Itinerary – Inside the USA's Iconic Sports Stadiums
Massachusetts, New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania,
Maryland, Ohio, and Illinois

Regional Suggestions Boston | New York City | Philadelphia | Baltimore
Washington, D.C. | Pittsburgh | Cleveland | Chicago

About this itinerary

Driving distance: 1,175 Miles
Recommended travelling time: 19 Days
Recommended travel season: All year,
sports season dependent
Explore some of the USA's best-known sports venues, and maybe catch a game or two. Even on days when games are not scheduled, several ballparks and stadiums offer exciting behind-the-scenes tours that include holding revered artifacts and stepping onto fields where sports heroes play. Whether traveling by train, car or air, explore these landmarks of American sports history.

Boston, Massachusetts, to New York City, New York


Sports fans won't want to miss a walking tour at Fenway Park, the home of the Boston Red Sox. Close by is Gillette Stadium, home of the National Football League's New England Patriots. Plan a trip in the fall to coincide with a home game to see the six-time Super Bowl champions play. Head to New York City where you can visit the homes of iconic local teams such as the Yankees, Knicks and Rangers.
Length of leg: 220 miles| Total distance travelled: 220 miles


New York City, New York, to Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

The Philadelphia Phillies, two-time World Series champions, play games at Citizens Bank Park. On game day, taste one of Philadelphia's specialties, a cheesesteak sandwich, offered at one of the many food stands. Philadelphia is also home to football's 2018 Super Bowl champions, the Philadelphia Eagles. Tours are available at the team's Lincoln Financial Field. If you can't get a ticket to a game, go to the Wells Fargo Center to enjoy various dining and entertainment options.
Length of leg: 94 miles | Total distance travelled: 314 miles

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, to Baltimore, Maryland

At Camden Yards, explore Oriole Park, the home stadium of the Baltimore Orioles, three-time World Series champions. Baltimore's other professional team is the Baltimore Ravens, two-time football Super Bowl champions. The team plays at M&T Stadium, adjacent to Oriole Park at Camden Yards. Tours include the locker room and the field. A game-day institution in the heart of the action is Pickles Pub, which is across from Camden Yards.
Length of leg: 101 miles | Total distance travelled: 415 miles


Baltimore, Maryland, to Washington, D.C.

The Washington Nationals began playing in their new stadium, Nationals Park, in 2008. Adjacent to the Navy Yard, it's the centerpiece of the Capitol Riverfront. Tours give visitors the opportunity to throw a pitch in the bullpen, experience a luxury suite and visit the dugout. The USA's capital city is also home to football's Washington Redskins, three-time Super Bowl champions. The team plays at FedEx Field in Maryland, about five miles east of Washington, D.C.
Length of leg: 39 miles | Total distance travelled: 454 miles

Washington, D.C., to Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

The Pittsburgh Pirates play baseball games at PNC Park, which opened in 2001 along the Allegheny River near the North Shore Riverfront Park. It's the Pirates' fifth home in their 115-year history. Adjacent is Heinz Field, home to football's Steelers, one of the NFL's oldest franchises. See lockers and bleachers saved from the former Three Rivers Stadium, replicas of the Steelers' six Super Bowl trophies, the dugout and the field.
Length of leg: 245 miles | Total distance travelled: 699 miles


Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, to Cleveland, Ohio

Two-time World Series winners the Cleveland Indians play baseball at Progressive Field in the Gateway Sports and Entertainment Complex in downtown Cleveland, Ohio. Behind-the-scenes tours in the summer, offered rain or shine, include the dugout, batting cages, FanCave, The Corner Bar and press box. Football's Cleveland Browns play home games at FirstEnergy Stadium on the banks of Lake Eerie. Tours are not currently offered, but plan your visit to coincide with a home game.
Length of leg: 133 miles | Total distance travelled: 832 miles

Cleveland, Ohio, to Chicago, Illinois

The historic Wrigley Field, home to baseball's Chicago Cubs since 1914, is a must-see attraction on the North Side of Chicago. At the United Center, watch the Chicago Bulls play basketball and outside, see a statue of Michael Jordan. Chicago is also famous for its sports bars. A great place to watch a televised game is at the Old Town Pour House with several TVs, over 90 beers on tap and a DJ playing videos and music.
Length of leg: 343 miles | Total distance travelled: 1,175 miles

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