Choosing The Perfect Travel Destination

Essential Things To Take With You On A Baseball Road Trip

by Eli Lambert

When you're a baseball fan, one of the best ways to spend a few days during the season is to gather up some friends and take a road trip to a new baseball stadium. Whether you're seeing your favorite team in a different city or just enjoying seeing two random teams playing America's pastime, you and your friends will enjoy the travel, the game, and everything else about the trip with the right preparation. You likely already have a list of the things that you want to pack, but there are a handful of other simple items that will augment your enjoyment as you plan your trip. Here are some essentials.

An MP3 Player Loaded With Baseball Podcasts

Instead of driving across the state and constantly adjusting the radio to find the local sports talk station, load up an MP3 player with a bunch of baseball podcasts and connect it to your vehicle's stereo input. You can choose the major podcasts offered by the national baseball broadcasters or smaller podcasts that focus exclusively on your team. Whatever the case, it's fun to listen to some top-quality baseball talk on your road trip.

A List Of Tourist Destinations

Although baseball will be your focus on this trip, take the time to do some thorough research on the Internet in advance to reveal which tourist attractions are in not only the city you're visiting, but also along the route. Whether it's a notable museum, something off the National Register of Historic Places, or a funky restaurant that is popular with locals and tourists alike, this extra bit of planning can further increase the enjoyment of your trip. There's no worse feeling than getting back home after the trip and someone asking you if you visited a certain attraction that was along your route — but that you had no idea about. For help finding tourist destinations, consider consulting a trip planning guide for the area you will be traveling through.

The Stadium App

Visiting a new major league stadium for the first time doesn't have to feel overwhelming. If you want to make sure that you get a chance to check out each of the stadium's unique features, make sure that you download the team's stadium app in advance of your visit. It will give you a directory of attractions that you'll want to see at the stadium, as well as provide you with a thorough list of all the notable concession stands, which can greatly increase your enjoyment of your visit.