What Makes for a Perfect Family Summer?

Posted by | May 22, 2014 | Blog |

In my opinion, there’s no better way for a family to spend summer vacation than to take our Mid-Atlantic Tour. It’s brimming with baseball, stadium tours, and exciting destinations, with plenty of time for seeing sights that your kids have only glimpsed in books. In the space of seven days we will see seven major league games, nine different teams, and five of baseball’s best stadiums in four major cities.

It all starts off in the most exciting metropolis in the world, New York City, where we’ll stay at the Grand Hyatt for three nights. Located in the heart of Manhattan in Times Square, the Grand Hyatt is a four-star luxury hotel right in the middle of all the action. During our stay, we will take in two games at Citi Field between the San Francisco Giants and the New York Mets. The Giants are currently on top in their division and I expect they will be in a dogfight in trying to hold off the Rockies and the Dodgers.

Derek Jeter, "the Captain"

“The Captain” Derek Jeter

We’ll spend our third day will be spent at the new Yankee Stadium. If you have never seen it in person, I gotta say, it’s a bit over the top. But what do you expect? It’s the Yankees, for Pete’s sake! We have a tour set up to explore this fantastic ballpark, followed by a night game against the Tigers. Of course, we know who is retiring after this year! So we all want to see The Captain, Derek Jeter, before he heads off to Cooperstown.

Our tour continues with an easy two-hour drive to Philadelphia, where we have great seats to see the Phillies take on the Houston Astros in their new Citizens Bank Park. Then it’s off to our nation’s capital to spend two days touring the historic sites and enjoying two NL East games between the Nationals and the Mets. The Nats should be in the thick of things in the NL East, and if the Mets’ young pitching continues to improve, they may be in the hunt as well. We will be staying at the Hyatt Regency, close by to many things you will want to see, including the Capitol, Library of Congress, and the Supreme Court.

Our seventh day of our tour starts with a short trip to Baltimore, where we have a tour scheduled to see the stadium that started the “retro” style in all the new parks: Oriole Park at Camden Yards. Then we also see the Babe Ruth Museum and Birthplace, which is right next door. After we check into our nearby hotel, we get ready for the final game of your vacation, an inter-league match of the Orioles against the St. Louis Cardinals. I expect both teams will be at or near the top of their respective divisions.

Exciting pennant race baseball in some great cities! That’s what’s in store when you travel with America’s Pastime Tours. Visit the trip page and book your tour today!

Mid-Atlantic Tour

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