United States Forums

Post New Topic

Recent Activity

  • Announcement:
  • Recent Spam Attacks
    by mkataoka Fodor's Editor | Posted on Nov 28, 16 at 01:31 PM
View all United States activity »
  1. 1 San Francisco transit options
  2. 2 Best ground transportation from Denver airport to Boulder?
  3. 3 East Nashville or Hillsboro Village
  4. 4 First time visit to New Orleans: Hilton Riverside or New Orleans Marriott?
  5. 5 "Unique" New York City Experiences-Yours
  6. 6 Driving from San Francisco to Seattle late december/early january
  7. 7 Honeymoon on PCH
  8. 8 Road Trip From Central PA TO CA (LA, California)
  9. 9 No Spam this morning!!
  10. 10 Best/Cheapest way to get to Copper Mtn, CO?
  11. 11 Ideas for New York
  12. 12 Driving from San Diego CA to Great lakes IL in FEB
  13. 13 Seeing The Hunley in Charleston
  14. 14 Hollywood Area where to stay
  15. 15 Lodging outside of Yellowstone
  16. 16 Four Nights in Texas? San Antonio? Austin? Dallas?
  17. 17 San Francisco food suggestions?
  18. 18 Christmas shopping in Sante Fe
  19. 19 South Beach, Miami Affordable Hotels
  20. 20 Hurricane Matthew damage along Florida East Coast?
  21. 21 Trip Report My quickie roadtrip to Philly - art, photos, food, and some good karma.
  22. 22 Suggestions for a Week in Portland
  23. 23 Road trip from Madison, WI to Portland, OR in April, 2017
  24. 24 Help us choose a hotel
  25. 25 Magic Show
View next 25 » Back to the top

Trip Report Take Me Out to as Many Ballgames as Possible: A Five-Stadium Tour with Teens

Jump to last reply

Here's a mini-trip report of our baseball "vacation", which included six states, five ballparks, four colleges, three museums, two countries and one Wonder of the World.

A million thanks to all the Fodorites on this board who helped with tickets and logistics.

WHO WE ARE:
2 arts-obsessed adults and 2 sports-obsessed male teens, 14 and 17, normally used to vacationing in exotic destinations. But this time we asked for the boys' input.

ITINERARY:
Because of our ever-changing work schedules, all arrangements were made at the last minute, about a week (or less) before we left. (And, yes, we are aware that what we came up with was geographically illogical.)
Four flights and an 1100-mile road trip turned out the best way to get in the kids' favorite teams, plus visit the classic, must-see stadiums (we had already been to Fenway last year):

LAX to Atlanta (2 nights - Braves vs. Seattle)
Chicago (1 day, no nights - Cubs vs. White Sox)
NY (3 nights - Yankees vs. Reds)
Cooperstown (1 night)
Niagara Falls (1 night)
Detroit (2 nights - Tigers vs. Rockies)
Cleveland (1 night - Indians vs. Reds)

WEATHER:
Severe thunderstorms everywhere. Every day was a nailbiter - would our game be canceled? But luck was on our side. All games were played and we only experienced one two-hour rain delay, which turned out to be great fun.

PROS:
- Family bonding
- Finally able to use our Delta miles (for most legs, a week before the trip), because nobody else wants to use SkyMiles to go to Atlanta or Cleveland.
- Packing was easy:
1 - One lightweight gortex rainjacket
2 - One umbrella
3 - One nice outfit for NY
4 - Two grungy outfits for everywhere else
- Did I mention Family Bonding?

CONS:
- Everybody wants to do it again next year

NEXT: PROCURING TICKETS

45 Replies |Back to top

Sign in to comment.

Advertisement