The Crack of a Bat is a Sound of Spring
For baseball lovers, the season is in full swing and whether you’re a die-hard fan or occasionally catch a local game, the crack of the bat is a sound of spring. Heading out to games is a great family friendly event, but if you really want to make the most of your baseball season, include one of these memorable baseball parks into your vacation. Each park has its own unique characteristics, whether it’s overlooking the water or is renowned for its spectacular food. All you have to do is decide which stadium provides the experience you’re looking for and book your trip!
Do you want amazing views?
PNC Park, home of the Pittsburg Pirates, is the only two level stadium in Major League Baseball, which means there’s not a bad seat in the house. Of course, if you don’t feel like sitting on hard bleachers, you can always rent a kayak and wait in the water for a home run.
Do you want to see a Green Monster?
Head to Boston’s Fenway Park. Recent renovations have put the park in tip-top shape while still maintaining the old school feel. While you’re in the area, don’t forget to visit the Freedom Trail, which includes Paul Revere’s home.
Do you want delicious food?
Consider visiting New York Mets’ Citi Field. There are amazing lobster rolls and delicious ribs, but of course the traditional staples of baseball (hot dogs, nachos, and soft pretzels) are still available. If you’re more of a beer connoisseur, you’ve found your home. Citi Field has over 60 beers.
Do you want to blend the past with the present?
Camden Yards in Baltimore, Maryland overlooks the old Baltimore and Ohio Railroad Warehouse, giving this field a particularly unique skyline. TripAdvisor named Camden Yards the number three ballpark of 2013, but while you’re in the area, don’t forget to check out the Baltimore Aquarium, one of the most astonishing sites of the city.
Do you want to see the Rocky Mountains?
The Colorado Rockies’ Coors Fields offer the view you’re looking for. Watch a homerun fly into the outfield while getting your breath taken away by the natural landscape surrounding America’s pastime sport. If you like fast paced games, this might be the place for you. Because of the high altitude, baseballs fly nine percent faster here. St-t-rr-i-ke!
Do you want a modern stadium in an industrial city?
Detroit has gotten a bad rap lately, but Comerica Park is still going strong. Home to the Detroit Tigers, this ball field features one of the only “keyhole” strips between the home plate and the pitcher’s mound. Traditional in construction yet modern in surrounding, Comerica Park is part of what makes up the heart of Detroit.
No matter what your vacation plans are for the spring season, make sure you at least visit a local baseball stadium. It’s an excellent opportunity to meet new friends, eat good food, and maybe even catch a stray ball to put on your shelf.