Travelers appreciate nothing better than a tour guide who well knows the region they are visiting. That personal touch is exactly what they’ll get on the Boroughs Bash, a trip new to Sports Travel and Tours this year.
In August, Anthony Incampo, our project sales coordinator who grew up in Brooklyn, New York, will introduce travelers to New York City as the official guide on the five-day baseball trip.
“It’s a new kind of trip for us,” Anthony says. “It’s a one-city tour, which we never do, and we’re visiting each of the five boroughs.”
Anthony says the group will be a tight-knit one of 20 travelers at the most, making it easier to travel by subway and ferry, something that’s second nature to Anthony.
“This trip is for a person who’s willing to be on the move,” Anthony says. “I’ll do a lot of asking things like ‘Who wants the best pizza? Follow me!’
“People will have to follow me on the train, which is a particularly fun experience after sporting events,” he adds. “Getting on a packed train after the Yankees game, everyone is pumped up.”
The boroughs trip starts on Tuesday, August 7, when travelers convene at the Roosevelt Hotel and get to know one another at an evening trip reception. The Roosevelt Hotel, an iconic Manhattan landmark known as “the Grand Dame of Madison Avenue,” will be guests’ home away from home for the trip’s entirety, offering creative dining options, classic cocktails and a rooftop bar.
Wednesday’s itinerary includes a game at Citi Field in Queens between the New York Mets and the Cincinnati Reds, followed by time to independently explore the city in the evening. On Thursday, a morning Minor League Baseball game between the Staten Island Yankees and the Lowell Spinners at Richmond County Bank Ballpark will be followed by a different kind of entertainment for us: a Broadway show.
Come Friday, travelers will start off at Coney Island, New York City’s legendary amusement district where they can find Nathan’s Famous hot dogs, beachfront stands selling funnel cake, one of the city’s oldest pizzerias and rides like the Cyclone rollercoaster and the Wonder Wheel. The day concludes with a minor league game between the Brooklyn Cyclones and the Connecticut Tigers at MCU Park.
Before departing for home on Saturday, there’ll be time for a match-up between the New York Yankees and the Texas Rangers at Yankee Stadium in the Bronx.
In the event travelers are looking for a longer city getaway, Sports Travel and Tours also offers the option of adding pre- and post-trip nights at the Roosevelt Hotel.
“I’m excited for this trip,” Anthony says. “Visiting the city is something I haven’t done in a while.”
Register soon to reserve your spot on this one-city baseball trip to the Big Apple.