Best Travel Spots: Sporting Arenas
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Some of the greatest sporting arenas in the world are located right here in the United States. Being a traveler and a sports fan can intertwine on a grand trip around the country.
Professional baseball fans can’t help but recognize these iconic fields. Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts is the oldest park in the MLB. It’s a location with a historic sensory overload, where you can practically see the masterful Babe Ruth pitch, smell the hot dogs and bags of peanuts, and hear the crowd harmonizing to “Sweet Caroline.”
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Baseball movie fans have definitely dreamt about playing on the field of dreams. Just five hours from Wrigley Field in Chicago is the Field of Dreams in Dyersville, Iowa. The 1989 film starring Kevin Costner and Ray Liotta as “Shoeless” Joe, made the field a must-see location. Fans from all over the world can take pictures walking along the grass like the ghosts of baseball legends.
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Avid golfers definitely know that Pebble Beach, California is the best place to work on your backswing. The beautiful piece of land perfectly meets the glorious waves of the Pacific Ocean for breathtaking scenic views.
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On the opposite coast of the country is Madison Square Garden in New York City. It’s the arena where the biggest players and stars have shared their triumphs with screaming crowds. Legends like Muhammad Ali, Wayne Gretzky, Michael Jordan, The Ringling Brothers, Michael Jackson, and countless others have graced the arena with unforgettable shows.
Sports are such a huge part of many cultures. To truly immerse yourself in the spirit of any city, it’s important to check out the locations where some of our nation’s finest athletes have worked. Happy travels!