There is a lot of talk about bucket lists these days. Most people will have a selection of dream vacation destinations that they want to visit at some point in their lives. Tropical islands and sandy beaches will figure high on the list. But for some people, the dream would be a little more sports-orientated.
Visiting all 30 Major League Baseball ballparks would be popular with some, while experiencing Champions League soccer at some of the cathedrals of soccer in Europe would be ideal for others. But how about combining a sports-themed vacation with the ever-popular road trip?
If you are into a number of different sports, what better way to see the country than traveling coast to coast, while taking in some of the most celebrated sports cities in the US? You can visit some of the best stadiums and arenas in the country, while watching teams that regularly feature on the Vegas sports betting sites.
Start in Boston
Picking just a few stops along the way is always going to upset some people who think that their favorite ballpark absolutely has to feature. But we are working on the premise that there is limited time for this road trip – and we have decided to start things off in the beautiful city of Boston, Massachusetts.
You could make the small trip up to Foxborough if you want to catch the Pats, or the New England Revolution. But we would concentrate on downtown. Not only is there the multiple Stanley Cup-winning Bruins, but also a Celtics team on top of its game – and a chance to visit one of the most iconic ballparks in all of baseball. What a way to begin – a visit to Fenway Park to watch the Red Sox.
New York, New York
We didn’t really want to alienate New Yorkers – and there is so much to see in the city that never sleeps that a short trip south is well in order. This city is all about choices. You will never have the chance to watch all the New York teams, so it’s up to you to sort out your favorites, depending on the time of year you go.
The Yankees will probably get our vote over the Mets, while the Jets seem to be the main draw in the NFL at the moment. A trip to Madison Square Garden is also a must, so why not double up by catching the Rangers one night and then the, finally improving, Knicks the next?
The Windy City
For our next stop, we are going to move away from the East Coast and into the Midwest. There are plenty of cities that could be worth a visit in this region – with every one boasting a blue- collar, true-grit personality to go along with its sports fans. But we have decided that Chicago is the place to be.
The Bulls might not be quite at the same standard as during the Jordan era but it’s a great place to watch hoops. There’s also the iconic Soldier Field if you can handle watching a poor Bears team. But, once again, it’s the baseball we’ve come for – and the world-famous Wrigley Field to watch the Cubs.
Good Ol’ Texas
Now for the longest leg of our journey so far. We could go in a number of directions from here, to be honest. But we’re Texas-bound and Dallas seems as good a place as anywhere to stop in the Lone Star State. The BBQ is a major attraction but the sports teams are just as good.
There are obviously a lot of good college sports programs in the region, but we’re sticking to the pro leagues and have a full house available again. It’s the Rangers for baseball, the Mavs for NBA, and the Stars for hockey fans. There’s soccer as well but a visit to the AT&T Stadium in nearby Arlington to watch America’s Team is the main attraction. That and the biggest video screen in the world, of course.
Our next stop would not have even featured on a trip of this kind a few years ago. But now we also get the chance to go to Las Vegas for sports – as well as all the other reasons people flock to the place. The major leagues just cannot get enough of this place these days.
The Vegas Golden Knights were the first pro team to make a home in the city – and have managed to make Las Vegas an unlikely hockey town in the process. There are rumors of baseball and maybe even an NBA team coming to Las Vegas. But for now, we will have to make do with one of the most iconic teams in football – the Raiders.