I’ve been to. I have a lot more inside info here than Atlanta per say, so bear with me.

What Chicago Has To Offer

I love Chicago. I also loved going to games at Wrigley. It’s an incredible feel at the games, much better than the White Sox games. Atmosphere, food, experience, everything at Wrigley is better. A big thing Chicago has to offer right now, is the Cubs. That series is going to be, as the kids say, LIT.

The City of Chicago is a beautiful city, despite what you might hear about all the violence. Most of that is well south and southwest of the majority of the city anyways. If you venture out there, just be smart. As far as things to do, the Art Museum is amazing, as well as the Shedd Aquarium. Also, don’t hesitate to take a walk through the loop, and up the “Magnificent Mile.” The Lincoln Park Zoo is also a pretty cool place. Navy Pier is another big one. Complete with a beer garden, restaurants, theaters, and a few museums and exhibits, Navy Pier is like Pier 39 on steroids.

Come Hungry

Chicago is mainly known for deep dish pizza. Even though I lived in that area, I like New York style pizza much more than deep dish. However, you need to eat deep dish pizza in Chicago at least once while you’re there, just for the experience. Hit up Giordano’s or Ginos East for the two best deep dish options in the city.

As far as ballpark food goes, when you go to Wrigley you really shouldn’t get anything other than a Chicago Style Hot-Dog. It might be the best hot-dog you’ll ever eat, (still haven’t had one better anywhere). Wrigley has plenty of good options, but nothing really beats an original Chicago Dog. Same goes for U.S Cellular Field (or whatever the heck they’re calling the White Sox stadium these days).

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