As the summer weeks of baseball season march steadily to that first weekend in October, there are only two words on a baseball fan’s mind: pennant races. Right now, of course, we’re only a third of the way through baseball’s regular season, but excitement is already mounting over which teams will advance to postseason playoffs.
I love baseball so much that sometimes I believe it’s contagious — that’s precisely why I started America’s Pastime Tours. The word “pastime” might imply an activity to pick up when there’s nothing better to do, but for us longtime fans of the game, taking in a baseball game is ultimate leisure.
I opened the latest edition of “Memories and Dreams”, the official magazine of the Hall of Fame the other day (it is the one with Babe Ruth on the cover) and starting reading the first article on the Babe. It reminded me something I that I had forgotten, 2014 is the 100th anniversary of Babe Ruth’s first …
I really do!! But with the start of the season I have been hearing and reading that baseball is boring, that it is just too slow. Well, baseball is not boring but it is taking too long to play a game.
When I first started watching baseball…
That’s right! America’s Pastime Tours is all about you having the trip most baseball fans only dream about. We put together baseball vacations where all the arrangement have been made with you in mind. All the details are taken care of, the transportation, great seats, top shelf accommodations, stadium tours and much, much more. This is what to expect from any one of our luxury baseball vacations. When you arrive at our starting cities…
Whenever the subject comes up of the best major league town, St. Louis is always at or near the top of everyone’s list. Though they my not be as demonstative as Red Sox or Phillie fans, no one loves their team like the fans of the Cardinals. For someone who lived there for nearly 10 years, I know it to be true. Redbird fans not…
“People ask me what I do in the winter when there is no baseball. I’ll tell you what I do. I stare out the window and wait for spring.” – Roger Hornsby, Hall of Fame Inductee, 1942.
While most of the country is in the middle of winter, we baseball fans eagerly anticipate our official beginning of spring, when pitchers and catchers report for training. While a lot of you are shoveling snow, we at America’s Pastime Tours are putting the finishing touches on five great trips for the upcoming season. Check out the “Trips” section on our website to get all the details. You will see we go to many wonderful cities and see some fantastic ballparks. Some venues are new, such as the modern Yankee Stadium, Busch Stadium, and AT&T park in San Francisco (just to name a few). We have also planned trips to see a couple of the old venerable parks, such as Wrigley Field (which is celebrating its 100th anniversary this year) and Dodger Stadium. We even have a trip that includes spending a whole day in beautiful Cooperstown, NY to see the Baseball Hall of Fame. It is a must-see for even the casual fan!
Once you check out our trips, you will notice the philosophy behind America’s Pastime Tours. For one, there are no long bus rides from city to city. Generally if it takes more than three to four hours to drive to a destination, we fly. We usually stay at four-star downtown hotels, most within walking distance to the ballpark. We also plan our trips to include plenty of free time for sight-seeing in our vacation cities. We will be there to give you any advice on what to see, and will arrange any desired excursions for you.
But we never forget why we are here, and that is to enjoy the great game of baseball. We will always have great seats — no nosebleed sections. Stadium tours have been scheduled for many of the parks we will visit. We are here to make sure your baseball vacation is one that you will never forget! So book a trip today, and enjoy America’s Pastime!
I would like to officially welcome you America’s Pastime Tours. We started this company with the mission to provide our clients the best baseball vacation imaginable — in other words, the way I would want to travel and see major league games and cities.
As a lifelong fan of the game, I have loved doing “road trips” since I was in my late teens. There is nothing more exciting for me than to go to a stadium and city I have never seen. Last year I finally got to go to Seattle and see Safeco Field. What a beautiful ballpark. But I also had time to tour the Boeing plant, explore the famous Pike Place Market and, of course, visit the Space Needle.
When you travel with America’s Pastime Tours, you won’t spend hours on a bus going from one park to the next, or sleep in small hotels outside the city. We almost always stay in high-end hotels in the middle of all the sights. Many are just a short walk to the ballpark and also close to everything else the city offers that you will surely want to experience.
But we never forget first and foremost why we are all here. It is to enjoy and share our passion for the game and history of America’s Pastime!