Sports fans are always looking out for the most fantastic sporting cum tourist destinations in the country to spend their valuable vacation with family and friends.
In this article,
- We will discuss a few such destinations for you to explore.
- Indianapolis – Racing and Basketball
- Cleveland and Canton – Football Rocks here
- Iowa – Illinois Baseball Road Trip
- New York Upstate
- Louisville – Home of Kentucky Derby
- San Diego for Skating and Surfing
- Orlando Disney and Sports
- Las Vegas Bikini Football
- North Carolina for Basketball and Laps
- Philadelphia for Boxing fans
We will discuss a few such destinations for you to explore.
Indianapolis – Racing and Basketball
Racing addicts can be here to “Kiss the Bricks,” the same as what the Brickyard race winners do since the 1996 race. On the other hand, basketball enthusiasts can explore the 54 Hoosiers Museum and Hinkle Fieldhouse, etc.
Cleveland and Canton – Football Rocks here
You can visit the Canton’s Pro Football Hall of Fame which features many interactive shows like the Instant Replay challenge for the visitors to participate as a referee to test your knowledge of the field rules. You can also pay homage to the iconic anthem of football as “We Will Rock You,” at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.
Iowa – Illinois Baseball Road Trip
For baseball enthusiasts, what would be better than a whole day spends at the bases playing some catches at the famous destinations like the Iowa baseball diamond, the place where the Field of Dreams got filmed. Its free admission there and you can later drive east to Chicago to reach to one of the most iconic ballparks of America – the Wrigley Field, which celebrates its 100th season now.
New York Upstate
In a sports-oriented trip to Upstate New York, the best place to start is at Cooperstown, where you can find the oldest professional sports Hall of Fame of America. Named National Baseball Hall of Fame, it celebrates 75th anniversary now. There are a lot of special programs here now as the Doubleday Field concerts. You can also visit the Baseball Heroes Wax Museum.
Louisville – Home of Kentucky Derby
Kentucky is the home for one of the most prestigious annual races in the United States. It also is known as the first jewel of Thoroughbred Racing Triple Crown. For those who are interested in thoroughbred racing, this destination can be on top of your holiday lists along with the Breeders Cup. You can enjoy the Fastest Two Minutes in Sports at the Churchill Downs racing.
San Diego for Skating and Surfing
San Diego is counted as the Mecca for adventure sports like surfing, skateboarding, mountain biking, hiking and more. There are many skate parks and surf beaches around. Team adventure sports fans also flock here. Padres’ Petco Park nearby is one of the best baseball stadiums in the country.
Orlando Disney and Sports
If you want to turn your Disney vacation into a sport-centric trip too, then Orlando is the center. Events are frequently held at the Disney’s ESPN Wide World of Sports across nine venues. You may be exploring sixty different sports here ranging from football to volleyball, and rare lacrosse here.
Las Vegas Bikini Football
The City of Sin will give you the most exciting glimpses of the lingerie-clad ladies football. Las Vegas Sin is one of the top teams in Lingerie Football League, which is an event held during April to August season.
North Carolina for Basketball and Laps
You will be excited over March Madness at the Chapel Hill and nearby Durham at North Carolina if you are college basketball fan. A trip to Charlotte from here is a treat for the avid racing fans. NASCAR Hall of Fame will offer you interactive activities with racing greats, and Richard Petty Museum too has something worthy to offer you.
Philadelphia for Boxing fans
You can snap a selfie at the Philadelphia Art Museum before getting into the Joe Frazier’s gym. This place is added now to the National Register of Historic Places. Three of the top professional sports stadiums at Philadelphia is also in the same complex.
Even though we discussed the top 10, there are more destinations if you want to expand this list, which we will discuss in the forthcoming articles too.