Sports is a major part of American culture and Americans are crazy about sports. Whether you’re a diehard fan or new to loving sports, you will want to check out these top vacation destinations for sports fans in America.
1. The Baseball Hall of Fame
Get yourself to Cooperstown, New Yỏk to visit the widely-known Baseball Hall of Fame. Featuring more than 60,000 square feet of exhibit space, it displays countless treasures from baseball’s past.
Cooperstown itself is quite charming. You can get around on old-fashioned trolleys which go from Main Street to the museums in town. It offers special events from an annual baseball games at Doubleday Field to crafts shows, car shows, special Christmas activities, harvest festivals, and golf tournaments at the Leatherstocking Golf Course.
2. Fantasy sports camps
At the Chicago Cubs Fantasy Camp, wearing a personalized Cubs uniform, you shag pop flies and swing for the fences at historic Wrigley field.
If football is your sport of choice, try the Notre Dame Football Fantasy Camp, where you can get instruction from Notre Dame’s head coach and his assistants.
With 75 million fans and about $3 billion in annual sponsorships, NASCAR has become the most popular spectator sports in the US.
NASCAR driver Richard Petty provides fantasy racing camps, which allows you to drive a real race car on a real racing track.
4. The Boxing Hall of Fame
If you are a boxing fan, you may want to take a trip to the International Boxing Hall of Fame in Canastota, NY.
Canastota was selected as the home of the Boxing Hall of Fame because of its two native sons, Billy Backus and Carmen Basilio, who held championship belts in the welterweight and middleweight divisions respectively.
5. The Football Hall of Fame
Canton, Ohio’s Pro Football Hall of Fame includes interactive exhibits such as an Instant Replay challenge where visitors can play referee. It was built to “honor the heroes of the game, preserve its history, promote its values, and celebrate excellence.”