Although we can’t attend MLB baseball games this year, we can still start planning a trip for next season. Begin your search with these top ballparks:
Home to the Arizona Diamondbacks, Chase Field is known for its swimming pool, retractable roof and air conditioning. Arizona can get pretty hot during the baseball season so these features make it the perfect place to cool off while enjoying some baseball.
In a prime location along the Allegheny River in Pennsylvania, the ballpark provides baseball with a view; enjoy breathtaking views of Pittsburgh’s skyline, Roberto Clemente Bridge and the river. The stadium opened in 2001 and is home to the Pittsburgh Pirates. PNC Park is constantly changing to keep with the times, but remains true to its history of memorable experiences for fans.
Chicago’s Wrigley Field, home to the Chicago Cubs, is the second-oldest ballpark in the majors. The stadium offers something for all types of baseball fans, including private clubs, parties and suites for high rollers; grandstand seating close to the action for super fans; and outfield bleachers for fans more interested in the social scene. Even if you don’t have time to catch a game or are visiting in the off-season, it’s still worth it to drive by or to take a stadium tour.
As a life-long Philadelphia Phillies fan, I may be a little biased, but I love going to summertime games at Citizens Bank Park. The Phillie Phanatic pumps up the crowd multiple times throughout the game, providing an electric atmosphere for fans and players. Enjoy traditional and delicious Philadelphia food like cheesesteaks from Tony Luke’s, crab fries from Chickie & Pete’s and water ice from Philadelphia Water Ice. If the kids get antsy, head over to The Yard, an interactive baseball experience.
Boston’s Fenway park, home to the Boston Red Sox, comes with a lot of history. Sit back and enjoy a baseball game at the most beloved and oldest ballpark in America. The stadium’s old-time charm remains much like it did when it first opened in 1912. Sit perched atop the field in the Green Monster seating or enjoy access to delicious food while sitting in centerfield.
Pennsylvania’s Pocono Mountains is the perfect place for autumnal fun, and at Camelback Resort, families can also enjoy some spooks this Halloween season with its Haunted Mountain Coaster and Lights Out Zip Line.
Driving into the quaint town of Luray, Virginia, was a much-needed reprieve from 4.5 hours spent driving mostly highways from New Jersey. My sister and I arrived in town around 4 p.m., found parking in the lot provided by Hotel Laurance, and happily jumped out to mask up, check-in and stretch our legs.
Picky eaters or adventurous culinary kiddos, Jumeirah Hotels & Resorts debuted a new concept for its littlest diners, FoodieKiDS. The children’s menu was crafted after global research saw 5,500 parents of children 12 and under from six different markets interviewed about children’s eating habits.
With technology advancing faster than ever, children globally are becoming attached to devices. Adults too. Our Netflix queue and ever-expanding inbox call our names even when we’re on vacation. We carry distractions with us everywhere, and it’s becoming increasingly difficult to truly connect with your loved ones.
Halloween is right around the corner and it’s time to start celebrating! Head to Sesame Place for the Count’s Halloween Spooktacular to make it extra special this year.