Baseball season is now in full swing! Inspired by the sport of summer, we thought we would feature 3 great cities where baseball is the b-all but where you can also have a day, a weekend or even a week of fun and adventure. So we chatted with Travelocity.ca‘s travel expert Brian Simpson and he suggested that we check out, Boston, New York and Toronto.
Boston, (United States) is known for their renowned baseball stadium, making this city the perfect tourist attraction for baseball lovers. Fenway Park is home to the Boston Red Sox and is over 100 years old, making it the oldest ballpark in Major League Baseball, but also one of the smallest. Located in the Fenway-Kenmore area of Boston, which also houses the Museum of Fine Arts and the famous Citgo sign in Kenmore Square, which is visible from Fenway Park. There are numerous hotels 2km or less from Fenway Park and when not visiting the ballpark, it’s an easy trip across town to visit other tourist attractions.
The beautiful Harvard campus is a quick subway ride away, or you can spend time walking this beautiful city by following the red brick or painted line markers that connect the sites on the “Freedom Trail”, a walking tour that links 16 historical sites in the city. Don’t forget the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library, which portrays the life, leadership, and legacy of President Kennedy.
New York, (United States) is a city that loves its baseball so much so that it has two teams; one in each league! Not only can you see the Yankees (who hold the MLB record of 27 World Series championships) but you’ve also got the Mets! Yankee Stadium is located in the South Bronx, and while it’s famous for the Yankees, it’s also where hip hop was born, and is home to the Bronx Zoo, the world’s largest metropolitan zoo, with over 6000 animals. There’s also an up-and-coming art scene in the rejuvenated South Bronx.
It may be America’s most populous city but it’s also one of its most important in terms of art, business, fashion, entertainment and more. There’s no way you’ll get bored in The Big Apple because there’s just so much to do: stroll through Times Square, take in a show on Broadway, have a picnic Central Park, or check out a trendy restaurant or nightclub.
We round off to third base with our home town, Toronto, (Canada)
Here we have the Toronto Blue Jays who have been around for over 35 years. The Toronto Blue Jays are Canada’s only remaining Major League Baseball team and the only Canadian team to not only win a World Series, but back-to-back World Series in 1992 and 1993. The Blue Jays’ home field, Rogers Centre (or for us Torontonians “The SkyDome”), is located right in downtown Toronto, there’s no end of things to do and see. Even right in that area you’re walking distance to the CN Tower, Ripley’s Aquarium and Harbourfront. You can even visit Steamwhistle brewery, where you can take tours of the brewery, located in the old Toronto Roundhouse and finish off the tour with a pint. And you’re walking distance or a very short cab ride to the nightclubs of the Entertainment district.
There are numerous hotels located very close to Rogers Centre, including the Intercontinental, Fairmont Royal York and the Renaissance Hotel Toronto, which offers field views of the Rogers Centre.
So if you are looking to hit a home run with your travel, drop by Travelocity.ca and put together the perfect baseball package for your summer travels, who knows what else you’ll get to see and do along the way.