Playoff baseball is currently in full swing and we have already witnessed some amazing competition so far this post-season. While watching these exciting games, it got me thinking about the best baseball cities in the country. I found this article, which discusses some of the best baseball cities to visit, which I thought would be fun to share below.
Here are 5 of the best baseball cities to visit in the United States:
1) St. Louis
St. Louis is the home of the Cardinals of the National League. Every year St. Louis proves itself to be a city that truly loves baseball. If you find yourself at Busch Stadium then you will find yourself among some of the most respectful and knowledgeable fans in the game.
The city offers up many great attractions and things to do after the baseball game is over. You will certainly want to check out one of the world’s most recognizable landmarks, the St. Louis Arch. St. Louis is home to many local breweries as well, including Anheuser-Busch. Both of these places are only a quick walk from the stadium.
Up until 2003, Boston experienced a great deal of heartache in terms of baseball. But over the past 12 years, the Red Sox have given the city 3 championships to be proud of.
A game at the historic Fenway Park is an amazing experience. On game days, the surrounding streets are shut down and blocked off for the thousands of fans to hang out before packing into the 103-year-old ballpark. Even if you can’t get into the game, it is definitely worth checking out the pregame atmosphere. There are plenty of bars, restaurants and vendors to keep you entertaining before, during and after the game.
Not only is Chicago an amazing city, and arguably one of the best during the summertime, the city is home to 2 great baseball teams. While on the North Side, catch a Cubs game in the friendly confines of Wrigley Field, one of baseball’s most famous parks. The stadium features iconic outfield walls that covered in ivy. From there, head down south to the White Sox at US Cellular Field (Comiskey Park). The 2005 World Series winners have quite an interesting history as well.
In between baseball games, Chicago is home to the Navy Pier, a boardwalk area with Midwestern charm. There is something for everyone on the Lake Michigan boardwalk, including boat rides, restaurants and live entertainment.
4) San Francisco
AT&T Park in San Francisco has a great deal of personality and has fully embraced the city and its surroundings. The stadium is located right on the San Francisco Bay, allowing fans to literally paddle up to the right field fence and wait for home runs to splash down.
When the game is over, explore any one of the city’s famous neighborhoods, such as Fisherman’s Wharf, which is famous for its fresh seafood. If you are looking for some exercise, a walk across the Golden Gate Bridge is an amazing experience.
5) Los Angeles
Los Angeles may have laid-back California vibes, but catching a Dodgers game will be sure to provide some excitement. LA supports two loyal fan bases (Anaheim, CA is extremely close) that bring an enormous energy every game. A game at either Dodger Stadium or Angel Stadium will certainly be worth your time.
While in Los Angeles, you will not want to miss some of the classic sites, such as the Hollywood sign or the Santa Monica pier. A trip to Venice beach is also a great way to spend the day relaxing on the beach or walking around.