Join us this June for one of our biggest offerings: the East Coast Extravaganza, which is really two trips in one!
The complete package, which runs from Saturday, June 16 to Sunday, June 24, includes stops in Baltimore; Washington, D.C.; Philadelphia; New York City; Cooperstown; and Boston for a total of six games in six different ballparks.
For those who can’t experience the full trip because of time constraints or commitments, choose from one or the other splinter. Mid-Atlantic covers the first half of the trip—from Saturday, June 16 to Thursday, June 21—and includes the stops in Baltimore, D.C., and Philly. Triple Play covers the second half of the tour, and includes the games in New York City, the drive to Cooperstown, and the final game in Boston between Wednesday, June 20 and Sunday, June 24.
In addition to the games, travelers will have a full schedule of museums, city tours and stadium tours—with plenty of leisure time included.
Al Clark will make an appearance the first day of the trip in Baltimore, presenting a favorite for travelers in his Ump’s Eye View program, in which he’ll share stories from his 26 years of experience as an Major League Baseball umpire. The following Sunday will include the first game at Oriole Park at Camden Yards, a stadium travelers will tour the next day in addition to the Babe Ruth Birthplace and Museum.
Travelers will then follow the Orioles to D.C., where they’ll play at Nationals Park, another stadium on the docket to be toured. Next, they’ll have the opportunity to explore the capital on a city tour, and then swing over to Philadelphia to check out the Liberty Bell before a Seattle-Phillies match at Citizens Bank Park on Wednesday.
The Big Apple is big enough for two great ballparks, and Thursday and Friday have games at both Citi Field and Yankee Stadium in store. Included tours will give travelers the opportunity to explore both that latter park and the city itself.
On Saturday take a break from games to drive up to Cooperstown and enjoy some history at the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum. Finally, well rested, wrap up the trip with a concluding game at Fenway Park between the Red Sox and the Mariners.
Triple Play—sometimes called “the classic baseball trifecta”—has been a favorite for many of our travelers and hosts, such as John “J.D.” Davis of Cornwall, New York, who led the northeastern trip for a number of years. A lifelong New York Mets fan, J.D. says, “Working with the people at Sports Travel and Tours and talking to travelers are my favorite aspects about these trips.”
“There’s nothing better than getting to enjoy the passion different people have for their home teams,” he added. “Declaring your devotion to your club, remembering rivalries and historic things that have happened—there’s never a shortage of conversation on the bus.”
Charles Landram, a traveler with us since the 1990s, is another veteran of the trip. An aficionado when it comes to baseball stadiums, he has his own take on Triple Play.
Charles adds, “I always recommend Sports Travel and Tours to my baseball nut friends. They really do a good job. It’s the only way I want to go if I go to big league ballparks. Whether it’s getting there, taking your baggage, or whatever—they take care of every aspect. And the tour guides do an excellent job.”
Learn more about East Coast Extravaganza.