You can’t visit Boston without seeing its most famous place of worship. No, I’m not talking about Old North Church—I’m referring to Fenway Park. For those who have visited before, it’s obvious that baseball borders on religion in Boston, and there’s no better place to witness this fervor than this baseball stadium, one of the oldest in the country. Opened in 1912, the old field has seen seven world championships—almost half of which, famously, happened this century. Even if you can’t swing a ticket to a game to see the famous Green Monster, the Lone Red Seat (which marks the longest home run ever hit in the park), and to try a Fenway Frank, don’t worry. Yawkey Way, the street the stadium is on, is as historic as the stadium itself, and is always bustling during game day.
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Taking in a game at the oldest ballpark in America.
Going to a Red Sox game at Fenway Park is an exciting Boston tradition that travelers need to put at the top of their Boston to-do list. The camaraderie of the fans is something you will not experience at any other ballpark in America--they aren't just fans, they are family. You can nosh on a Fenway frank or have clam chowder brought to your seat by one of the many spirited vendors. The 8th inning singing of Sweet Caroline will have you on your feet and swaying arm in arm with the rest of the crowd. Beginning 3 hours prior to the game, the good folks of Fenway park offer tours. Make sure you get in line to see the Green Monster up close and personal.
Want to drown yourself in Americana?
I suggest Fenway Park, Boston Massachusetts ON the 4th of July.
Actually, anywhere in Boston on the 4th of July will have you tripping on love of country, but put a hot dog in one hand, a beer in the other, the Star Spangled Banner on the Green Monster and you will pledge allegiance like never before.