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2013 BALLPARK ROAD TRIP GUIDE

There is nothing like a great road trip across the country to see America's pastime. We have developed 15 different ballpark road trips that you and your family or friends can embark on this season. Most trips are based around the weekend. However some extend into the work week. Check out our Road Trip Guide or read about Ken Schlapp's tour of every MLB ballpark for more tips and information on taking a baseball road trip! Each trip is sorted by date from April until September.
Texas Two Step

DATES:
April 19-21 2013
BALLPARKS: Minute Maid Park, Rangers Ballpark in Arlington
GAMES
April 19-21: Mariners at Rangers
April 19-21: Indians at Astros

trip
Head to Texas in April to beat the summertime heat! During the weekend of April 19th-21st both the Astros and Rangers are at home. See the Astros during their first season in the American League as they host the Cleveland Indians. In Arlington, the Rangers take on Mariners at the Ballpark in Arlington.
A New York State of Mind

DATES:
April 26-28, 2013
BALLPARKS: Citi Field, Yankee Stadium
GAMES
April 26-28: Phillies at Mets
April 26-28: Blue Jays at Yankees
trip
There is one weekend during the 2013 MLB season when you can catch both the Mets and Yankees in town. Check out the Mets in action at Citi Field during the weekend of April 26-28th as they battle the Philadelphia Phillies. The Yankees host the Blue Jays at Yankee Stadium. There are a multitude of attractions to visit in the Big Apple including Central Park, the Empire State Building, Times Square and the Statue of Liberty!

Pacific Coast Highway Tour

DATES: May 4-6, 2013
BALLPARKS: Angel Stadium, Dodger Stadium, Petco Park
GAMES
May 4: Diamondbacks at Padres
May 5: Orioles at Angels
May 6: Diamondbacks at Dodgers
trip
Take an extended weekend trip up the Pacific Coast Highway as you begin your trip in sunny San Diego on Saturday, May 4th as the Padres host the Arizona Diamondbacks. Wake up Sunday and drive to Los Angeles to see the Angels battle Orioles. Monday, you can see the Dodgers host the Diamondbacks at Dodger Stadium. You'll have plenty of time to explore Hollywood and Los Angeles before or after each game!
Midwestern Swing

DATES:
June 1-9, 2013
BALLPARKS: Comerica Park, Great American Ball Park, Miller Park, PNC Park, Progressive Field, Target Field, Wrigley Field, US Cellular Field
GAMES
June 1: Reds at Pirates
June 2: Rays at Indians
June 3: Rockies at Reds
June 4: Rays at Tigers
June 7: Pirates at Cubs
June 8: Athletics at White Sox
June 9: Phillies at Brewers
June 11: Phillies at Twins

trip
This is a true baseball road trip as you head to eight potential ballparks! You can also cut this trip up if you prefer to only go to half of them. Start your trip in Pittsburgh to see one of the best ballparks in baseball, PNC Park, as the Pirates host the Reds on June 1st. Head to Cleveland the next day to see the Indians battle Rays at Progressive Field. On Monday, you'll drive down I-71 to the Queen City to Great American Ball Park, where Cincinnati will take on Colorado. The following day you will head North to Detroit's Comerica Park as the Tigers battle the Rays. Wednesday, June 5th provides you a day off from baseball to travel from Detroit to Chicago. Another off day allows you to check out all the attractions in Chicago on Thursday. Visit the second oldest ballpark in baseball, Wrigley Field on Friday as the Cubs host the Pirates. You'll see the White Sox host the Athletics on Saturday at US Cellular Field before heading North to see the Brewers on Sunday at Miller Park. On Monday you'll drive across the State of Wisconsin to Minneapolis, MN where you'll end your trip on Tuesday, June 11th as the Twins battle the Phillies at Target Field.
The Windy City

DATES: June 7-9, 2013
BALLPARKS: US Cellular Field, Wrigley Field
GAMES
June 7-9: Pirates at Cubs
June 7-9: Athletics at White Sox

trip
There is only one time during the baseball season when both the White Sox and Cubs are in town during the same weekend. In 2013 that weekend is June 7th-9th . You can see the Cubs battle the Pirates at Wrigley Field and the White Sox take on the A's at US Cellular Field. While in Chicago be sure to visit Navy Pier for a great view of the Chicago skyline or go up high to the 103rd floor of the Willis Tower to see the city from high above.

The Battle of Ohio

DATES: June 14-16 or July 5-7, 2013
BALLPARKS: Great American Ball Park, Progressive Field
GAMES
June 14-16: Brewers at Reds
June 14-16: Nationals at Indians  or
July 5-7: Mariners at Reds
July 5-7: Tigers at Indians
trip
Another weekend trip where you visit two great cities in Ohio! Start in the Northeast part of the state in Cleveland or the Southwest part in Cincinnati. You'll travel along I-71 to get to either city. There are two great weekends that you can see the Indians at Progressive Field and see the reigning National League Central Champion Reds at Great American Ball Park. Check out all the exciting new restaurants along the Banks next to Great American Ball Park and be sure to visit the Rock N Roll Hall of Fame in Cleveland before or after the game!
The Sunshine State

DATES: June 14-16 or July 12-14, 2013
BALLPARKS: Marlins Park, Tropicana Field
GAMES
June 14-16: Royals at Rays
June 14-16: Cardinals at Marlins  or
July 12-14: Astros at Rays
July 12-14: Nationals at Marlins
trip
South Beach here I come! With beaches on both coasts of Florida, you can see games in Tampa and Miami, and hit up the beaches during the day! This weekend trip allows you to begin your journey in either Miami or Tampa. Watch Marlins battle either the Cardinals or Nationals and the Rays take on the Royals or Astros at Tropicana Field. Visit the beach in Clearwater, FL while in Tampa or South Beach in Miami where you can enjoy some amazing food and enjoy relaxing at one of the most beautiful beaches in the country.
The Southwest

DATES: June 21-25, 2013
BALLPARKS: Angel Stadium, Chase Field, Dodger Stadium, Petco Park
GAMES
June 21: Reds at Diamondbacks
June 23: Pirates at Angels
June 24: Giants at Dodgers
June 25: Phillies at Padres
trip
Start your trip in Phoenix as you see the Diamondbacks battle the Cincinnati Reds on June 21, 2013. Take a day's drive to visit the Grand Canyon and Las Vegas before waking up on Sunday June 23rd to drive Los Angeles to see the Angels taken on the Pirates at Angel Stadium. The following day, see the Dodgers battle their NL West foe, the San Francisco Giants, at Dodger Stadium. Take in all the attractions in Hollywood and Los Angeles before driving down the Pacific Coast Highway to Petco Park in San Diego for the Padres game on June 25, 2013 against the Philadelphia Phillies.
Show Me State

DATES: July 19-21 or September 6-8, 2013
BALLPARKS: Busch Stadium, Kauffman Stadium
GAMES
July 19-21: Padres at Cardinals
July 19-21: Tigers at Royals  or
September 6-8: Pirates at Cardinals
September 6-8: Tigers at Royals
trip
This three weekend trip can begin on either side of the State of Missouri. You begin by seeing the Cardinals play at Busch Stadium on Friday or start your trip in Kansas City at Kauffman Stadium watching the Royals. Drive across the state on Saturday and see Missouri's other team play on Sunday. Grab some famous BBQ in Kansas City and check out St. Louis' most iconic landmark, the Arch.
Beltway Battle

DATES: July 26-28, 2013
BALLPARKS: Camden Yards, Nationals Park
GAMES
July 26-28: Red Sox at Orioles
July 26-28: Mets at Nationals

trip
With only 40 miles separating Baltimore and Washington, DC you can see some of baseball's youngest stars during the three day weekend of July 26-28, 2013. Start your journey on Friday, July 26th in Washington DC as the Nationals battle the Mets at Nationals Park. Split Saturday seeing the sites in each city, walking along the Inner Harbor in Baltimore and visiting a museum or monument in DC. Enjoy an afternoon game on Sunday at one of baseball's classic ballparks, Camden Yards as the Orioles play the Boston Red Sox.
Bay Area Showdown

DATES: July 26-28, 2013
BALLPARKS: AT&T Park, O.co Coliseum
GAMES
July 26-28: Cubs at Giants
July 26-28: Angels at Athletics
trip
Like teams in New York City and Chicago, it is hard to find one weekend during the season when both teams are in town. The San Francisco Giants and Oakland Athletics are both in town during the three day weekend of July 26-28, 2013. Check out MLB's most beautiful ballpark, AT&T Park as the Giants host the Chicago Cubs. The BART can take you across the Bay to see the area's other team, the Oakland A's as they battle the Los Angeles Angels at the O.co Coliseum. There are plenty of things to do on your trip to San Francisco including taking a tour of Alcatraz, finding the best view of the Golden Gate Bridge or eating some of San Francisco's famous crab cakes!
California Dreaming
DATES: July 27-August 1, 2013
BALLPARKS: Angel Stadium, AT&T Park, Dodger Stadium, O.co Coliseum, Petco Park,
GAMES
July 27: Cubs at Giants
July 28: Angels at Athletics
July 30: Yankees at Dodgers
July 31: Reds at Padres
August 1: Blue Jays at Angels
trip
Check out all of California's MLB ballparks on this trip that will take you to five stadiums. Begin your trip on Saturday, July 27th in San Francisco as the Giants take on the Cubs at the beautiful AT&T Park. The following day you will go to the other side of the Bay to see the Oakland Athletics at the O.co Coliseum. Monday, enjoy a scenic drive South as you head to Los Angeles. Tuesday's game, the Dodgers vs. Yankees, at Dodger Stadium may be on the best games of the year! Tuesday you'll take a short drive to San Diego and Petco Park before returning to see the Angels battle the Blue Jays on Wednesday, August 1st. Add an extra day or two to your trip to enjoy all the attractions in the City of Angels!
The Keystone State

DATES:
August 2-4, 2013 or September 20-22, 2013
BALLPARKS: Citizens Bank Park, PNC Park
GAMES
August 2-4: Rockies at Pirates
August 2-4: Braves at Phillies  or
September 20-22: Reds at Pirates
September 20-22: Mets at Phillies
trip
Travel from end to end as you journey across the State of Pennsylvania on this trip. Both the Phillies and the Pirates are at home during two weekends throughout the baseball season. On August 2nd until August 4th the Pirates host the Rockies at PNC Park while the Phillies host the Mets at Citizens Bank Park. If you prefer to wait until the end of September, check out the Pirates in action during the weekend of September 20-22 as the Reds visit Pittsburgh and see the Phillies at Citizens Bank Park as the Braves come to Philly. You'll travel across the heart of Pennsylvania on I-76 as you go from one city to another. Be sure to grab a Primanti sandwich in Pittsburgh and a Cheesesteak in Philadelphia!
I-95er

DATES:
August 15-20, 2013
BALLPARKS: Camden Yards, Citi Field, Citizens Bank Park, Nationals Park, Yankee Stadium
GAMES
August 15: Giants at Nationals
August 16: Rockies at Orioles
August 17: Dodgers at Phillies
August 19: Blue Jays at Yankees
August 20: Braves at Mets
trip
Check out five ballparks on this trip up Interstate 95 on the East Coast. You'll begin your journey in the nation's capital as the Washington Nationals host the San Francisco Giants on August 15th. The next day enjoy the sites in DC before the 40 minute drive to Baltimore to see the Orioles take on the Rockies at Camden Yards on Friday night. On Saturday August 17th you will continue your journey North to see the Phillies play the Dodgers at Citizens Bank Park. Sunday you can enjoy a day sightseeing in Philadelphia or you can drive to New York City. Monday's game will match the Yankees against the Blue Jays at Yankee Stadium. You'll wrap up this trip on Tuesday at Citi Field as the Mets host the Braves.
The Big Apple & Beantown

DATES:
August 29-September 1, 2013
BALLPARKS: Citi Field, Fenway Park, Yankee Stadium
GAMESGAMES
August 29: Phillies at Mets
August 30: Orioles at Yankees
September 1: White Sox at Red Sox
trip
See three of baseball's most popular franchises in this journey that will take you to two cities and three ballparks over four days. Your trip starts with an afternoon game at Citi Field as the Mets host the Phillies on August 29th. The following day you'll head to the Bronx to see the Yankees battle the Orioles at Yankee Stadium in a rematch of the 2012 American League Division Series. On Saturday you'll drive North to Boston where you can spend an evening exploring Boston before a Sunday afternoon game at Fenway Park where the Red Sox will take on the White Sox.

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