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. We obsess over the baseball schedule each season year. We plan “business trips” so we can catch our favorite teams on their home turf. We think the best way to spend an afternoon is touring a famous old field (my favorite, Wrigley Field, turns 100 this year), and we’re the first in line to check out a shiny new stadium.
Having a passion for baseball is a fine thing, and there are plenty of baseball vacation companies out there that cram buses full of diehards and test fandom to its limit. My philosophy, however, is that when you have a passion for something, it’s even better when you can share it with folks who are special to you — your sweetheart, your best friends, your family.
I know not everyone is as crazy for baseball as I am. So, with America’s Pastime Tours, I aim to create a sports vacation experience with something for everyone to enjoy. Take our Mid-Atlantic Tour, for instance. This metropolitan excursion kicks off in vibrant New York City on the first weekend in August. The kids are still out of school, the dog days of summer turning up to the highest notch — I know plenty of people here in my home base of Sarasota, Florida will agree that this is a perfect time to get out of town! I don’t know about you, but I can hear these cool city skylines calling.
Day 1 — Saturday, August 2: Giants vs. Mets
Day 2 — Sunday, August 3: Giants vs. Mets
Day 3 — Monday, August 4: Tigers vs. Yankees
Day 4 — Tuesday, August 5: Astros vs. Phillies
Day 5 — Wednesday, August 6: Mets vs. Nationals
Day 6 — Thursday, August 7: Mets vs. Nationals
Day 7 — Friday, August 8: Cardinals vs. Orioles
Day 8 — Saturday, August 9: Transportation to Airport
If you’d like to learn more about what’s in store on the Mid-Atlantic Tour, click here for the full itinerary. I would love to answer any questions you may have, and I’m just a click away! Just “Ask Charlie” below.